Murtha Calls Western PA “Redneck”

I suppose that “racist” wasn’t strong enough for Representative Murtha.  On Monday, he called his constituents “rednecks.”  I suppose they should be thankful though, apparently they were “really redneck” in his eyes a few years ago.

If Bill Russell is smart, he will pound away in Pennsylvania on this.  Murtha feels safe enough after 17 terms to insult those he represents.  Apparently, Russell is close to keeping up with Murtha’s fundraising efforts.  Though I don’t see Murtha losing, he’s doing all he can to give Russell help.

I’m not sure where Murtha might go next?  Perhaps Western Pennsylvania is full of “crackers” or “honkeys”?   Either way, I find it insulting and I’m in Ohio!

Certain Democrats continue to bring up the race card over and over.  How is it that only 3% of black voters support McCain while 44% of white voters support Obama yet it is the white voter who is a racist?  I’d love to vote for a black candidate, just give me one who isn’t pushing a borderline Socialist agenda.  It’s a shame politicians such as Murtha only see black and white.  He totally ignores the fact that policy matters.  I’m not about to vote for Obama just because he is black, just like I’m not going to vote for McCain because Palin is a woman.

You can see a video of his comments here.

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Written by admin on October 21, 2008

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Where’d the Global Warming Go?

The National Post put up an article pointing out that the warming over the past 30 years has disappeared in the past 3 years.  Evidence continues to mount that things such as the sun (sunspots in particular) and the ocean are what affect the climate, not manmade global emissions.

The cause for alarm in global warming that I’ve seen over and over again is the rapid increase in global temperatures.  We now have a decrease that is 10 times more rapid.  Shouldn’t we be 10 times as alarmed that global temperature is declining?

The climate has been changing since the start of this planet.  Yes, the Medieval Warming Period did really exist.  And no, they weren’t driving SUV’s around back then.  There are more powerful things in this universe than man.

Perhaps this is the time for more analysis into climate change.  Real analysis, not analysis based on speculation and faulty assumptions.  The science has been lost to the politics.  “We must act now” has replaced the scientific method.  While one expert says the warming won’t stop, another says there is a potential of a 30 year cooling period.  When someone starts yelling that the debate is over, you know it isn’t.

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Written by admin on October 20, 2008

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Return of the Fairness Doctrine Looming?

The New York Post put up an article that got me thinking.  Obama claims that he isn’t looking to have the Fairness Doctrine return.  But what are the odds he would stop it?  There is little doubt that Pelosi will push this through.  I cannot see any situation where an Obama administration would veto it.

The Post does an excellent job pointing out that the name “Fairness” makes it sound like a good thing.  Unfortunately, many people don’t think about what the true effect of this is and blindly think “Oh, fairness is a good thing, I support that!”  I wonder how many people actually understand that it actually is Government dictation of media content.

Currently, the media is open to anyone that wants to participate.  The free market dictates what is successful and what is not.  Liberals have tried to break into talk radio, but these ventures have not been successful.  Air America is not a failure because it hasn’t had a chance, it is a failure because the product is not desired by the public.

The Fairness Doctrine is nothing more than a move towards Government-controlled media.  Media outlets will be forced to air programming offering an opposing point of view of another program, regardless of their popularity.  Advertisers will not support programming that does not provide listeners that could potentially purchase their product.  Knowing this fact, media outlets will move away from programming that might invoke the Fairness Doctrine.

The net effect is a drowning out of free speech!  The current environment is not restrictive to anyone’s speech.  If a program is in demand, it is able to find a place to broadcast and be heard.  If a product is not in demand, it will lose its voice.  This is not because it is being drowned out, it is because it is not wanted for consumption.  Supply and demand works just fine here.

The Fairness Doctrine is simply an assault on free speech.

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Written by admin on October 20, 2008

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Obama has Uncomfortable Visit in North Carolina Restaurant

I happened upon this story that shows just how divided the electorate is in many states.  Obama went to a barbecue restaurant in Fayetteville, N.C.  A customer there started shouting “Socialist”, only to have someone else respond “At least he’s not a warmonger.”  Later, the presidential candidate attempted to shake the customer’s hand, only to be refused.

The voters who have decided on McCain or Obama definately have their passions.  Those that are undecided probably can’t help but feel a bit uncomfortable being in the middle.  There are still many voters that either candidate can win the hearts of.  The polls continue to tighten, making every voter an important commodity.

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Written by admin on October 20, 2008

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Palin on Saturday Night Live

Here’s the video links from Sarah Palin’s appearance on SNL.  I don’t think it was anything earth-shatteringly bad or good for her campaign.  If anything it makes her look a bit more like an everyday person, but then again that’s not been a weak point for her thusfar anyhow.  What’s everyone else think?

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Written by admin on October 19, 2008

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