NEWSWEEK vs. The Atlantic: Dueling Data wonks

Newsweek‘s “Hit the road, Barack: Why we need a new president” written by conservative historian Niall Ferguson vs. The Atlantic‘s article “A Full Fact-Check of Niall Ferguson’s Very Bad Argument Against Obama” by senior associate editor Matthew O’Brien are good reads.

The only problem going on here is with me and my frustration in knowing who to believe anymore without having to do my own research to ferret out the truth.  If I have to devote one more minute to fact-checking the supposed ‘fact-checkers’ on facts (not to mean the writers referenced here), I might as well finish the dam research and go the one-more-step and just publish my dam book Liars for Hire for a million bucks advance and get on with my life, hunh?  I dream of isolated beaches….aaaaaah

Crikey-Roos!

The ‘Castro Hour’ is about to begin! Grab a chair in the village square..and BE there!

I call it the ‘Castro Hour’ in dis(honor) of Fidel hisself, for all his speeches, sermons and harangues held for hours and days at a time, in the open, village square, perpetually, standing-room only*.  Why?  Because I couldn’t find a TV station that wasn’t showing the ‘Castro Hour’, that’s why!  And I thought the networks had come to their prez-O fatigue moment last year, not feeling compelled to carry every one of his appearances..several times..every day. There for awhile.  Better get those seats, folks, the name-calling begins now.  This is the time when everyone attending is announced so it will be known for eons this-or-that senator, this-or-that representative, this-or-that VIP, not-so-important attendees, SCOTUS, and not a mouse in sight, attended the occasion.  There was a time when I watched the State of the Union Address, filled with pride and hope – not  high on Hopium.  So without further ado…..SEND IN THE CLOWNS!!!.

UPDATE 1:  Grown-ups screeching?
UPDATE 2:  I didn’t know “clapping” came in cans like laughter.
UPDATE 3:  No one’s hands or arms have fallen off yet.
UPDATE 4:  Wow.  CONTRIVANCE EXTRAORDINAIRE!
UPDATE  5:  Phoney-baloney pomp & circumstance fit for a king.
UPDATE  6:  Well. That introduction was o.b.s.c.e.n.e.

Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit, 2013 State of the Union Address – OPEN THREAD

Open-fire, spray SUSPICIOUS vehicle with bullets on open road? You’re kiddin’ me

Since when has it been alright for lahw enfarcement to open-fire on a vehicle on the open roads of America?  (S)

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Not since Bonnie & Clyde, I’d reckon!  Yes, yes, yes, I know lahw enfarcement are searching for this Dorner character, the 33 year old fugitive suspected of killing three people and injuring two others.  BUT COME ON!  Lahw enfarcement mistake the vehicle for Dorner’s pickup, open-fire on the vehicle injuring 2 mail carriers?!?  HOLY COW. This is nucking futz.

And to think, we all agree it’s outrageous when SWAHT teams kick down the door of the wrong house and spray the inside with bazookas killing innocent people. -oo- But now, Americans have to worry about being gunned down in public by trigger-happy LEcowboys out & about on a manhunt?!?

Megaphone Alert: Lahw Enfarcement to Americans:  PAY ATTENTION. We are conditioning you to the policies and procedures of the impending lahw enfarcement manifesto which may include open-fire on moving vehicles on our highways, pin-point drone attacks and surgical excision of targeted homesteads suspected to harbor ugly thoughts.

Please.professionals with a brain, moderate disposition and common sense, you need to pony up to the big kahunas and put a stop to this madness.  Stop talking about these abuses, lecturing the choir, and ‘safety-in-numbers’ C-SPAN appearances if you can’t deliver change to these lawless practices.  Otherwise, take another hit on your Hopium and ride outta town on your horse with no legs, howboutit?

UPDATE on Prez-O’s “skeet” shot (‘,’)

bamamoderndavycrockett‘I shot the sheriff, I did not shoot the deputy skeet throw-er’

OK, I’ve thought about this photo a little more and have come to the conclusion that it’s possible prez-O shot the clay-pigeon launcher or thrower because he’s put a bead on something directly in front of himself and most skeet shooters try not to shoot the launcher.  But that’s just my opinion *tricksy titters*  Let’s hope this is a “staged” shot.  Sorry, but I’m high on Hopium here.  How ’bout chu?

It’s the Self-Control NOT Gun Control, Stupid!

Let’s get real here, pardner.  This Instant-Gratification Party needs to end.   The Trigger-Tempers need to be reined in, like, now.   Our kids and young adults need to get down to the business of becoming productive, responsible citizens.   Our parents need to put down their toys and self-interests and get down to the business of raising their kids as though they love them.   Not tolerate them.  Not resent them because they require one’s time and attention.   Feed their bodies and their souls.  Teach them and yourselves moderation, patience and self-control.  Get your kids some religion and community service to learn to get over themselves and serve others.   Get off your high-horse and get down to business!  And remember, PopUpCommontater is not full of what your horse leaves behind it, warm and steaming.  Hee Haw.

