Within minutes of Paul Ryan concluding his convention speech in Tampa, Fla., the media attacks were launched. Why, the man is loose with the facts! He only spews vitriol and nonsense.
Democratic National Convention Political Director Patrick Gaspard quickly sent out a fundraising appeal: “Paul Ryan’s speech to the Republican Convention tonight wasn’t grounded in reality.” It was impossible to tell where the Democratic Party ended and the “news” media began.
Liberal arrogance often reveals itself in the smug certitude that its globe-encompassing enlightenment trumps all. For decades, the liberal media have ripped conservatives as hopelessly ignorant. From Dan Quayle to Sarah Palin to Rick Perry to yes, Ronald Reagan, the exercise has always been the same: Find a gaffe, even just a perceived gaffe — and pounce mercilessly. They attempt to ruin careers by shredding any sense that these conservative leaders could form a coherent sentence in English. “That’s how dumb he/she really is.”
Conservatives simply cannot believe that an able, cogent public servant such as Paul Ryan can be so quickly demonized as a gaffe-prone liar in media circles. But Joe Biden can put Dan Quayle to shame in making mindless statements. He is a walking embarrassment to Barack Obama, to the point where there was open speculation about replacing him on the ticket. While Ryan is trashed for his speeches, Biden is a gaffe-a-minute disaster. But the media consistently ignore the stupid things that he says. Even when most of America sees Biden as a punch line, the press openly pretends he’s a serious presidential contender in 2016.
As Biden does the media rounds during and after the convention, we at the Media Research Center compiled a list of 10 questions we wish the liberal media would pose to Biden. Questions that we would not expect to tumble from their Obama-loving lips.
Go HERE and read.
For a lot of stories on the DNC convention, and more liberal nuttiness, do go and read the Weasel Zippers.
From Big Hairy News:
CHARLOTTE (BHN) – The Democratic National Committee has changed the venue for Barack Obama’s keynote speech from a 70,000 seat outdoor arena to an indoor 20,000 seat building, because of fears of a possible lightning strike.
According to DNC insiders, it’s not the less-than 20% chance of rain, or the obvious fact the stadium would have 50,000 empty seats during Obama’s speech, but the possibility that God may be real that prompted the move inside.
“Look, none of us obviously believe in God,” said one DNC official, “but getting rid of any mention of Him, the whole abortion and gay marriage thing, holding up Teddy as some sort of saint – well, let’s just say we can’t take that chance, all of us sitting outside in one place.”
Before making the move, the DNC received assurances from geologists that the indoor venue is not setting on a fault line – just in case.
UPDATE: The DNC has announced they are putting a reference to God back into their platform language. They still don’t believe in Him, but realize some badly needed independent voters may.
Now is this a good thing? Or a big waste of time and energy to keep up? Neat to sleep under? Or bad enough to give one insomnia? You decide.
Subterranean Ant Metropolis
Native to the Americas, the Leafcutter ants are fascinating because they form one of the largest and most complex animal societies on Earth, second only to our own. In Brazil, a team of scientists found one such Leafcutter civilisation completely abandoned—its millions of ant inhabitants had disappeared for an unknown reason, leaving behind a vast, sophisticated city. In order to get a better view, the team, led by Luis Forge, spent ten days pouring ten tonnes of concrete through ventilation holes on the surface. The labyrinth of tunnels acted as a mould as the concrete hardened, and after a month, the team moved in and began to excavate the soil—soon uncovering the incredible metropolis below. Covering an area of 50 square metres and spanning 8 metres deep, the elaborate subterranean city contained series of highways, side roads, main chambers, fungus gardens, rubbish pits—all so intricate that it might have been designed by a master architect. But the city wasn’t the result of a single mind—it was the result of a co-called “superorganism”: millions of coordinated ants who moved over 35 tonnes of soil in the construction of their incredible civilisation, carting it to the surface in billions of loads.
Another site to go and read about the nutty democrats and their weird ass convention: The Right Scoop
When the majestic animal goes out for its walk, it is like architecture in motion! Made from 45 tons of recycled materials, measuring 12 meters high and 8 meters wide. It can carry up to 49 passengers!
First Lady Michelle Obama’s pitch to voters last night relied on the premise that she and her husband understand what it is to struggle to make ends meet. She spoke movingly about their early years–about how a young Barack Obama drove a car that was “rusted out” and found his furniture “in a dumpster,” how they both came from families that had to “scrape by.” Her fairy tale–however well-delivered–was one great, big, colorful lie.
Both Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama began their adult lives with a leg up on the rest of America. They attended elite schools: Michelle went to Whitney Young, the public magnet school for Chicago’s upper class, while Barack attended Punahou, the private prep school for the top stratum of Hawaiian society. They were accepted to Ivy League schools despite undistinguished credentials, and both attended Harvard Law School.
