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Listen to (Milwaukee) Police Chief Edward Flynn response to a question from a reporter (saying he was disrespectful, read: “racist”) asking why he was on his phone checking the updates earlier in the press conference.

We need more real talk like this:

How long before Sharpton comes after him?

All this crap and hype in the news about who did and didn’t attend whose funerals. Hey, you make your own judgments on what is right or wrong in your own mind. Brown and Greene both had administration representation as is shown here in MediaMatters See, I’m fair with my links. Greene had red representation (Repub….sort of) and Brown had blue (liberal Dems) so, all in all, it was a very colorful affair……even including the Rainbow Coalition guru. Now you know. But I’ll tell you something you didn’t know. If you read the upper right of the link, you will see this:

ABOUT OUR RESEARCH

Our research section features in-depth media analysis, original reports illustrating skewed or inadequate coverage of important issues, thorough debunking of conservative falsehoods that find their way into coverage and other special projects from Media Matters’ research department.

I wonder if that is the liberal version of “fair and balanced”?

Ever heard the statement: It’s my ball so we play by my rules! This is my blog and we play by my rules, which means that other than outting a person or useless, vulgar diatribe, anything goes…….including offending someone’s beliefs. I don’t censor you. You don’t censor others, and so on. Notice how the censors have backed off on the “bad word” bleeps on some communications? Coming of the times I guess. Do I like censorship? Nope. Is there offensive language being spoke? Yup. My option is to turn the dial or channel so that I don’t have to listen if I don’t want to. Self-censorship. Works great. The government makes the censoring criteria and they love to use it to stifle their foes (or as one dictator states–their enemies….politically speaking I hope). They are trying to force a study to make sure that important issues are being covered; minorities and other areas of the population are being addressed; things are pertinent for the times; blah, blah, blah. New censorship. Oh, just forget about that Fairness Act thingamabob because it is only a law and laws are meant to be ignored with this administration. What? It isn’t going thru now and has been put on the back burner? It wasn’t eliminated, was it? Back burner for a later date to rear it’s ugly head once again. Think about this part being the overture for a movie because the meat is coming up now.

People are just plain burned out over the time and expenses for studies (and George Soros was pushing this newsroom study. No false premise there). Who cares how frogs fornicate; why snails slime everything; or how many progs it takes to screw up a lightbulb. But things are done in baby steps and tend to slip by those who are aloof (or on their favorite drug of choice). Let’s take the new censorship on the scene and it’s penalty. The NFL will outlaw the “n word” and give a 15 yard penalty for its use. Nut job? Nincompoop? I guess the n word they are talking about is either nigger or nigga or both. Three quarters of the NFL is Negro and they own the word and use it on themselves all the time. Who is being offended? Can a Negro be racist if he calls another Negro a nigger? Doesn’t make much sense to me. I never hear it or see it on TV games but it must have put a burr in someone’s briefs. Now what I have heard all too often (and seen it mouthed) are the words “shit” and “fuck” but that doesn’t seem to offend anyone. I would consider whitey, cracker and honky to be racist but no one is going after them either. To me, they are just words. I am neither shocked nor offended by them. My mother always told me that ” sticks and stones may break my bones but names would never hurt me”. She was a wise and tradition based lady. My point is that this is a stepping stone to censorship. The NFL will jump right on board to show they aren’t racist. So how can we make them show that cursing in general is an affront? Guess it isn’t important at this juncture. Oh. Almost forgot. Do you know what is as important at this juncture? Jeff Daniels wants to know why the NFL isn’t doing anything about the name “Redskins” also. Those Salem Witch trials that showed the ignorance of religion. Watch what ignorance does with CensorGate. Coming to a media near you soon!

The other day I ran across the film trailer for a movie that will be released soon called ‘Elysium‘. It is set around 140 years in the future where the few, very rich live very well on a luxurious satellite that orbits the Earth called ‘Elysium’ while the rest of humanity lives on an extremely overpopulated and desolate Earth suffering from a Malthusian catastrophe.

Today, it seems that most of our science fiction foretells of a future that is awful and horrible: feral zombies roaming the countryside to eat us, oppressive government, and/or going backwards in technology.  (In fact, can anyone tell me a recent film that presents a bright future for humanity?) I believe much of that is a reflection on us because we are much more pessimistic about the future than we used to be. Man walked on the moon exactly 44 years ago on tomorrow (July 20, 1969). How many of you can imagine us going to the moon today? I just wonder how many people believe that some form of Elysium is what the future holds for us.

I thought about my youth and what a difference these films are from when I grew up. I loved science fiction as a child and I especially loved reading Star Trek novels. My little friends and I would pretend to be Starfleet Captains that explored the far reaches of the galaxy or Buck Rogers out in space defending the earth. We figured that in the future there would be flying cars, like on the Jetsons. Much of our science fiction reflected our belief that the future would be filled with wonder as humanity would continue to advance and invent all types of new gadgets, build moon bases, continue to discover new things, travel to the bottom of the sea and even to other parts of the solar system and beyond. Yes, there were some science fiction that was dystopian, but most of it was bright and I believe that reflected our attitudes at the time.

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Do I feel the least bit sorry for the clowns (pick your poison here)? Not one stinking bit. Where was Justice when we had those classified leaks about the cyber worm in Iranian computers? The leak about Seal Team 6 on the bin Laden operation? And so many others. Where has the AP been on speaking out about the “injustices” of this administration? Fast and Furious? Benghazi? Where have any news source been on critical issues? Absent. So now the rats are starting to feed on their own kind while still alive. The implosions are just beginning and I got a new West Bend popcorn maker that I have been using daily for ballgames. Looks like I will be making extra batches from here on out. Carney won’t respond cause it is an ongoing criminal investigation. I’m still waiting for Carney’s head to explode, live on TV, while giving one of his Pinocchio tales. His washer only has “spin cycle” on its dial.

