Monthly Archives: November 2011

Not hiring

347 more days until Tuesday, November 6, 2012 when we can vote him out!

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Let’s be logical

Before I act, I must first decide to act. Common sense tells me this is true, but I’ve also read about brain studies that show the brain lighting up before a person performs an action such as lifting one hand.

If I want to have the best chance of having my actions lead to good outcomes, then I must do a good job at deciding. Again, common sense tells me this is true and also, I have experienced that it is true in my own life.

If I want to do a good job at deciding, I need to reason correctly. Reasoning is the process of considering various solutions to a problem and then choosing which one is best.

Logic is the study of correct reasoning. Therefore, studying logic will help me improve my reasoning skills, so that I can make good decisions about how to act.

Logically, therefore, I conclude that understanding the structure of logical arguments will be very useful. 🙂

In coming days, I will be talking more about logic. Lucky you!

Click to embiggen. The small print is interesting!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you, God, that it’s less than a year until Election Day 2012!

 

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THE WEDNESDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

h/t IOTW

Watch out for flying zipper shards

POLICE DON TURKEY SUIT FOR CROSSWALK STING
GIVING UP OUR FREEDOM–ONE TURKEY AT A TIME
SF ASSEMBYWOMAN BUSTED STEALING $2450 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE FROM NIEMAN MARCUS
When you’re a democrat,stealing just comes naturally
TURKEY TAXPAYERS NEVER GET PARDONED
WILL DEMOGRAPHY DEFEAT DEMOCRATS?
KRAUT: ‘OBAMA IS RUNNING AN OCCUPY WALL STREET CAMPAIGN’
OCCUPY….WAL MART?
Note to Occubaggers:police have nothing on hordes of holiday shoppers.If you get between them and 32″ LCD TV’s for $199,they WILL run you over.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE DOUBLING,TRIPLING SUBSCRIPTION RATES
Great.This is the paper I deliver.I get paid per piece.
HIS ONLY PLAN WILL BE TO SPEND MORE MONEY THAT WE DON’T HAVE
THE CHUTES AND LADDERS OF THE CHICAGO WAY
TWO GOP LEGISLATORS PROPOSE SEPARATING COOK COUNTY FROM THE REST OF ILLINOIS
That’s fine with me;the entire state is fairly conservative except for the liberal pukes that run Chicago.We get stuck with everything they want to do.Our voices amount to nothing.

THE INVISIBLE PRESIDENT

THE UNION WAR ON WISCONSIN GOVERNOR WALKER
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/the_union_war_on_wisconsin_governor_walker.html

12 FORMER OFFICIALS INDICTED FOR VOTER FRAUD
No mention of party affiliation,but take a look at the mug shots and you know.
http://www.walb.com/story/16104533/12-indicted-for-voter-fraud

THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION–PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON,1789
Someone might want to post the text.It’s worth it.
http://www.americaspartynews.com/talk/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=22907&posts=2#M59337

LAWSUIT SAYS PROSECUTOR WENT TOO FAR IN CHARGING 6-YEAR OLD WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT FOR PLAYING ‘DOCTOR’
http://www.channel3000.com/news/29827742/detail.html

CORZINE’S FRAUD
He was being touted for Treasury Secretary at one time.
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/jeffcarter/2011/11/23/corzines_fraud

ANALYZING THE 2012 ELECTION
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/11/analyzing_the_2012_election.html

O’KEEFE NAILS ‘EM AGAIN

IS MICHELLE OBAMA BAD FOR KIDS?
We don’t need a Big Brother OR a Big Mother
http://townhall.com/columnists/terryjeffrey/2011/11/23/is_michelle_obama_bad_for_kids

SIZING UP A ROMNEY-GINGRICH SHOWDOWN
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-goldberg-column-gop-race-20111122,0,5579694.column

MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR TRYING TO EVICT TENANTS WITH FORKLIFT
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Man-charged-with-attempted-murder-in-forklift-attack/-/1637132/4812056/-/127my6h/-/index.html

FALLON DRUMMER CALLS BACHMANN ‘BITCH’ SONG “TONGUE IN CHEEK”
You can stick your forked “tongue” on my butt “cheek”,pal.Why do liberal pukes think all conservative women are fair game for all manner of abuse,but the real bitches like Mooch and San Fran Nan are treated like a Madonna?
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/jimmy-fallons-drummer-grounded-for-bachmanns-bitch-song/

APPARENTLY THE RUSSKIES AREN’T FEELING OBOZO EITHER

NEWT AND THE ILLEGALS
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/11/newt_and_the_illegals.html

THE PRESIDENCY I ALWAYS,ALWAYS WANTED
http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/11/23/presidency-wanted/

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I am not thankful. Are you?

