Two things happened this week that speaks volumes of the double standards and double talk of the press and how they function to spread FUD in the populace as an instrument of the Ministry of Misinformation. The first revelation was the firing of Juan Williams by NPR. Juan Williams was a long time correspondent and news analyst a the NPR was fired after he appeared on the Fox News television show The O’Reilly Factor when he spoke about his views about Muslims who wear middle eastern clothing. In particular the soundbite used by all news outlets is the following, “I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried.” He said a lot more than just that, this one quote was pulled out from larger discussion about how America is not at war with Islam or Muslims, but neither side listens to the context, just the out of context blurb about some garb. The firing of Juan Williams comes less than a month after Shirley Sherrod from the USDA by the administration when a video of her came out that took a speech where she admitted that at one point she had racist attitudes towards a white farmer. Shirley was speaking to an all black audience about something that happened years prior, and she was the whole context of her speech was about how she herself overcame those racist tendencies against. The political correctness police is just as bad as the secret police in making examples of those that honestly speak their mind.
The other event that shed light into the incompetence of the news media is the wikileaks release nearly 400,000 documents. Let me be clear and first state that by no mean would I ever want any service men or women to be harmed by the release of these documents. That being said, they are fighting in Iraq for transparency and democracy and to keep the American people in the dark of what is happening in Iraq is a disservice to those serving there. If this was 1970 and these document were housed in some closet in the Watergate hotel and if Julian Assange worked for the The Washington Post he might have won the Pulitzer Price for uncovering the truth in Iraq. Even with journalists embedded with the military, the news media is blind or turning the other way to keep the American population misinformed
If General George Washington were alive today he would be considered an home grown terrorist. If Benjamin Franklin were alive today he would be in federal penitentiary for hacking into the DoD. If Thomas Jefferson were alive today he would be blogging against ACTA and its secrecy while “pirating” copyrighted material for fair use. If John Adams were alive today he would be leaking secret military dossiers in the name of transperancy and democracy. If James Madison were alive today he would be a proponent of California Proposition 19 and of states rights.
Here is an eye-opening comparison of financial numbers between the United States recording industry and the sale of Lipitor. Lipitor is a drug used to fight high cholesterol. The sale of this one drug made Pfizer, its maker, $5.7 billion in 2009. For that same period, the whole of the United States sales of recorded music made the industry a total of $4.6 billion. One drug for one company, made $1 billion more than the recording industry. Not only does the record industry take in less money that the maker of Lipitor, but that is sliced up into far more slices.
Instead of wanting to grow up to be a pop star or break into American Idol I want to take chemistry! By the way, the estimated market for marijuana for the United States has been estimated to be somewhere between $30 to $50 billion.
From the beginning of the time, the word gay has always meant merry, happy, lively. To say someone had gay spirits meant that they have a merry spirit about them, not that they had homosexual ghosts in their apartment. Throughout the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, songs that meant to lift a persons spirit often used the word gay to describe a merry old time. Up until recent more recent time, maybe in 80’s, the word was hijacked by the homosexual community to be mean what we know the word to mean, gay. So moving into the 90’s calling someone was calling them homosexual, and this word was used by the homosexual community to describe themselves as gay. But somewhere along this time, the word gay was hijacked once again. Because the use of the word was so gay, it started to be used as a pejorative fashion. For example, a straight person would say that something was gay to mean that it was bad, or suckie, or gay. Another interesting point, is that gay women opted to self identify using the word lesbian, not gay. Gay males were the only ones that still self identify as gay to describe their sexual orientation. So now we live in a world where the word gay is colloquially used in two different forms, in one for homosexual males to self identify, and by everyone else to describe something that sucks! But because the Political Correctness Police (PCP) want to abolish any word that can be deemed hurtful the word gay is the gay version of the N-word. And of course, this is happening at a time when every millennial of every color is self identifying by the use of the N-word.
Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in September 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.
Fees are the new taxes.
No new wars. No new taxes.
Laws are made to make everyone out to be criminals.
Just how the US government has a Department of the Interior it should have a Department of the Pursuit of Happiness.
