Framing the Dialogue

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Dueling Dershowitz

It is rare that I find myself rooting for someone like Alan Dershowitz.  His is a liberal that I have rather disliked for many years.  I really should not say that I dislike him, but I typically dislike his left views, but lately he has been standing up for what is right (not conservative, but right) and has been criticized for it.  I sense that Mr. Dershowitz is an old fashioned liberal.  He is someone that a conservative would disagree with, argue with, debate with, get exasperated with, but at the end of the day you could find some common ground with and accomplish something.

Inflexible (in-flek-suh-buhl)

The dictionary defines Inflexible as:

  1. not flexible; incapable of or resistant to being bent; rigid: an inflexible steel rod.
  2. of a rigid or unyielding temper, purpose, will, etc.; immovable: an inflexible determination.
  3. not permitting change or variation; unalterable

Synonyms: unbendable, stiff, rigorous, stern, unrelenting, unremitting, stubborn, obstinate, intractable, obdurate, unbending, adamant,Inflexible,relentless, implacable, inexorable

AP – Adulterated Press

I’ve gotten to the point that before I read a newspaper article (yes I still read the newspaper every day) I read the headline then where the news story originated.  For many news sources like the Washington Post, the LA Times, and the New York Times that is where I stop because their slanted reporting is more than I can take.  If the story looks interesting I’ll look for a more reliable online source.  One news source that seems both prolific and particularly biased is the Adulterated Press (or “AP”).

Nine 9 Nuevo

As the Republican presidential race heats up (a little) it has become interesting to see how the candidates fates slide up and down.  There seems to be no doubt that Mitt Romney is the choice of RINOs, the left, and the main stream media.  I agree with them that Romney will be a great candidate…for Obama to beat.  We had the ascension of Bachman only to see her blow a tire with her position that the Gardasil somehow causes mental retardation (I know she thought she walked back the comment, but she kept repeating it.  The media is off the hook and no longer have to dedicate resources to destroy her.

True American Hero – Rep. Allen West

I first heard Congressman Allen West about a year ago when he was a guest on a local talk radio show.  In an election year it might not be too surprising to have someone running for office appearing, but the show originates from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Rep. West was running for office in Florida.  The radio hosts; Quinn and Rose, were enamored by West and I soon shared their enthusiasm.  His matter-of-fact style and forthright message is, unfortunately, refreshing.  It’s only unfortunate that an elected official (he won!) is so open and honest; that he is the exception rather than the rule.  Even the politicians that I like often seem to care too much about appearing civil when confronting the other side. 

Headline Humor – Volume IV

I know many of these stories are serious, but the headlines removed the restrain from my brain and we get headline humor.  These are the actual headlines as I found on-line.  When you click on the headline you will be taken to the original story which more often than not has nothing to do with my vision of the headline.

US sues school over denial of Muslim pilgrimage

 

Michelle Obama has new warning on obesity

 

Larry King Prepares to Sign Off, and Everybody’s Talking

 

Googling Herself

A while back I was dismayed by an editorial/comment by one of the editors of the Costco magazine regarding Al Gore and Glenn Beck.  I took exception to a membership magazine disparaging Beck while hoisting Gore on a pedestal to schlep his most recent book.  My post, Costco Disconnection was perhaps my most read and certainly most commented on article.  You can follow the link if you want to read the original posting. 

Americans With Deep Pockets Act

“A Florida nonprofit that has sued more than 700 businesses claiming they violate disability access laws targeted at least two Pittsburgh hotels in its latest round of court action.”

That is the first paragraph in a story carried in our local paper about a group that targeted two Holiday Inn Hotels for violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act.  When you look at the surface of the story it sounds like a worthy organization (it is a nonprofit) is suing a big corporation (it is for profit) on behalf of disabled people.  A few things jump out from the article:

Separated At Birth – Gollum/Grayson

gollum - grayson with conscience 

 

Gollum Sméagolis a pitiable figure from the world of Middle Earth.  Controlled by the power of the ring that rules them all, he strugles to decide whether to serve his master, Frodo Baggins, or the powerful ring.  In a sad yet predictable the ending, the ring wins.

Alan Grayson is a pitiable figure from the world of Florida Democrat politics.  Controlled by the power of the Washington Beltway, he strugles to decide whether to serve the public as he did supporting an audit of the Fed or serve the politics of Pelosi.  In a sad yet predictable ending, his precious wins as he actually described his opponents’  heath care reform measures as “Republicans want you to die quickly.”