Yoo-hoo! Uncle Sam, your contrivance slip is showing and you’re blowing smoke

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OK, for starters, skeeters might say this is a novice stance to which I reckon I’d agree.  However, I’m surprised the photographer didn’t show smoke coming from his ears as well, the “smoke” looks like it’s been “photo-shopped”. *tricksy titters*  The barrel needs cleaning…   and backfires come from the rear of a car.  Lastly, not much of a lift there. Waz the prez shooting paper dolls off a picket fence?  Hee Haw!

News Stew 01.18.13

  • There’s something creepy about a president, unveiling gun proposal plans, needing to surround himself with children.  It reminds me of other creepy imaginings like entertainers with arrested development preferring the company of children so they can feel all-mature and powerful-like.  Taking a serious issue and reducing it down to like, say, Mr. Rogers using his index finger to slowly push a tiny truck across a desk….parking it next to the big pink eraser.

  • It’s a joke to learn how FAST & FURIOUS Attorney General Eric Holder and the DOJ are asking a federal court to delay indefinitely a case brought against them by watchdog Judicial Watch.  Didn’t Prez-O just sign an executive order stating “the DOJ will release a report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns and make it widely available to law enforcement”.  Oops to bad timing.  It’s nice to note this irony pointed out by PuC recently hasn’t been lost on other astute observers.
  • Cyclist Lance Armstrong strong-arms his pseudo-conscience in his interview with Oprah Winfrey on his doping, actually says it was “part of the job” . Seriously.  I just can’t understand why Armstrong wasn’t sitting on the floor with the rest of the children during Prez-O’s creepy gun proposal photo-op.  Deceitful Armstrong, just another flawed character.  Another narcissistic headline-grabber.
  • Now I’m reading about the kid’s video at Prez-O’s gun proposal plans photo-op who yelled in unison “NO GUNS! NO GUNS!” while reading their pithy letters, most likely dictated and coached by their parents via the Ministry of Propaganda.  Contrived, through-and-through.  Perhaps by self-appointed ‘knowledge experts’ in knickers.
  • And now, from this ‘self-appointed knowledge leader’, there’s never been a despot who hasn’t surrounded himself by lots of kiddies in a public forum.

Sen. Diane Feinstein, gun owner for *her* own protection vs. wants to take *your* gun! *hypocrite alert*

Here’s a good one to mull over hours before Prez-O takes to the podium to dictate what you are allowed in the World According to Garp, er, Grab-ber, as in, grabbing up all your Constitutional Rights squirreled away in your nest egg.  As Prez-O stands at the podium, backed by all his Enforcers backed by their Big Guns with their own Big Gunners, just think for a moment about how FAST and FURIOUS they are to get their gun ban laws enacted (BEFORE they clean their own house of illegal doings?).  You’ll only have your pitch forx to hold them off at the stand-off corral, ok?  And so, without further ado, here’s Diane Feinstein du jour senator, sitting in her congressional seat (where’s her seat belt??!!), rationalizing why she had to arm herself to her captive *snort* audience because she received death threats – and she was gonna shoot them first!  Gotta love these congressional Ghost GunBusters!

[HERE IS THE SPACE WHERE THE VIDEO WAS STRIPPED OUT ! um]

You can view it here.

It’s okay to screeeeeeam.  All is futile.

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The Foolishness of Self-Appointed Gun Rights “Experts” in knickers

It’s embarrassing to hear educated grown-ups pretzelizing the Second Amendment, in these modern times, espousing nonsense contrary to its original intent.  For some reason these young self-appointed “experts” parade onto the public stage via C-SPAN to bark their opinions on gun rights (albeit subjective pretzelization of the truth), defy the genetic memory of citizens throughout our nation’s history.  Hundreds of years of consensus as to our Constitutional rights is pretzelized by liberal-leaning young whippersnappers who have no business standing in a public forum, no less on TV, haranguing in the manner of Clinton’s “it depends on what the meaning of is, is”.  So, for decades, we have been subjected to self-appointed-”experts”-in-knickers (taking either side of a debate depending on who pays better, I presume?), taking time-honored consensus through the ages, analyzing it down to a gnat’s eyeball until it’s ground down to a piece of unrecognizable ism.  Surely a sign of narcissism if I ever saw one.  Liberals love to hear themselves talk..incessantly…preferably onstage…until their hair starts to thin *tricksy titters* at which time they exit stage right expeditiously. ;>

CONCLUSION:  We should insist on real expertise to discuss and settle complex matters.  We should not send in the clowns.  Thank you very much.

Private, er, parts of this website holding “Ellie” in SpamLand *wink*

Hiya Ellie, er, Wayne, of foreign allegiance in domicile .de/Germany.  Thanks for your comment which will not show up here for the simple reason that you are a liar, liar, pants on fire!  and never had a “similar” website  such as PuC’s <commontater.wordpress.com/the-wrecking-ball> albeit, with a “slightly different spelling”, because it ain’t, plus the fact that you’re being held “prisoner” in the spam hold *tricksy titters* of this ship.   No, I did not “click” on the URL link you provided <dewaynecagle@vegemail.com> ……………….because my readers will!

p.s. I don’t mean you no harm, Ellie – but you done tol’ me a lie – so good-bye!  Have a nice life.

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