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FNC’s Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld: “Relish Him”

Here’s the latest “subliminal message” from the guys at Red Eye:

As you can see, it’s Bill Schulz wearing the mask this time with the words “RELISH HIM” flashing on the screen. I hope they explain this madness one of these days.

Other recent messages:

FNC’s Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld: “Feed It”

Red Eye Message: “Obey Him”

FOX New’s Red Eye: “Punish Him”


Michigan Appeals Court Rules Ban on Affirmative Action Unconstitutional

Given the history of ‘affirmative action’ policies in academia, the Court’s ruling is not a surprise.

Reuters:

A federal appeals court on Friday struck down a Michigan law that banned affirmative action in college admissions, creating the possibility of a U.S. Supreme Court battle.

The 6th U.S. Circuit of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, found that a 2006 amendment to the Michigan constitution, “unconstitutionally alters Michigan’s political structure by impermissibly burdening racial minorities.”

The case could go to the U.S. Supreme Court, but given the history of Court decisions, and the recent 2003 ruling in Grutter v. Bollinger, I suspect that the ruling will be upheld.

Below is some research I’ve done on legal rulings pertaining to affirmative action.

After the civil rights movement of the 1960s  court rulings on preferential treatment (affirmative action) have gone back and forth but never has the central issue of equality been truly enforced. Below examples are given which reflect the paradoxical views of universities, and what Thomas Sowell describes as, “a zig-zag pattern of judicial decisions over the years.” [1] Two of the most important Court decisions regarding civil rights and affirmative action policies in schools were the 1978 Regents of the University of California v. Bakke U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and 2003’s Grutter v. Bollinger, in which the Supreme Court took a step backwards and abrogated the ruling of another case, Cheryl J. Hopwood, et al., v. State of Texas, which the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review.

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FBI Calls on Westboro Baptist Church For Help, Obama Calls for Extension of Director’s Tenure

Obama has recently called for the extension of FBI Director Robert Mueller’s tenure.

Even after this?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday that members of an anti-gay fundamentalist group participated in the bureau’s training of police officers and FBI agents — a move the bureau says it will take steps to remedy in the future.

The bureau extended the invitations to Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., for training this spring at two bureau facilities in Virginia: Quantico and Manassas.

C’mon, Obama!


Banal Post of The Weekend

I subscribe to the “local” RSS feed from The Washington Examiner’s website and usually the posts are pretty tame compared to posts on national and world-wide news, but they are still sort of interesting at least. For example, here are some random headlines I’ve selected from the feed as of 8:30 this evening:

Md.’s highest court: Take-home vehicle arrangement for state police illegal

Hunt is on for money to build Dulles Rail

Fairfax officers offer free child-seat inspections

Missing tape of Va. Tech shooter found in MontCo

But the top, indeed, the “Featured Column” post is the following:

Sleepovers leave parents at wit’s end, kids hollow-eyed

I hadn’t meant to eavesdrop, honestly, but the conversation at the next table was so comically familiar that I couldn’t help tipping back in my chair so as to hear it better. It was an extended two-person lament about one of the great banes of modern domestic life. It suffused me with fellow feeling.

“… And the next day she’s a wreck!”

“Oh, the whole weekend is done.”

“Ruined.”

What causes such ruin and wreckage? Sleepovers. For reasons that are not altogether clear, children seem to have an inexhaustible desire to spend the night at their friends’ houses, or to have their friends spend the night at theirs — though sleep is usually the last thing anyone gets.

It sounds like The Onion, doesn’t it? Please, Washington Examiner, I know this is the “local” section but this does not count as news unless you’re a newly arrived alien life-form.


FNC’s Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld: “Feed It”

Last night’s episode of Red Eye featured another subliminal message. This time it was Greg wearing the mask with the words “Feed It” below him on the screen. I’ll add a photo soon.

I still have no idea what all of this is supposed to mean. However, when the voice mail was played the other night one of the callers seemed to mention the messages, so, the folks at Red Eye know that we know.

Here’s a screen shot:


Red Eye Message: “Obey Him”

Last night (or technically, at 3:00am this morning) a new Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld aired on FOXNews. As has been noted in the past, there are occasionally ‘subliminal’ messages in the show which feature one of the Red Eye gang wearing a strange mask with a command at the bottom of the screen. Last night it was Andy Levy and the message was “Obey Him.” Here are some photos taken with my cheap phone:

Click on any image to enlarge

What does this all mean? I’m still waiting to hear back from redeye[at]foxnews[dot]com.


