Thursday, June 02, 2005

On Illegals, Democrats, Muslims and the Media

I was disappointed, but not surprised to read about the rising cost of Health Care for Illegal Immigrants. This story shows how the rising tide has hurt Taxpayers in this country, reducing services to Americans as the Hospital is reduced to near Bankruptcy paying for Illegals.

There will come a day, when a Politician from either party (Hillary?) will disregard the polls, advise from “experts” and members of their own party and take on this issue. Timidity has been the order of the day as Pols for both parties duck the issue for short term political gain. I predict that the first national Politician that runs hard on this issue will be a winner, confounding the experts and gaining office.

Are you listening over at the RNC ?

Byron York at National Review reports on the recent "Take Back America" conference sponsored by Campaign for America's Future, a Leftist organization, where the The Left Asks, Will We Ever Win Again?

I will help them out a bit.

Stop indoctrinating our kids in the name of Diversity

The well is dry, do not raise our taxes for more social programs until you fix the ones we have.

The loons in the far left side are amusing, but don’t take them serious.

The Two Americas theme is tiresome. Find a new soundbite.

But, thankfully, they would never listen to a guy from flyover country like me, so we can safely assume nothing will change, and that their question will be answered.

The Left Asks, Will We Ever Win Again?

NOPE, they won’t.

Cinnamon Stillwell at Frontpage Magazine has an article called Mainstream News Media vs. America. In it, she describes many of the complaints that I have made in This Very Space. Namely, that the Media seems to go out of its way to apologize for Muslim extremists, bring shame to America and seems stuck in the 1960’s and Vietnam. She makes a great point about Loose Lips Sink Ships and why no such standards exist today.

Opps, that’s right, it is hard to get your face on Primetime when you DON’T expose secrets, only if you do.

And getting on Prime Time TV seems to be the ambition that drives knews today, Journalism and Patriotism be damned.

Knews Roundup

Victor Davis Hansen, who I consider to be one of the finest columnists around, has an interesting take on the March of Democracy. He contends that Liberal Democracy is on the rise, no matter what the nay-sayers have to say and that the Corrupt Theocracies, Strongmen and associated Psychos running a good portion of the world are a symbol of the past, not the future.

In the most obvious knews of the day, it is revealed that Castro Spies on the Celebrities that visit Cuba.

Gee, ya think so? Who would have thought?

Debbie Schlussel says it is time to ditch the fiction that is the WNBA. She makes the point that, after 9 years, it still cannot attract an audience and that its primary fans, Lesbians, are, if you excuse the expression, a tough nut to crack.

Added to the off court behavior and its Family Hostile demographics, it is time to quit it.

Apparently, some missed my point

I was on The Paul and Phil Show today and was taken to task by a caller for my comments regarding the Media and the handling of Deepthroat. I contended that Bernstein and Woodward did the country and the news profession a disservice by their piece. Not by the fact that they discovered the “nefarious” plot by the Nixon Administration and published it, but rather, they had the effect of inspiring a generation of reporters who think it is there job to be a crusader and to gain fame and fortune by exposing the “crimes” of Politicians and Business (amazingly, nearly every one of whom is a Republican). Rather than simply report the facts, the use of anonymous sources and self promoting reporting has taken the entire profession down.

For the record, I don’t oppose the knews media, far from it.

What I am opposed to is the widespread use of “Gotcha” Journalism that seeks to elevate the Reporter rather than simply being a conduit for information.

The caller later went off on “Jeff Gannon”, the reporter allowed into the White House newsroom who was discovered to have a somewhat unsavory past.

If we are to not allow reporters into the White House who have no real Journalism skills, and that ask fawning questions, I have to ask, what in the HELL is Helen Thomas doing there? She writes an OPINION column, she is NOT a reporter. She made no attempt to hide the admiration (if not outright school girl crush) on Clinton. I will never forget the question she asked to Clinton that said basically “We all love you so much, how will the country survive without you?”

If housecleaning is in order to get rid of rank partisans in the White House Press Corp, about 90% will be eliminated from the start.

Oops, I almost forgot, when a reporter is a partisan Democrat its just fine, it is only when the reporter is a partisan Republican that it becomes an issue.

Notice a trend here?

I have noticed a disturbing trend among the political elites, both here in the US as well as Europe. When the populace tells them no, it doesn’t mean they hear it as a no.

In Europe, both France and the Dutch have rejected the EU by resounding margins in both. Yet the political masters have said that they will just have another vote, and another vote, until they get the result they want.

In California, voters rejected Gay Marriage by a wide margin, yet again, as in Europe, the (Socialist) Politicians have decided that No didn’t mean NO, it means “Maybe” or “sure but”.

Either way, the will of the people is ignored as these (Socialist) Politicians disregard our opinions and continue to push their (Socialist) agendas.

I find it striking that in every state that Gay Marriage has been subject to approval by the people, it has been rejected, by a wide margin. In Europe, the EU Constitution has been approved by the (Socialist) Politicians yet when it is put to a vote of the People, it has been rejected by wide margins.

So does anyone else notice a trend here?