Witch’s Will For A Morning In July
My Pick Of The Litter Today
Liberal Intolerance Strikes Chick-fil-A
If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times: The American Left and the self-described liberals who inhabit it are open-minded, inclusive and tolerant. As we’ve come to learn, however, that tolerance only extends to those who agree with their worldview.
The latest conservative in liberals’ crosshairs is Chick-fil-A’s President Dan Cathy. An interview with the Baptist Press has caused a firestorm after Cathy stated he was “guilty as charged” in his company’s support of the traditional family.
Liberals and Gays are open-minded, inclusive and tolerant? Now that’s funny!
Stories/Articles You Might Find Interesting – or not
by Thomas Sowell
There was a time, within living memory, when the achievements of others were not only admired but were often taken as an inspiration for imitation of the same qualities that had served these achievers well, even if we were not in the same field of endeavor and were not expecting to achieve on the same scale.
The perseverance of Thomas Edison, as he tried scores of materials before finally trying tungsten as the filament of the light bulb he was inventing; the dedication of Abraham Lincoln as he studied law on his own while struggling to make a living — these were things young people were taught to admire, even if they had no intention of becoming inventors or lawyers, much less President of the United States.
Somewhere along the way, all that changed. Today, the very concept of achievement is de-emphasized and sometimes attacked. Following in the footsteps of Barack Obama, Professor Elizabeth Warren of Harvard has made the downgrading of high achievers the centerpiece of her election campaign against Senator Scott Brown.
The Three Great Scams Of Our Times
“Don’t disturb the order of the world, storyteller.”
– Mario Vargas Llosa, The Storyteller.
Corruption, delusion, and mendacity are nothing new as determinants of both personal and collective life. They are staples of human nature. But with the spread of the print and electronic media and the immediate accessibility of information at any time and any place in the “global village,” the opportunity for mass deception has become the distinguishing factor of our time. Sophistry and subterfuge have gone mainstream. The ability of dominant elites to influence and even control the thought-world of vast populations to an historically unprecedented extent is now an integral part of contemporary life.
There are, to be sure, various ancillary elements involved in the ubiquitous public hospitality to blatant fictions and professional guile, including the critical decay of education at all levels and the growing proneness to parasitical entitlements among Western electorates, accentuating the appetite for passivity and stoking what amounts to a handout mentality. A populace coddled by welfare gratuities will accept packaged ideas and doctored reports as readily as they do food stamps, tax exemptions, and government checks.
As a result, intellectual laziness has never been so widespread in a pampered and ostensibly enlightened cultural realm, providing a soft target for media disinformation and political propaganda to work their injurious will. (It must be admitted that even the dispensers of such concoctions are often under the spell of their own stupefactions.) Nothing else, it would appear, can explain the reflexive acceptance among those who should know better of the three consummate trumperies disfiguring the era in which we live: the Palestinian “narrative,” the climate change shakedown, and the ascent of Barack Obama to the most powerful office in the world. Truth is now at a discount as never before and has been increasingly replaced by promiscuous and sovereign mythologies.
When you hear “reporters” on political “Panels” talk about “perception” as if it was all right that perception replaced the truth then you know we are truly lost. Even the least corrupted have been corrupted into accepting a level of deception when it arises to perception. How can we then ever ascertain the truth?
Why aren’t stocks falling?
Obama faces uphill battle to repeat victory in Florida
President Obama is facing an uphill battle in convincing voters in Florida to elect him a second time.
Obama, currently on a two-day swing through the Sunshine State, is confronting an-increasingly disappointed electorate who has seen unemployment linger above the national average and the housing market remain underwater in some parts of the state.
While voters in Florida bought into “hope and change” during the 2008 presidential race, they seem more skeptical now, observers say.
Are You Kidding Me?
Striking SEIU workers intentionally endangered CT nursing home patients, says company
After the collapse of 17-month-long union negotiations on July 3, unionized health-care workers walked out of five nursing home facilities in Connecticut, but not before placing some elderly patients in dire medical risk through acts of sabotage, according to the company that owns and operates the facilities.
“In the hours leading up to the strike by the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199 SEIU (the Union) against five HealthBridge Management Health Care Centers in Connecticut, Union members engaged in multiple illegal and dangerous acts against Center residents,” reads a statement released by HealthBridge on Tuesday afternoon.
