If a radical group closely associated with the president of the United States and known for its efforts to undermine American democracy were convicted in a massive voter fraud conspiracy you’d expect to hear something about it from the mainstream media, wouldn’t you? Wrong. Except for the odd FoxNews.com report and a few local reports there has been a media blackout.
Imagine going to the grocery store and noting that all the price tags have been changed. Instead of showing how much each item costs in plain dollars and cents, the new tags show a percentage. Perplexed, you track down a manager to ask what gives.
The answer: That’s what percentage of your income you must pay for each item.
That would be an outrage, would it not? After all, why should your income affect what you pay for produce? Yet that is precisely how we charge taxpayers for services provided by government.
In Minnesota, residents rushing to postmark last minute tax forms will be subjected to a leaflet campaign organized by the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), aided by volunteers from the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO). These government unions will be chanting their tiresome old manta – soak the rich.
This popular post was originally published April 14, 2011.
The information is in and I don’t like it one bit. On the other hand, if one remains flexible, realistic, and calm and persists in telling the truth, one may also prevail.
I am talking about the hoops one has to jump through in order to be heard on any subject having to do with Islam.
This popular post was originally published April 13, 2011.
It’s true. Women in America make less money than men throughout their lifetime; they constitute a mere 17 percent of the national legislature; and according to a new report from the management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., only a handful of women has ascended to the top rung of the corporate ladder. To most Americans, these facts are neither surprising nor concerning. But to a certain powerful segment of our society, they’re a downright travesty.
This popular post was originally published April 11, 2011.
Chagrined at her premature happy Twit Two-Step, Rachel Maddow tried to salvage something out of the unexpected disaster that Big Labor and the organized Left suffered in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race when it was discovered that conservative Justice David Prosser survived their savage assault.
As usual, it wasn’t so much what she said, but how she said it, with smug intonations and feigned surprise that defy refutation in short, so later in the column, I will fisk her and her guest’s commentary to show you just how their assertions were either sleazy or stupid.
But here’s an example of the attempt to rile up the MSNBC faithful over nothing:
MADDOW: The county clerk in this case, you can see on the screen here right now, is both elected and it is a partisan position?
Yeah, just like it is in all 72 counties in Wisconsin (including Democrat Milwaukee where there really has been fraud), just like it is in all 83 counties in Michigan, all 254 counties in Texas, and oh, right the REST of the United States! Shocking!
I mean isn’t it an abuse of democracy to have people who are accountable to the voters in charge of our elections?
But that’s only the tip of the twittery iceberg.