(caution: I will kaibosh, so don’t be that guy)
Hint: no, not “communist” ’cause S was already used
(What? Oh, just postin’ an old idea that’s been a’moulderin’ in the job jar.)
Your assignment is to go read Jeffrey Brown’s “A Liberal/Progressive Epiphany” over at American Thinker.
Go ahead, we’ll wait.
… *tick*tick*tick*tick*tick*tick* …
Pretty good, huh?
Look, I harbor no illusions that the scales will fall from the eyes of very many true-believer Progs.
Their entire self-worth, their social life, and their incomes depend upon the Progressive view.
Their constituents are mainly gov’t addicts, arrogants, and dupes, few of which I expect to understand all this.
They are, for want of a better term, bitter clingers.
No, the most we can hope for is a sobering-up of their main enabling class, the media.
Without that cover, Progs will be faced with having to deal with the truth on occasion, both personally and publicly;
and the truth shall set us free … again.
…Piers Morgan, who engaged in some of the worst demagoguery outside of the White House and Capitol Hill over the last six months on that issue, routinely derided the idea that the American government couldn’t be trusted to abide by the law and tell the truth. Now, after watching what happened at the IRS — and to the Associated Press — the CNN host admits to Penn Jillette that maybe people had a point about creeping tyranny after all…
In an attempt to make sure neither the Koch brothers nor Rupert Murdoch obtain ownership of the Tribune Company and its major assets like the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, a liberal group has started a crowd-funding campaign to raise enough money to outbid both potential buyers and, in their belief, “take back the media.”
“The only people who are bidding on [the Tribune Company] right now are infamous right-wing Billionaires,” the campaign says, “who are likely to pay something around a $660 Million pricetag to control a big slice of trusted news media.”…
Way to cut that fraction in half, folks! We’re now over 1/10,000th the way there.
JR wonders how they got non-proft approval so quickly……………
aah – yer nutso
hm… May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
One in five children and adolescents in the U.S. has a mental disorder that interferes with their daily lives. … Anxiety disorders, mood disorders like depression and disruptive disorders like ADHD are the most common mental health disorders among children.
That stat appears to come from the National Alliance on Mental Illness who cite “Of children ages 9 to 17, 21 percent have a diagnosable mental or addictive disorder that causes at least minimal impairment.” and cite a HHS – NIH/NIMH study in 1999.
It is also often confused with a Canadian study from 1983 [Ontario Child Health Study].
Unfortunately, this article startw with this:
Last December was a wake-up call for America when one mentally ill young adult entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and took the lives of 26 individuals. Sadly, these lives could have been saved if Adam Lanza had gotten the mental help he needed as a child. This represents a chronic problem that we face in Virginia and our nation.
The medicating of Americans for mental illnesses continued to grow over the past decade, with one in five adults now taking at least one psychiatric drug such as antidepressants, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety medications, according to an analysis of pharmacy-claims data.
And you’ve followed the money. [which is in the treatment -- not in the cure]
Interesting that the stats remain the same: 1 in 5.
Add this: [the shove?]
… [citing among other things,] More than 70 percent of students in the sample who were diagnosed with mental illness and behavioral health problems by middle school had exhibited warning signs by second grade.
Behavioral health problems means “lack of obedience” or “trouble with the factory skool model” which requires long hours of sitting and a read and regurgitate methodology of ‘teaching’. No hands-on or physical activity [insurance problems, donchanoo].
That approach works fairly well for some visual learners; not well for auditory learners and not at all for kinetic learners. Some kids just need to have their hands on physical objects before the dots get connected. They can read about stuff all day [with someone standing behind them making them do it] and get nothing out of it; but hand them an engine or a printing press and they can take it apart and figure out how it works in minutes. Then you can tell them how it was significant in spreading Knowledge or decreasing the amount of human work needed to accomplish tasks and what those changes meant in Historical terms.
But being forced to sit [arrgh] and read [eww / Zzzz] for 8 hours a day creates “behavioral health problems.”
Especially since teaching limits/boundaries and coping skills is now out in the fashionable parenting trends.
