Category Archives: Liberals/Democrats/Left

Young people not aware of the massive mansions Hillary can afford

With a State Run Media that covers for Hillary, is there any reason to doubt that young people aren’t aware of what kind of money Hillary “for the middle class” Clinton can spend on mansions?

I’ll bet these young people believe that Mitt Romney never paid taxes and are aware of Rubio’s “luxury speedboat“.

DCG

PC Pandering: TV Land Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Episodes Amid Confederate Flag Uproar

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The Hollywood Reporter: The Duke Boys are being put on the bench. TV Land has pulled reruns of Dukes of Hazzard in light of the recent uproar over the Confederate flag, which is emblazoned on the roof of the show’s iconic General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The show has faced criticism over the depiction of the controversial flag in the wake of the June 17 shooting in Charleston that left nine dead, and what many viewed as South Carolina’s delayed decision to take the flag down. (Because the tv show had everything to do with a crazed lunatic.)

Confederate merchandise has since been dropped by Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon and other businesses after the shooting, which took place at a historic black church.

Shortly after the attack, photos surfaced showing alleged shooter Dylann Roof burning one American flag and stepping on another, while waving and posing provocatively with Confederate banners.

Warner Bros.’ consumer division announced on June 24 that it will stop licensing toy cars and models featuring the General Lee with the flag.

In a recent interview with THR, Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider defended the series’ use of the flag. “Labeling anyone who has the flag a ‘racist’ seems unfair to those who are clearly ‘never meanin’ no harm,’ “ he said. His co-star Ben Jones has also come out in defense of the flag, saying it represents the “indomitable spirit of independence.”

Dukes of Hazzard ran on CBS from 1979 to 1985.

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DCG

Toxic News

Be Careful About Your Thoughts

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I made a mistake today. I let the news get my attention before I had given attention to the Word of God.

I admire the reporting of Breitbart’s people. They are a trusted source. But the subjects they deal with are also very dangerous to one’s mind and soul. The nature of the news media, with it’s motto of, “If it Bleeds, it leads,” combines perfectly with the intentions of islamic terrorists, who are constantly seeking to get free broadcast of their atrocities. We are subjected to a daily attack of fear inducing stories and images, presented by well intentioned reporters.

It took me more than 2 hours today to wrestle my thinking back into a semblance of peace after seeing the picture above.

In order to function effectively, we need to be operating within a mindset of confidence in the grace of God. It’s like what St. Paul instructed Timothy,

“Constantly keep in mind Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] risen from the dead, [as the prophesied King] descended from David…”
– 2 Timothy 2:8 (AMP)

Keeping the Risen LORD ever before us, we can move with power in this dark world. One key to this is to avoid allowing news stories to steal our attention away from God’s promises, presence and power.

Note to self: God’s Word first. News after.

The news is an accounting of what has already happened and can’t “un-happen.” It can induce a fatalistic mindset. We need to remember that the news only tells us what has happened before we stepped in, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, began changing things.

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”
– Philippians 4:8


Dr. Eowyn made a good point, correcting my statement. It is not that we should call all shocking news toxic, but recognizing that it can be toxic if it manages to get too big a hold on us.  So again, (for me at least) God first, news after.

Proof that “liberalism is a mental illness” in one sentence

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Liberals live in a world of make belief.

The country of Greece is officially in default as of 12:01 AM today.

Greece’s midnight deadline passed Tuesday for repaying $1.8 billion to the International Monetary Fund and other international creditors, deepening a financial crisis that threatens the country’s membership in the European Union.

Despite an 11th-hour effort by Greek lawmakers yesterday to secure a new 2-year debt deal before the deadline, European finance ministers reviewing Greece’s proposal concluded their conference call without offering a bailout extension.

After the deadline passed (at 6 pm ET), Greece has the distinction of joining Zimbabwe, Sudan and Somalia in being in arrears to the IMF. Fitch Ratings has downgraded Greece’s government debt further into junk territory.

From a Wall Street Journal article on June 28, 2015, “Greece Orders Banks Closed, Imposes Capital Controls to Stem Deposit Flight“:

“How can something like this happen without prior warning?” asked Angeliki Psarianou, a 67-year-old retired public servant, who stood in the drizzle after arriving too late at one empty ATM in the Greek capital.

How can something like this happen without prior warning?

Greece has only been in a financial crisis for the past FIVE years, since the end of 2009.

Greece’s retirement age is 61. That means the clueless Psarianou, being 67 years old, has been retired, living on government pension, for the past 6 years.