According to police reports obtained by The Daily Caller and reported Monday by the RedState blog, HealthBridge Management Health Care Centers alleged that union employees in at least three of its facilities intentionally mixed up or removed patient name plates, photos, medical bracelets and dietary advisories as they began their strike. Additionally, the police reports include allegations of both vandalism and larceny.
A July 3 police report from the Danbury Health Care Center in Danbury, Conn., states that “between the hours of 2300 [11:00 pm] on 7/2/12 and 0700 [7:00 am] today, 7/3/12, there were several incidents that directly affected and potentially could have negatively impacted patient care.”
Having been convinced by the local “Job Service” that I would make a dandy CNA I took the classes and gained my license. During my “training” at a local Nursing Home I had a chance to see some of the best and some of the worst of human behavior.
Some/many/most CNAs and others who care for the elderly in these facilities are good, kind, competent and decent. Others are careless, bullies and downright nasty. Others are woefully ignorant.
If you have a loved one in a Nursing Home, keep close contact and pay close attention. If they say they are being abused, believe them until it is proven differently to your complete satisfaction. Remember, the moment someone is incarcerated in a Nursing Home, many against their will, they are serving a life sentence where they will ALL be treated as if they are suffering from senility.
When some “sweet young thing” calls me “sweetie” I am quick to tell them my name and insist they use it. Ageism is epidemic in this country and something everyone is going to have to contend with at some time in their life. If you can’t care for others, you had best care for your self!
Pro-Obama online merchandise sales plummet, compared to ’08 election
Members Prod House Leaders for Vote on Stalled Farm Bill
No decisions have been made on the farm bill yet,” Speaker John Boehner(R-Ohio) told reporters Thursday. That comes despite lobbying by two members of his leadership team to bring the measure to a vote and conference it with a Senate-passed bill before current legislation expires Sept. 30.
Rep. Kristi Noem, a freshman member of leadership, and Conference Vice Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) — both of whom represent agriculture-heavy districts — signed on to a letter Thursday asking Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) to bring the bill to the floor before August.
If the GOP is stalling on this bill because it’s “ far too contentious to bring to the floor so close to the November elections ” then they need a kick in their political asses just like Harry Reid and the Dems do in the Senate. Quit playing your damn political games with our lives! Good for Kristi Noem and Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
This youth movement has women covered
The mistake made by virtually the entire Western media during the Arab Spring was to assume that social progress is like technological progress.
by Mark Steyn
Media types like to talk about “the narrative”: News is just another form of storytelling, and certain plot lines grab you more than others.
The easiest narrative of all is anything involving young people. “I believe that children are our future,” as the late Whitney Houston once asserted. And, even if Whitney hadn’t believed it, it would still, as a point of fact, be true. Any media narrative involving young people presupposes that they are the forces of progress, wresting the world from the grasping clutches of mean, vengeful old men and making it a better place.
Media Behaving Badly:
CNN Four Days Late to Obama’s Infamous ‘You Didn’t Build That’ Remark
Four days after President Obama insulted job creators by asserting “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that; somebody else made that happen,” CNN finally reported the controversial remarks, and only once the Romney campaign featured them in a campaign attack.
Bad Economy Taking Its Toll On Obama
Sen. Johnson: It’s time for Republicans to play offense on spending
NRCC tops DCCC in June fundraising
Among Uncommitted Voters, Obama Job Approval Is At 29%
Polls over the past month have consistently shown a very close general election race between President Obama and Mitt Romney. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Pollhas shown Obama’s support between 44% and 46% every day for weeks. During that same time frame, Romney’s support has stayed between 44% and 47%.
While some of those voters could ultimately change their minds, the winner could very well be determined by the eight percent (8%) to 10% of voters who routinely refuse to commit to either of the major party candidates. About half of them prefer a third-party option, and the other half are simply undecided.
What’s Going On In The World?
French parliament OKs new budget to fill coffers
PARIS (AP) — France’s lower house of parliament has passed a revised 2012 government budget to raise about €7 billion ($8.6 billion) in new revenue by targeting corporations and the wealthy with new taxes.
Quote For Today:
“Deep in each man is the knowledge that something knows of his existence. Something knows, and cannot be fled nor hid from.” ~ Cormac McCarthy