On November 4, 2008, nearly 70 million Americans voted to put Barack Obama in charge of fixing the economy.

He’s had three years. Are you better off? I’m not.

Barack Obama promised to help the poor.

But under his leadership, 3.8 million more Americans slipped below the poverty line.

13.3 million more Americans now require food stamp assistance to put food on the table.

Obama promised to add 2.5 million jobs to the U.S. economy.

But under his leadership, the economy has lost 2.57 million jobs.

And the average time unemployed Americans have been unemployed has doubled.

Obama said Bush had hurt average Americans.

But under Obama’s leadership, the average American family’s annual income has decreased by more than $2,500 while their average health plan premium has increased by more than $2,300.

That’s a net loss of $5,000 a year in disposable income and those dollars we do have now buy a lot less than they did in 2008.

When Obama took office, inflation was at .03%; it’s now at 3.77%.

The price of gasoline has doubled and the cost of food and other staples has gone up, in some cases dramatically.

Meanwhile, our houses have lost value.

When Obama took office, the national debt stood at 10.6 trillion.

Obama had criticized Bush for adding to the national debt, but the truth is that it took decades of over-spending by both Democrats and Republicans to get it to that point.

So why, if he knew debt was bad, did Barack Obama oversee the addition of $4 trillion more in just three years?!

Barack Obama has already started asking us to give him four more years in office.

What I want to know is … why the hell should we?!

 

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Richmond Tea Party

The following was in an e-mail from the Richmond Tea Party – an update on their request that the City of Richmond refund permit fees after allowing Occupy Richmond to gather without proper permits

Richmond Tea Party Takes on City Hall (UPDATE) – 11/23/2011  

City of Richmond Responds to Our Refund Request  

A few weeks ago, I reported on how the Richmond Tea Party invoiced the City of Richmond for a refund of the expenses incurred from our three Tax Day Rallies in Kanawha Plaza, the same place where Occupy Richmond illegally camped for two weeks without paying a single fee to the City. We figured that in spirit of equal application of the law, a refund from Mayor Dwight Jones was in order. Shortly thereafter, we received a brief letter that promised a timely response to our request. We have since received that response.

Before I get to that, though, let me bring you up to speed on the full story.

Last week, we learned that in addition to the City of Richmond’s open favoring of Occupy Richmond, the City went so far as to even pay some of their bills, including providing toilets and cleanup. (See the invoices here.) The Richmond Tea Party, of course, paid for these same services ourselves during our three events. It should be noted, though, that Occupy Richmond intended to provide for these services as well, but the Mayor went out of his way to pick up the tab at taxpayer expense.

As if that weren’t bad enough, when we showed up to plead our case before the Richmond City Council last week, Mayor Jones walked out of his own meeting the moment our first speaker was announced. Too bad he didn’t stick around to hear Councilmen Jewell follow up by saying he agreed with us 100% and that we should be refunded our money. Apparently Mayor Jones was too busy meeting personally with the Occupiers to address their concerns and offering one of them a position on his anti-poverty commission.

I don’t suppose I’d be fortunate enough to get my own meeting and the same offer. I have done a lot of anti-poverty work in Richmond myself, and I would love to share my experiences with the commission to help craft a wise policy of approaching a serious problem. But considering the Mayor’s response to our refund request, I call it a safe bet that I will receive no such offer.

What was his response, you wonder?

A tax audit, of course!

Nice, eh? Not to worry, though. We are the Tea Party and, therefore, have followed every applicable tax law to this point, including filing all the proper forms. We will file them again, though, to satisfy the audit requirements.

But that won’t be the last the City of Richmond hears from the Richmond Tea Party and the American people.