But wait!

Psarianou was a public servant government employee, which means he probably had retired even earlier, when he was 58, which means he’s been “retired” for the past 9 years! (“Civil servants” in Greece employed before 1992 can retire after 35 years service, if they have reached 58, and retire on 80% of their final basic salary.)

In contrast, years ago, Germany — the economic powerhouse that alone is sustaining the European Union — had raised its retirement age from 65 to 67.

Psarianou has all those German workers/taxpayers to thank for his government pension of the last 9 years. Suckers!

With news that Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy carries serious implications for the U.S., when the U.S. economy finally implodes from the $18.288 TRILLION national debt, which is now 103% of our GDP, and Obama’s continuing reckless spending, expect millions of Americans to whine like Psarianou:

“How can something like this happen without prior warning?”

By the way, the Obama regime is rigging the national debt because it has stayed frozen for the past 15 weeks.

H/t Powerline

~Éowyn

Race Riot: Mob of 50 blacks ransack Georgia Walmart for the hell of it

Once again, the news headline coyly says “teens.”

Once again, the actual news is about BLACK thugs.

The Smoking Gun reports, June 30, 2015:

Led by a teenage boy throwing gang signs, a mob of vandals descended on a Walmart store in Georgia early Sunday and trashed the business in a reported attempt to “see how much damage they could cause,” police allege.

During the 1:45 AM ransacking of the Walmart in Macon, rioters pulled a patron from an electric wheelchair and dragged him to the floor, according to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office report. (See below: click to enlarge)

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Investigators say that a “crowd of 40-50 individuals consisting of black males and females” were led into the store by Kharron Green, 17, who can be seen on surveillance video “presenting gang signs in the air with his hands.”

For about five minutes, Green & Co. ran through store aisles “destroying merchandise and vandalizing the property,” cops reported. Upon arriving at the trashed Walmart, a deputy noted that one aisle was “destroyed and coated with broken merchandise” and that the “length of the store from front to rear was lined with items which had been shattered, destroyed, turned over and thrown about.”

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Green, pictured above, was arrested at the scene. A Walmart employee interviewed by cops said that he spoke with Green in the store’s parking lot and that the teen “stated that this was a planned event, and that they had planned to see how much damage they could cause.”

A Walmart manager estimated the value of damaged merchandise at $2000.

While Green refused to identify any of his fellow marauders, he told cops that the group “had all come from a party.” Charged with criminal street gang activity, inciting to riot, and criminal damage to property, Green is locked up in the county jail in lieu of $11,200 bond.

Citing the ongoing investigation, a sheriff’s spokesperson declined to release Walmart surveillance video of the rampage. Though if investigators have trouble identifying other suspects, the footage could be released in an attempt to generate tips from the public.

~Éowyn

Taxpayer-Funded Professor: ‘Whiteness’ Is ‘Terror,’ Confederate Flag Represents ‘Capitalism’

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The good professor…

Daily Caller: Sociology professor at the University of Memphis has used her Twitter account to announce that white people are synonymous with “terror” and to define the Confederate flag as the quintessential symbol of capitalism.

The taxpayer-funded professor is Zandria Robinson. The pair of tweets (her tweets are since protected) are the highlights among a set of Robinson’s compiled by Campus Reform and the website SoCawlege.com.

Here is a screenshot of Robinson’s June 26 tweet telling the world that the concept of having white skin is identical to the concept of terror:

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And here is a screenshot of her tweet from June 24 explaining that the Confederate flag is the fundamental symbol of capitalism.

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The $20-dollar word “heteropatriarchal” used by the fourth- or fifth-tier public school professor means a combination of male and heterosexual power “essentially describing the severe sex and gender bias prevalent among the elite ruling classes of nation-states,” according to the Collins English Dictionary. However, this fancypants definition is currently “pending investigation.”

This week, Robinson proclaimed that white people — “white folks” — believe that being polite provides immunity from her biting analysis of power structures based on race.

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The University of Memphis professor has also said she believes marriage that should be “widely accessible to a range of relationship types and that black people — “black folks” — obtain fewer economic benefits from marriage because they have less money. (She doesn’t appear to discuss the economic effects of marriages involving rich black people or poor white people.)

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robinson tweet5The academic freedom policy at the University of Memphis describes the public school’s professors as “citizens, members of a learned profession, and officers of an educational institution.” As such, while school officials won’t censor them, “their special position in the community imposes special obligations” because “the public may judge the profession and the University by their utterances.” The policy advises faculty members to “exercise appropriate restraint,” “show respect for the opinions of others” and “make every effort to indicate that they do not speak for the University.”

