Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
There’s a dog that took a bullet, possibly saving his owner’s life. And surprisingly, the 12-year-old pit bull shot in the head survived.
The pit bull named “Kilo” was off to the vet Wednesday for a check-up, after taking a bullet for his owner, Justin Becker.
From the comments:
I wonder if the robber looks like a son Obama would have had.
“This bears on your reporting,” President Obama said to journalists. “I think that there is often times the impulse to suggest that if the two parties are disagreeing then they’re equally at fault and the truth lies somewhere in the middle. And an equivalence is presented which I think reinforces peoples’ cynicism about Washington in general. This is not one of those situations where there’s an equivalency.”
He has a point: it’s like the example of having one foot in boiling water and the other in ice — an average you are comfortable.
“As all of you are doing your reporting, I think it’s important to remember that the positions that I am taking now on the budget and a host of other issues. if we had been having this discussion 20 years ago or even 15 years ago … would’ve been considered squarely centrist positions,” Obama said a few moments later.
But he hasn’t taken any written positions on a budget, so his thesis is untestable.
Reporters might take his argument to heart, though, and start asking if $5 trillion in added debt in less than four years (compared to Bush, who required 8 years to equal the damage) could in any way be regarded as centrist.
Every egotist assumes his point of view is normal, and those who disagree are off base.
Sir Partisanship was out yesterday claiming that Paul Ryan’s budget would so destroy the social fabric, that the poor and minorities would be chummed into a spread the rich would devour on crackers. Ok, he didn’t go that far.
But Obama and his party have not passed a budget since he took office. A CFO would get canned for this in the real world. But in Obama’s world, pretense is reality.
Things get ugly when the Dems get pressed about their budgetary failure. Just watch Obama’s press secretary blow smoke. I nearly smashed my TV when I watched this in real time.
President Obama does not know his place.
A year ago tomorrow, Obama “summoned” the Speaker of the House to the White House for budget talks — forgetting that Congress is a separate and equal branch of government.
Monday, he lost his cool over the Supreme Court, referring to them as unelected body that should not dare to overturn his pet project, ObamaCare. Again, he “forgot” that the judiciary is an equal branch of government.
And he told a few whoppers doing it. For example he claimed that ObamaCare was:
“a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”
Seven votes? None from the GOP? With one vote to spare in the Senate?
Does he think people will forget that the Tea Party — a broad-based citizen movement that changed the political equation in the 2010 elections — sprang to life largely in opposition to ObamaCare?
Or that Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in dark blue Massachusetts by promising to vote against it?
Bill Clinton lied to our faces, but did it with enough charm you almost wanted to believe him. Clinton also realized, when he got shellacked in midterm elections, that he needed to move to the center.
Obama is a shrill, brittle and pompous liar with zero charm. And though he acknowledged his shellacking, has doubled down on his partisanship.
Today, even the leftist LA Times editorial board couldn’t stomach his Supreme tirade.
There is a widely-held belief in this country that there are such things as victimless crimes, but that is essentially a myth. Anything that tears at the moral fabric of society makes victims of us all. You don’t have to be an evangelical or Rick Santorum to acknowledge that prostitution and drug addiction not only destroy the lives and souls of those who indulge in the buying and selling of their bodies and the baking of their brains, but wrecks the lives of their friends and family.
I would add that the millions of children born to unwed mothers are even more destructive to society. For one thing, those who prostitute themselves and take part in the illegal drug trade are very likely to be people who grew up in just such homes. I am not ignoring the fact that these women did not give birth through some magical or miraculous process. On the contrary, I would make it a law that every time an American baby is born, the father’s name goes on the birth certificate and that he be compelled to pay child support. If the mother happens to be in doubt as to his identity, a blood test would be provided to all the likely suspects.
A recent study showed that 53% of women under the age of 30 giving birth are unwed. Among black women, the number soars to 73%. One could make a case for the fact that a great many female celebrities provide role models for these women, but the problem is that the ladies who make millions of dollars acting and singing can afford to pay nannies to raise their children. The poor schnooks who idolize these sluts tend to be ignorant and penniless, pretty much guaranteeing that their offspring will wind up equally ignorant, penniless and, more than likely, wards of the state, whether in or out of jail.
In much the same way that these young women identify with wealthy Hollywood pinheads, young male drug addicts tend to identify with irresponsible rock stars. The difference is that the young wannabes with their air guitar fantasies generally only manage to screw up their own lives, whereas the young women are placing a curse on their babies similar to those curses in the old fairy tales leveled by disgruntled old crones.
With the exception of pedophiles, there is no group responsible for more child abuse than these selfish young women and the irresponsible sperm donors they take up with.
A Boston firefighter recently took me to task because of my frequent attacks on public sector unions. Typically, he tried to pretend that there is no difference between trade unions and the sort of union he belongs to, and accused me of hypocrisy because as a TV writer, I had to join the Writers Guild of America.
I replied that the difference is that when public sector unions negotiate, they’re not dealing with an opposition looking to smack them down and bleed them dry. When the members of the WGA periodically went on strike against the producers, networks and studios, neither side wanted to give an inch because the money was coming out of their own pockets. That’s why one of our last strikes lasted nearly six months.
However, when the public sector unions negotiate, the folks on the other side of the bargaining table are politicians, who are only too happy to capitulate, knowing that in exchange for tax dollars which cost them nothing, they are buying gratitude that will show up in the form of future votes and campaign donations.
Public sector unions, as I tried to explain to the firefighter, are on a collision course with reality. Thanks to the inflated salaries and pensions spineless politicians have given them, the golden goose is already on the chopping block, just waiting for the economy to finally go bust, much like it has in Greece.
Some dire consequences are unintended, others such as allowing Civil Service employees to unionize, turning a blind eye to the soaring illegitimate birth rate or electing a community organizer to the Oval Office, are both predictable and inevitable.