The City is now openly rewarding and financing lawlessness, while punishing and charging the law-abiding. These actions represent the kind of bullying and abuse of power the American people have come to expect from those in office and are now dedicated to stopping. We stand united in holding accountable every last corrupt politician, no matter which office they hold or at which level they serve.

More will be coming out about this story in the coming days and weeks, but for now, I wanted to give you the quick update and let you know that we, like you, are done taking it from arrogant politicians. The City of Richmond gave us their response – now we have one for them.

Stay tuned.

We need your help to continue fighting for equal treatment under the law!

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The Thing I Most Hate About Obama

Click on graphic to embiggen.

Kids coming home from war in boxes hits us way too close to home. Him disrespecting that, well, let’s just say, ladies don’t use the kind of language it demands.

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THE TUESDAY GRUDGE

Posted by Pistol Pete

OBAMA AND HIS BAND OF COWARDS
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/11/obama_and_his_band_of_cowards.html

MEACHAM: ‘OBAMA IN THE WRONG BUSINESS….DOESN’T PARTICULARLY LIKE PEOPLE’
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2011/11/22/meacham-obama-wrong-business-doesnt-particularly-people

THEY DIDN’T FAIL–THEY SUCCEEDED IN DOING NOTHING
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/they_didn_fail_they_succeeded_in_FnLojzFlEYd9CACM38CWDI

REP.KING:HOUSE WON’T DEFUND OBAMACARE BECAUSE LEADERS AFRAID GOP WOULD BE BLAMED FOR SHUTDOWN
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/rep-king-house-wont-defund-obamacare-because-leaders-afraid-gop-will-be-blamed-shutdown

EL RUSHBO DEFENDS NASCAR CROWD
This is a thing of beauty

AMID DEFICIT CRISIS,WHITE HUT HOLDS COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE
Lyle Lovett?James Taylor?Darius Rucker?Kris Kristofferson?These are country music stars?
http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/21/amid-defict-crisis-white-house-hosts-country-music-jamboree/

LEFT ACCUSES LIMBAUGH OF HURLING ‘RACIALLY-CHARGED WORDS’ AT THE WOOKIE
If ”uppity’ is racial,they’re really stretching it.
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2011/11/22/abc-elevates-left-wing-hit-limbaugh-charges-limbaugh-hurls-racially-cha

VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS SAY THEY WILL SUE TO SHARE CONTROL OF STATE SENATE
Elections only have consequences when democrats win.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/virginia-democrats-say-they-will-sue-to-share-control-of-the-state-senate/2011/11/21/gIQAtcOTjN_story.html

SEND IN THE ADULTS
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/send_in_the_adults.html

GANG OF OBAMA YOUTH SHARING THE WEALTH

HILLARY EQUALS OBAMA
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/jeffcarter/2011/11/22/hillary_equals_obama/page/full/

FORMER DEM CONGRESSMAN:DEMS RELY ON VOTER FRAUD
In other news,ducks’ backsides are waterproof
http://dailycaller.com/2011/11/22/thedc-morning-dems-rely-on-voter-fraud-says-dem/

BOZO TO SHARPTONGUE:MY ‘RELIGIOUS FAITH’ MAKES ME BELIEVE REPUBLICANS WILL AGREE TO RAISE TAXES
Soooo…Islam teaches infidels are so foolish they’ll do what you tell them?
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obama-to-al-sharpton-my-religious-faith-makes-me-believe-republicans-will-agree-to-raise-taxes/

RADICALS DON’T COMPROMISE
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/radicals_dont_compromise.html

THE BROKEN PRESIDENT
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2011/11/22/the_broken_president/page/full/

THE MOST BIZARRE WORKOUT VIDEO I’VE EVER SEEN
http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=105870

VIRGINIA WOMAN FACES 50 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DECAPITATING PIGLET
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2011/11/21/virginia-woman-faces-50-years-behind-bars-for-decapitating-piglet/

BAKER FORCED TO MAKE 102,000 CUPCAKES FOR GROUPONERS
Offered a 75% discount;$40/doz. cakes for $10
What kind of cupcakes are worth $40?Laced with hashish?Topped with gold flakes?
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Baker-Forced-to-Make-102000-Cupcakes-for-Grouponers-134312058.html