Others have reflected upon this election with bewilderment. Many of us wonder when the “loose ends” will finally be tied. Reading some good comments and some bad ones also, I bring up lines in a movie called SHOOTER. It is your standard Hollywood fair starring Mark Wahlberg. I like Mark and I liked the movie. It is the normal conspiracy, con, set-up then cover up type of plot but that isn’t what makes the movie. It is the lines in the dialog that jump out at you. They can be used very appropriately for politics of today. With the discussions and issues that have been happening as of late, here are some of the lines that just stand out:

“Howard Purnell: Have you given your official statement yet, ‘cuz I would be VERY cautious about what went IN it.
Nick Memphis: Well, maybe I should wait for the report to come out, read it, and THEN remember.”

“Bob Lee Swagger: I don’t really like the President much. Didn’t like the one before that, much, either.
Colonel Isaac Johnson: You like the idea of the President, living in a free country. Do we allow America to be ruled by thugs?
Bob Lee Swagger: Sure, some years we do. ”

“Senator Charles F. Meachum: There’s always a confused soul that thinks that one man can make a difference. And you have to kill him to convince him otherwise. That’s the hassle with democracy. ”

“Senator Charles F. Meachum: You got any plans after this? You have a rather unique skill set. I’d be interested in offering you a job.
Bob Lee Swagger: Work? For you?
Senator Charles F. Meachum: It’s not really as bad as it seems. It’s all gonna be done in any case. You might as well be on the side that gets you well paid for your efforts.
Nick Memphis: And what side are you on?
Senator Charles F. Meachum: There are no sides. There’s no Sunnis and Shiites. There’s no Democrats and Republicans. There’s only HAVES and HAVE-NOTS.”

“Senator Charles F. Meachum: This is a country, where the Secretary of Defense can go on T.V., and tell the American public, oh, that “This is about freedom! It’s not about oil!” And nobody questions him, cuz they don’t wanna hear the answer, because it’s a lie! There are only so many places at the table, Gunnie. Now, are you on the INSIDE, or are you on the OUT?

And, of course, one of my favorites….

“Senator Charles F. Meachum: The truth is WHAT I SAY IT IS!”

The truth is what I say it is. And if it changes then the change will be the new truth. And so on…. This is what the informed citizen is up against…what is the truth? It is as elusive as a logical progressive. If this were about Bush, over zealous and contrived would be the outcome from every lefty with a soapbox 24/7 for months and even years on end. When it is one of their kind, it dies quickly and mercilessly. The truth is what they say it is. Live with that and just shut the hell up because you can’t win against stupid.

To say that Biden was an ass last night is an injustice. It is an injustice to all the asses of this world. Putting them in the same corner with this clown is patently unfair. The trouble is that this facile thug, masquerading as a serious politician, is beyond the pale. Ryan was respectful of his elder. The trouble is that his elder was soiling himself on stage while conducting a war on women, with Raddatz Biden’s target dejour.

Biden did himself no favors, he was the grin with a body behind it. Red meat for the OWS crowd. Biden interrupted Ryan 82 times, giggling in between and making little sense when he would start shouting. No doubt about it, Chris Matthews had another tingle down his leg. This debate performance will not do well with undecided voters of flyover country. This sort of performance does fine in Philadelphia, but not Des Moines. Still, give the Biden his due, he did fire up the base. Which was a must after Obama’s debate debacle.

Reading the transcript, I would give points to Ryan for Libya, and Biden for Afghanistan. On the home front, Ryan got the better of the Biden overall, but unlike Obama, Biden actually put in a performance. Unlike the Messiah, Biden looked like he wanted to be there. The polls declaring who won are split, and the margins are all in the low single digits. Such a result is the norm. Blowouts like what Romney did to Obama are very rare. It requires that you opponent be a flaccid, clueless, detached, empty-suit in order to garner a 50+ point spread in your favor. Obama, despite protestations of the left, was himself that night. No teleprompter, no script, no prepped-for questions planted in the press pool. Just a clueless, lost, community-organizer in way-over his head.

Biden needs to take a class on Geography; the alleged foreign policy expert does not know the relative sizes of Libya and Syria. More importantly, how is it Biden can in one debate throw the intel community under the bus regarding Stevens’ murder in Benghazi and then pivot, and place absolute faith in their prowess regarding the Iranian nuclear program? Finally, the hard part in making a nuclear bomb is not the bomb assembly, it is the collection if fissile material for the bomb. This is a lie with monstrous implications.

My bs-o-meter finally broke last night when Biden intoned that his Catholic faith defines him; the spring shot out through the glass display and put a hole in the ceiling. There also were the lou-lou’s regarding the Libyan embassy debacle, the meter pegged red so hard it bent the needle. The sorry return to the mythical $5T in tax cuts was another peg-red moment. Still, considering Biden’s handicap, I should not be surprised that he can’t tell the truth even if his life depends on it.

The question then is what does this mean for the upcoming debates? With the bleeding stopped, can team Messiah recapture the lost momentum, and lost voters? The poll aggregates are trending against Team Blue since the first debate. Obama has a tougher row to hoe than Biden. Smokin’ Joe can afford to be a total ass on TV, Obama cannot. Obama, who is admittedly lazy, needs to come prepared, and have something other than a set of campaign-commercial one-liners memorized. This is a daunting mission, as Obama’s work ethic is not up to the task.