“[B]elieve it or not, when we were first married, our combined monthly student loan bills were actually higher than our mortgage,” Michelle said. That sounds like a raw deal–but in fact reflects their fortunate circumstances. They had both just graduated from a very expensive law school, and their combined income from cushy law firm jobs dwarfed the repayments. Barack also soon enjoyed a second salary from the University of Chicago.
They had expensive tastes, reflected in the $277,500 two-bedroom condo they bought in 1993–a high price even by today’s standards. Several years later, they moved into their $1.65 million mansion in Hyde Park–with the help of fraudster Tony Rezko. Barack often told a story of hardship on the campaign trail in 2008 about having his credit card declined–once. The fact that he thought this counted as real hardship speaks volumes.
As her husband moved onto the national political stage, Michelle Obama began to enjoy a lavish lifestyle at taxpayer expense, directly and indirectly. When Barack Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate, he obtained a $1 million earmark for the University of Chicago Hospital–and his wife’s salary as Vice President for Community Affairs jumped from $121,910 to $316,962. Her job: pushing poor, uninsured patients to other hospitals.
As First Lady, Michelle Obama has lived high on the hog while the rest of the country has suffered through an extraordinary recession. In 2010, she and her entourage decamped to Spain for a lavish vacation. That summer, the Obamas encouraged Americans to visit the Gulf coast after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which threatened tourism in the region. They promptly jetted off to Maine for their own summer holiday.
This summer, the Obamas skipped their usual summer trip to the wealthy playground of Martha’s Vineyard–months after Michelle and her daughters had enjoyed an expensive winter skiing trip in Aspen. And, of course, there are the frequent pilgrimages to Hawaii, Some of their family’s comfort, of course, comes from private income, principally Barack Obama’s book sales–yet even that wealth is a spin-off of Obama’s political career.
If, as the Democrats eagerly pointing out, Mitt Romney enjoyed the privilege of private wealth, the Obamas have enjoyed privilege funded by public money and public life. And until entering the national spotlight, they gave little to charity, contributing instead to a church that preached racial grievance. “[T]ruth matters,” Michelle Obama told the nation last night. That, too, is a lie–because so far, she has evaded it without consequence.
More BG here.
A German U-Boat washed ashore at Hastings along the British coast
Clint Eastwood set off a firestorm when he mocked the empty-suit president, Barack Obama, by placing a vacant chair onstage at the Republican National Convention. This week, the Democrats are running an empty-chair convention and proving him right.
America is heading for a financial cliff. Our spending is out of control, and our debt, like Greece‘s, has exploded to become larger than our economy itself. Each baby born today is welcomed into America with a $50,000 debt wrapped around his neck. Our way of life and our nation are at risk.
America’s critical hour is upon us, and it demands leaders courageous enough finally to address our largest threats. The Democrats’ convention is an endless parade of promises of free birth control and health care for 26-year-old “kids.” There is no shortage of references to boogeymen like former President George W. Bush and embattled Missouri Senate candidate W. Todd Akin.
But here’s what you won’t hear from the Democrats:
$16 trillion dollar debt. The federal debt hangs above our children’s future like the sword of Damocles, and the Democrats have no answer. In 2008, candidate Barack Obama declared that George W. Bush was “unpatriotic” for adding $4 trillion to the debt “by his lonesome” in eight years. President Obama has added $5 trillion so far.
23 million unemployed. Mr. Obama promised that under his plan, unemployment would be down to 5.6 percent by now (or, without his plan, 6.0 percent). Instead it’s 8.3 percent. There are 300,000 fewer jobs in America today than when Mr. Obama took office.
Obamacare. Sure, the Democrats will boast of the poll-driven “freebies” that skirt the edge of their health care takeover, but they will avoid the linchpin of the program: the individual mandate. They’ll avoid the Supreme Court ruling that Obamacare is a tax (which makes Mr. Obama a court-certified tax raiser). They will ignore that the Congressional Budget Office recently declared that the Obamacare price tag had doubled to nearly $2 trillion.
Middle-class tax hikes. “I can make a firm pledge,” candidate Obama promised in 2008, “under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” The court-certified tax raiser in chief unleashed 20 new taxes within Obamacare alone, and that was before the Supreme Court declared the individual mandate itself to be a tax.
Food stamps. In the Obama era, a historic high 1 in 7 Americans is on food stamps — 45 million souls. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi thinks food stamps (and unemployment benefits) are the “biggest bang for the buck” to stimulate the economy, and Mr. Obama’s U.S. Department of Agriculture, amazingly, encouraged food-stamp parties. (“Make it fun by having activities, games, food and entertainment.”) And he wonders why we call him the food-stamp president.
Downgraded America. Soon after the Democrats rejected the Republicans’ Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011, Mr. Obama became the first president in our history to preside over our nation’s credit-rating downgrade.