Stupidity is not illegal, in fact it’s usually written right into the law.
We are a nation of laws and loopholes. We are a nation of citizens and cheats.
The US is a one party system, Republicans and Democrat are two side of the same coin, two pockets in the same special interest.
The Situation for Senate.
Tax subsidy is an oxymoron.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of capital!
Capitalism teaches people that a persons value in society is based on his or her financial net worth.
Investment bankers are high with your own supply.
Is time a wave or a particle?
Ice cream or cake?
Do two majors (major major) add up to one problem?
Which is best fish sticks or meatballs?
Is there a Jehovah Witness do not call list?
Do you feel better when you save or splurge?
Why do you need drugs to kick the habit of taking drugs?
Why am I carrying all these cards, credit cards, reward cards, gift cards, hotel key cards?
What’s the Finnish word for finish?
Are you working or working it?
Is TV reality celebrity a new career choice?
Is there anything higher than cloud 9?
Can you have OCD but be to lazy to be compulsive?
What cartoon character you relate with the most?
Happy Friday the 13th! Does Hallmark have a card for the occasion?
The Great Traffic Jam of China: China does everything in epic proportions, from walls to traffic congestion?
If you could take one pill for either happiness, beauty, or intelligence which pill would you take?
If everything is said to taste like chicken, why don’t McChicken nuggets taste like chicken?
There is a thin line between love and hate, and between alimony and all-da-money.
If I was to write a book I think it would be called Love in the Time of Porn.
I thought I’ve seen it all, backseat driver, arm chair quarterback, and now behind the spotlight reality celebrity.
Simplified Chinese Characters is an oxymoron.
New national security threat: extremist bed bugs!
Does <3 = less than three?
In a social drinker, I drink while on social networking sites.
I’m too lazy to be obsessive!
All words are made up words!
Secret of Life: Don’t Give Up
You are not your network.
If you can’t make it anywhere you can’t make it nowhere.
WILL DANCE FOR BEATS!
Things that happen to us are not like quick sand. Don’t get stuck in something that happened a long time back.
The best book you can give to any one is a blank sketch book.
At HomeTown Buffet with my home town homies.
If only dreams can go viral.
Feelings have meaning.
Nerdy is the new sexy.
All the advice you ever need: Live well, love much, laugh often, drink plenty of water, go regularly, hate the game not the player, …
Some women, instead of breast implants, should get a brain transplant.
Don’t waste too much time explaining your life to people that are not part of it.
What’s the grosses item on the McD’s menu? The mushroom angus wrap was pretty bad.
I never understood why the show Doctor Who was named that, since the Doctor is a time traveler wouldn’t s better name be Doctor When?
Million Dollar Ideas
Million dollar idea of the day: Motion detector audible buzzer device that acts as a scare crow/pigeon but is not heard by people.
Million dollar idea of the day: they have queen and king size beds, standardize on a new empress mattress size.
Million dollar idea of the day: Install translucent palm tree shaped solar panels at parking lots. It provides shade and generates energy.
Million dollar idea of the day: flavored drink that once frozen in the refrigerator turns into a smoothie/slurpee, no blender required.
Million dollar idea of the day: Wasabi Toothpaste
Million dollar idea of the day: Bling band-aid
It doesn’t really matter of the universe is expanding or shrinking, it matters if your mind is.
In Da Future
In the future, a camera will be considered a weapon.
In the future all forms marriages will be abolish.
In the future, weed will come with the terms of service and user agreement.
In the future, there will be behavior detection officers amongst us monitoring your every move.
In the future, the constitution will be redacted.
In the future, telling someone the time will be considered an insult.
In the future, Facebook and Google will have a thought crime division which will report you to the authorities for pre-crime activities.
In the future, a new car will come with power windows, dashboard cam, 4G/wifi, twitter account, facebook connect, app store, and a keg.
It is said that a man’s home is his castle, in the future a man’s home will be his prison.
In the future, politics will be known as the p-word.
In the future there will be apps for your TV, your car, your clothes, your passport, and your brain.
The future called, said it would call again later.