It’s funny (scary not humorous) how when you dig into a topic you find much more than expected. It is also not unusual to hear more about similar topics once you become aware. Like noticing more of our cars on the road once you buy one. Soon after my previous post I was listening to syndicated talk show host Jim Quinn discussing Obama’s less-than-veiled threat to SCOTUS. Quinn was discussing the hypocrisy of Obama’s attacks on SCOTUS as unelected while his Justice Department was looking to a court to declare the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. Eric Holder was quoted as saying,
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The famous phrase of “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” offers a message of justice. I started thinking about that in light of recent events in the world and was astounded at how many examples that I found where the goose is treated differently than the gander…especially in politics and the Obama Regime in particular.
If you listened to Obama’s State Of The Union Campaign Speech yesterday (I can’t listen to him anymore lest my head explodes) you’d think his administration is all about doing for the “main street” person, protecting the little guy, championing David versus Goliath. Unfortunately his words ring hollow when Obama’s actions tell a different tale. Imagine if, say the Obama Justice Department, chose to use “prosecutorial discretion” when going after law breakers. You expect that to some extent as law enforcement should spend their time on the most serious crimes and Obama has promised to go after big banks who screwed customers using illegal practices,
Obama’s Justice Department is hot on another “criminal” as they have gone after Sheriff Joe Arpaio from Maricopa County in Arizona. In an AP (Adulterated Press) story the federal government has “found that Arpaio’s office committed a wide range of civil rights violations against Latinos, including unjust immigration patrols and jail policies” and one official “called it the most egregious case he has seen or reviewed in professional literature.” Big Brother (Eric Holder) has given Arpaio until January 4, 2012 to decide if he wants to work out an agreement with Obama/Holder.
News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…
Brief 1: Never content to accept a win, special interest groups (perhaps the bane of our society) have already begun to dissect America’s victory when a team of soldiers killed Osama. The Onondaga Indian tribe released a statement criticizing the use of the code name “Geronimo” for bin Laden,
“Think of the outcry if they had used any other ethnic group’s hero. Geronimo bravely and heroically defended his homeland and his people, eventually surrendering and living out the rest of his days peacefully, if in captivity…Geronimo is arguably the most recognized Native American name in the world and this comparison only serves to perpetuate negative stereotypes about our people…Why would that be honorable to us? All they know is just cowboys and Indians, the stuff they saw on TV.”
It seems like the price of gasoline jumps ten to twenty cents between each time I need to fill my tank. I don’t have a particularly long commute and I am able to start work early to avoid most traffic, but between work and play I fill up twice a week. The price of crude oil is again spiking hurtling us ever closer to four dollar a gallon gasoline. Perhaps the bigger story is how quiet Congress and the lame-stream media are on the high prices; I should point out that not only gas prices are skyrocketing – media also fairly silent. It’s almost as if they are trying to protect someone or like the high prices.
The dictionary defines predispositions as:
- the fact or condition of being predisposed: a predisposition to think optimistically.
- Medicine/Medical . tendency to a condition or quality, usually based on the combined effects of genetic and environmental factors.
Synonyms: tendency, inclination, predilection, BIAS [emphasis added]
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
A recent newspaper article made me think of a rather old Mel Gibson movie. Mad Max was filmed long before the ranting and raving Gibson of today or at least he had better P.R. people back then. Mad Max depicted a post-apocalyptic world of lawless gangs battling for what was left of valuable resources. Most of the memorable parts of the movie involved extreme highway chases using pumped up cars, trucks and motorcycles. Of course it was a story about good versus evil.
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