On her Twitter account, Robinson describes herself thusly: “Dirty South black feminist sociologist. Zora-type ethnographer. Some babies’ mama. Negressdamus. Norf Memphis Teacake’s wife. Never in no particular order.”

Robinson has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Her dissertation is entitled “This Ain’t Chicago: Regional Accomplishment in the Black Urban South.” She received her master’s and undergraduate degrees from the University of Memphis.

DCG

America’s Greece: Puerto Rico is bankrupt

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Reuters reports that yesterday, June 29, 2015, in a televised address, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Puerto Rico faces bankruptcy and asked that the commonwealth be allowed to restructure its debts under U.S. bankruptcy code. But Puerto Rico is not eligible for debt restructuring under the U.S. bankruptcy code because it is not a municipality.

Note: Puerto Rico is an incorporated U.S. territory in the Caribbean with a total population of around 3.6 million people, 12.5% of whom are black or sub-Saharan African. As such, people born in Puerto Rico are natural-born citizens of the United States. The territory operates under a local constitution, and Puerto Ricans elect a governor. However, Puerto Rico lacks voting members in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, both of whom have plenary jurisdiction over it under the Puerto Rico Federal Relations Act of 1950. A 2012 referendum showed a majority (54% of Puerto Rico’s electorate) disagreed with “the present form of territorial status” and preferred full statehood in the USA. (Source)

Governor Padilla said sacrifice must be shared by bondholders, as he called for Washington to allow a bankruptcy debt restructuring. Padilla said his goal is to come up with a negotiated moratorium with bondholders to postpone debt payments for a number of years.

The Caribbean island is struggling to relieve a $73 billion debt burden. It came to a crunch point on Monday – at the same time as did debt-laden Greece – after a dire report on its stability by former International Monetary Fund economists was released ahead of key deadlines on Wednesday to repay debt.

Steven Rhodes, the retired U.S. bankruptcy judge who oversaw Detroit’s historic bankruptcy and has now been retained by Puerto Rico to help solve its problems, gave a blunt assessment on Monday. He said Puerto Rico “urgently needs our help. It can no longer pay its debts, it will soon run out of cash to operate, its residents and businesses will suffer.” Rhodes said the island’s future hinges on gaining eligibility for debt restructuring, while stressing that bankruptcy would not be a “bailout.”

Padilla said, “Puerto Rico needs a complete restructuring and development plan, comprehensive and inclusive, that takes care of the immense problem we face today, not on a short but on a long-term and definitive basis. The alternative would be … halting of payments with all the negative consequences that this implies.”

Padilla said the next step must be to get creditors to agree to more favorable payment terms. He is establishing a working group to examine restructuring public debt, with a deadline to have a plan by Aug. 30. The legislature is required to approve the plan.

Former IMF economist Anne Krueger, co-author of the report commissioned by Puerto Rico which recommended debt restructuring, tax hikes and spending cuts, said, “The situation is dire, and I mean really dire.  The needed measures may face political resistance but failure to address the issues would affect even more the people of Puerto Rico.”

Gov. Padilla warned that, if Puerto Rico follows the report’s recommendations of debt restructuring and austerity measures, Puerto Ricans may face cuts in services as the government reduces spending, including fewer teachers, higher property taxes and suspension of the minimum wage.

But the report, made available late Sunday, said Puerto Rico’s fiscal problems are much worse than assumed and that the island needs to restructure its debts because tax rises and spending cuts alone would not be enough of a fix.

Bondholders, even those who own government debt that is generally regarded as sacrosanct, would have to take a hit under the report’s recommendations. The report recommended a debt restructure via a voluntary exchange of existing bonds for new ones with a longer or lower debt service profile.

The prospect of a debt restructuring spooked investors and sent the price of Puerto Rico’s benchmark general obligation bonds that carry an 8% coupon and mature in 2035 74514LE86=MSRB down nearly 10% to a record average low of 69.510 cents on the dollar. Shares of monoline bond insurers with exposure to Puerto Rico’s securities fell sharply. Assured Guaranty (AGO.N) shares fell 13.3% while MBIA Inc (MBI.N) dropped 23.4%.

The U.S. government seems unlikely to get involved despite months of talks between Puerto Rico and the U.S. Treasury about options to seek financial help. An unnamed White House source familiar with the situation said, “There’s no one in the administration or in D.C. that’s contemplating a federal bailout of Puerto Rico.”

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~Éowyn