But what the hell — let’s just let the “Mental Health” govt. geeks test ALL the children in every skool and hand out pretty colored, govt-approved pills for all. That’ll work out fine to create a population poised to grasp Individual Freedom and participate in a Free Economy.
A new “Buycott” application allows consumers to boycott all products tied–even indirectly–to companies like Monsanto or the Koch Brothers.
According to Forbes, Ivan Pardo, a 26-year-old based in Los Angeles, is the main person behind the app, which can be downloaded on the iPhone or Android.
Consumers can “scan the barcode on any product and the free app will trace its ownership all the way to its top corporate parent company, including conglomerates like Koch Industries.” The app also allows users to “join user-created campaigns to boycott business practices that violate your principles rather than single companies.”…
…in the last decade, it’s also worth noting the Kochs have given more than $600 million in pledged or donated money to arts, education, and medical research, including (but not limited to):
New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell: $15 million
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: $25 million
The Hospital for Special Surgery: $26 million
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center: $30 million
Prostate Cancer Foundation: $41 million
Deerfield Academy: $68 million
Lincoln Center’s NY State Theater: $100 million
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: $139 million
Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Evan Mathis on Wednesday decided to express his disgust for the fed agency by posting the following photo to his Instagram account: … [T]he picture is captioned, “audit this.”
Here’s an interesting statement:
President Obama, speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in New York on Monday, mused about his final years in office, saying he wants to “do more” to make sure the American spirit of people helping each other in tough times “is reflected in our politics and our government.” “And more than anything, what I will be striving for over the next three and a half years is to see if that spirit that I saw in Boston and West, Texas, if we can institutionalize that, if we can create a framework where everybody is working together and moving this country forward.” [more]
This is disturbing language.
Yeah, okay, maybe this is just his collectivist-politician brain leaking out;
but what if it reflects his intention to institute genuinely fascist gov’t?
Has nudge come to shove?
because “F.U.” is so
yesterday this morning
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
Are they trying to push people over The Line?
The link is to Ace: it’s his story. Plus he’s got more. Go.
I just couldn’t help venting my gaaaaaaAAAAAAAHHHHH here.
The commander in chief of the American armed forces today forced a violation of Marine Corps regulations, so he wouldn’t get wet.
According to Marine Corps regulation MCO P1020.34F of the Marine Corps Uniform Regulations chapter 3, a male Marine is not allowed to carry an umbrella while in uniform. There is no provision in the Marine Corps uniform regulation guidelines that allows a male Marine to carrying an umbrella.
Nevertheless, during a press conference under a light drizzle with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan this morning, President Obama allowed the First Head to be protected from the elements by an umbrella held by a male Marine corporal…
# of Marines deployed to protect Obama and TURKISH Prime Minister from water: 2
# of marines deployed to protect US Ambassador from brutal rape and 3 other Americans from murder: 0
Lois “I’m not good at math” Lerner, director for the IRS division reviewing tax-exempt status applications at the heart of an IRS scandal that targeted conservative groups, was to receive the “President’s Medallion” from Western New England University School of Law on Saturday, but she has bowed out…
who didn’t see this coming…
Teh iWon, like a cat on a hardwood floor, first denied any knowledge past “the same news reports that I think most people learned about this,” then decides to cool-headedly await the Inspector General’s report, finally hears the outraged shouting from hiz own bootlickers and turns decisive, firing the head of the IRS.
Well, that’s something. Right?
…in an email to IRS employees, Miller claimed he would only be leaving next month because his assignment would be over.
Oh, and it wasn’t just “a bunch of rogue employees in a hinterland office”.
IRS supervisors in Washington who oversaw a group of specialists in Cincinnati responsible for screening applications for tax exempt status
The “hinterlands” office is the HQ for this decision making.
Ain’t this IRS outfit the same ones who’re supposed to be the overseeing and enforcement agency for our ObamaKare? Hellth Care, indeed.
Jennifer Stefano, a Philadelphia-area Tea Party activist and currently Pennsylvania State Director for Americans for Prosperity, tried to start her own grassroots group, The Loyal Opposition, between 2010-2011, according to Pennlive.com. But when she applied for tax-exempt status, the tax agency’s questionnaire “put her off.”
Among other requests, the IRS wanted Stefano’s personal Facebook page.