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Good heavens

According to the US Army, as a Catholic I’m an extremist. Lumped right in with Hamas and Al Qaeda.

What’s most ridiculous is they’re basing this info on a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. If you want to talk about extremists, they’re one of the most racist organizations I’ve ever heard of.

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How the free market can fix the media

The free market is really an easy concept. What motivates us to work? Obviously some of us enjoy it, but our true motivation is money. We want a decent income to live comfortably, provide for our families and if we’re lucky, have enough left over for some creature comforts.

Nothing underscored the beauty of the free market more for me than when I started my own business. Monday became my favorite day of the week; I couldn’t wait to hit the ground running to interact with my customers and get more jobs going. And because I didn’t have an automatic salary just magically appearing in my checking account every two weeks, I had an extra layer of motivation. It’s incumbent on me to make sure I can pay the bills and function.

Part of that is customer service; a BIG part. Customer service is my number one priority. I make sure my customers get their questions answered, are satisfied with the prices and the product, and I make sure they hear from me but not too much. Because I know that there are other companies like mine—and they can easily take their business elsewhere.

Therein lies the problem with the media. They don’t care about the people who watch or read; all they care about is numbers which convert to getting higher dollar for ad space. Somewhere they’ve lost touch with their core principles (in many cases they seem to have no principles at all). For years we’ve been hearing about how circulation numbers for the New York Times and Washington Post are going south. Many people point their finger at the digital age and how no one buys an actual newspaper anymore. Hogwash (does anyone say “hogwash” anymore?). Here’s a novel idea: stop pandering to one segment of society and completely alienating the other—which happens to be a larger segment—and you’ll sell more newspapers.

So maybe, just *maybe* that’s what CNN is doing. We saw Univision step into the large void the MSM left by not completely and accurately covering Fast and Furious. And now, CNN decides to report some actual news. You can apply whichever cliché to this you like: nature abhors a vacuum. Water seeks its own level.

No matter how you slice it, the free market principles would fix the MSM.

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Which is the weaker sex? Neither.

Part of the Obama perma-campaign (I truly believe this man has never governed) is the claim that women make less than men for doing the same job. I saw a report on Fox the other night that proves that they really don’t have true data to back that up. The data we do have, however, is that women on the POTUS staff are in fact paid a weaker salary than the men folk. We often accuse others of actions of which we’re guilty, so maybe that’s what’s going on here.

But then you have this article from The Atlantic, citing yet another conflicting stat:

In nearly 40 percent of American marriages, the wife earns more than the husband.

Naturally that seems to fly in the face of the POTUS’s campaign claim where he openly tries to pander to women. They go on to report that women who are financially dependent on their husband are more faithful, and if the man is financially dependent on his wife, he tends to stray. Apart from that being a broad brush with which they’re painting, I have this newsflash: water is wet.

The feminist movement never seems to pick up on the fact that if you emasculate a man into submission, it’s not good for a relationship. Now I’m not saying that making more than your husband is an automatic ticket to emasculation, but if you DO make more, you have to create balance in other areas to ensure he knows he’s the man. That’s not caveman mentality, that’s common sense.

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Madge likes Obama

Is akin to saying “water is wet.” Gotta give the old broad credit for putting her own creative flourish of calling him a half-black Muslim. At least she kept her boobs tucked in while gettin’ all political.

But what I find more interesting is the crowd reaction. It’s not overwhelming and full of happy cheer. I think I even hear a few boos. I know my friends over at GOProud probably love Madonna, but won’t be voting for Obama.

Can Madonna even vote in this election? I thought she now has a British accent and lives in jolly England. Then again, we don’t seem to mind when non citizens cast their vote in major elections.

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Spin cycle

Today during a campaign speech, Romney said that Obama didn’t raise taxes during his presidency. I can think of one tax, namely the big behemoth that none of us wanted, which will effect each and every tax paying American.

Several pundits on the right are wondering why the hell he’d say such a thing. I’m sure we can say it was a gaffe, but then again according to the mainstream media, every word that drops out of Gov Romney’s mouth is a gaffe.

But what I look forward to most is how the MSM will cover this. The statement is untrue, it is a fact that Obama did raise our taxes.. but they don’t like pointing out anything that makes Obama look bad. So I don’t expect them to point their finger, shout “A-HA, Romney lies again! Obama DID raise taxes and whole shitload!”

We have a sneak peak already. Here’s ABC news’ spin on it:

Indeed, Republicans have spent much of the election season criticizing Obama for adding to the middle class tax burden, most recently citing in a campaign email blast the 6 million Americans expected to face a tax penalty for violating the Affordable Care Act’s insurance mandate.

And there you have it. They won’t claim it to be true, they’ll couch it as a “Republican claim.”

At some point I hope they realize that we see their thinly veiled attempt at a wording sleight-of-hand, but what they’re doing is deplorable and what they print is filth. Long live the new media.

 

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Women for Romney

A must-read for any woman. I don’t know if it’s because I’m paying more attention than ever, but I’ve never seen such abuse by the mainstream media and pure dereliction of their duty. Thank heavens for the new media.

Also female related, this is just appalling. I guarantee any opt-out flyer was sent home with a student and most got lost in backpacks. The majority of parents may not even be aware that this is happening. And yet, you probably still can’t get an aspirin from the school nurse without parental consent. The moral degradation of our society continues.

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