WHERE’S THE SALT?HIDDEN IN YOUR THANKSGIVING MENU
http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2011/11/wheres-salt-hidden-your-thanksgiving-menu

10,000 EXPECTED TO LINE UP FOR FREE TURKEY DINNER IN SOUTH L.A.
Welcome to Obamanation
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/11/22/10000-expected-to-line-up-for-free-turkey-dinners-in-south-la/

OBAMA AND THE SUPERCOMMITTEE:UNLEASH THE DEMAGOGUE
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/283753/obama-and-supercommittee-unleash-demogague-andrew-stiles

OBAMA TO GOP: ‘IT’S YOUR FAULT’

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That old double standard

If a Republican had said there were 57 states, it would’ve been replayed on every mainstream newscast for a week.

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Leaders v Losers – Modern Science

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QUANTUM PHYSICS

“Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it.” – Niels Bohr

There are five main ideas represented in Quantum Theory:

  1. Energy is not continuous, but comes in small but discrete units.
  2. The elementary particles behave both like particles and like waves.
  3. The movement of these particles is inherently random.
  4. It is physically impossible to know both the position and the momentum of a particle at the same time. The more precisely one is known, the less precise the measurement of the other is.
  5. The atomic world is nothing like the world we live in.

MACROEVOLUTION

“Despite 150 years of research, Darwin’s claim that microevolution leads to macroevolution has never been empirically corroborated. Indeed, there is growing evidence that the claim is false.” – Jonathan Wells

Neo-Darwinism – the dominant theory of evolution today – contends that every life form on Earth is descended from a single primordial ancestor and that this descent, or evolution, has been driven by natural selection acting on random mutations.

While no one quibbles about the obvious evidence for microevolution, neo-Darwinists hold fast to their belief in macroevolution.

Microevolution is change over time within a species. It is easy to see in all the different dog breeds that exist. Though a Chihuahua and a Saint Bernard are incredible different, they are still members of the same species, dogs whose size and form changed through time from their common dog ancestors.

Macroevolution is change over time from one species into another. It has never been directly observed even in very fast growing, simple life forms such as bacteria. Neo-Darwinists and the media often come out with the latest example of observed speciation, but careful investigation always shows that what occurred was simply microevolution.

One famous example of this was the production of a four-winged fruit fly. As an example of speciation, the creature is a total bust. For one thing, it is still a fruit fly. And for another, it is so clumsy in flight that it can’t mate and couldn’t compete for food outside the laboratory.

As evidence of macroevolution, four-winged fruit flies are no more compelling than are all the naturally mal-formed frogs they found in Minnesota back in the 90s.

From 1995 through 2000, malformations were found in 8 species of frogs and toads in Minnesota. Malformations included missing limbs, missing digits, extra limbs, partial limbs, skin webbing, malformed jaws, and missing or extra eyes. Nearly all malformed frogs found since 1995 have been juveniles, indicating that malformed frogs rarely survive to become adults. This lack of survival may be contributing to the population decline reported for some amphibian species. – U.S. Department of the Interior USGS Fact Sheet 043-01

These frogs certainly demonstrated some form of “change over time” evolution. But far from being a positive shift toward a new species, these mutations simply resulted in frogs who were unable to compete and pass on their changes to offspring.

As for the allegedly “overhwelming evidence” from the fossil record, the fact is that neo-Darwinists start off by assuming their theory is true, then cram the fossils into their theoretical framework, then shout “Eureka!” It’s no more scientific than the illusions produced by stage magicians.

“Many critics of Darwinism are not religious fundamentalists, and a growing number of critics are credentialed scientists. Science follows the evidence wherever it leads, but Darwinism does not. So the present controversy over evolution is not a war between science and religion. It is primarily a war between Darwinism and evidence–and the evidence will win.” – Jonathan Wells

SOURCES:

Quotations are paraphrased for brevity and clarity only, not to change the original meaning.

Life After Death by Dinesh D’Souza

http://library.thinkquest.org/3487/qp.html

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/macroevolution.html

http://www.intelligentdesign.org/

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs-043-01/

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=110105&org=NSF

http://www.iconsofevolution.com/articles.php3

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