South Park Fan’s Quote of the Day

Commenting on rumors that the show South Park is nearing its end, viewer “sanbi” says:

Let The Simpsons end instead…

This is in reference to the last episode of South Park (the mid-season finale) called “You’re Getting Old,” which aired Wednesday.

I share sanbi’s sentiments and agree with many other comments about the episode.

Here’s another:

Huffpo commenter:

I could barely bring myself to stand immediatel­y after that episode, I just sat there on the couch staring gloomily at the screen for 30 seconds (maybe longer). Then I looked out the window for another 30 seconds. Hell, my eyes were even misted over. I’ve seen every South Park, and I cannot remember being so…stunn­ed at the ending of an episode. I’m sure the song playing over the final scenes had something to do with it, but I don’t think there was any subtlety in the conversati­on between Randy and Sharon; the meaning was clear: Trey Parker and Matt Stone have (understan­dably) lost much of their passion after 15 seasons. I’m sure they love South Park like an actual child, but they must be burned out. How could they not be? I can’t imagine writing and performing the same show for FIVE seasons, let alone FIFTEEN. Sigh. I just hope… I honestly don’t know what I hope for the show’s future. That episode bummed the shit out of me…

I agree that Randy and Sharon’s conversation probably represented some of Matt and Trey’s thoughts, however, I think that the various featured characters in the episode each act as a mouth-piece for a different point of view. For example, Stan’s new view of the world, Kyle’s desire to just have a good time, and even the two ‘britches’ thieves. Let me explain. In the commentary for “The China Problem” Matt and Trey say that they don’t want to do to the boys what Spielberg and Lucas did to Indiana Jones. When Randy starts to destroy his underwear, the two characters set out to “set those britches free,” just as Matt and Trey realize that when they start to desecrate their characters they will need to be set free.

But it seems the show will continue for at least another 2 and a half seasons. According to this interview of Matt and Trey, in which their musical is the main topic, they have a contract with Comedy Central that lasts through 2013:

at this point, with just eight days left before the premiere, that’s [restoring the reputation of Broadway is] the last thing on the writers’ minds. Parker dreams of taking a vacation “somewhere in the Caribbean,” while Stone just wants to “go look at a wall and check out.”

He won’t have long to do so. A week after they leave New York around March 28, the pair hurtles [sic] into the 15th season of South Park, part of a new pact with Comedy Central that keeps the show on the air through 2013 and is said to be even richer than their previous $75 million deal. They’ll have just one week to create each episode, with no time to prep.

If this article is correct, then the 15th season will conclude in the Fall of 2011, there will be a 16th season in 2012 and a 17th in 2013. What direction the show will take, however, is not clear.


FOX New’s Red Eye: “Punish Him”

If you watched FOX New’s Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld last night you might have noticed a weird flash as one of the guests was speaking. Terry Schappert was explaining how he thought the new “My Plate” illustration (which is replacing the “Food Pyramid”) was as goofy as the terror alert colors. But, as he continued to talk, all of a sudden a still frame of Greg was spliced in the middle of his comments. There is a metallic looking mask covering Greg’s face and the words “Punish Him” appear at the bottom of the screen. Here are some pics I’ve taken with my phone:

Before

Weird

After

Click on the images to enlarge if you want to check the time on the DVR. Very bizarre. I’ll be checking the Red Eye website for an explanation. If one is not offered, I’ll have to email the show myself.


Possible Photo of Dead Osama Bin Laden

Here’s a video clip that claims to show a photo the dead Osama bin Laden:

I don’t know if the picture is real.

Also, note that even this “Eastern” reporter makes the mistake of calling Osama “Obama.”

It happened on FOX last night (Geraldo) and it happens in this clip at 2:45 – 2:50. He actually says it twice.


Osama bin Laden Dead

Well, it looks like Osama bin Laden has finally been located and killed. This is, of course, a proud moment for the U.S.A., but, we shouldn’t be getting too carried away. After all, this should have been taken care of in 1998.


Invisible Oil Plume?

Indeed.

The oil is there, at least 22 miles of it. You just can’t see it.

A lot of the crude that spewed from BP’s ruptured well is still in the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s far below the surface and invisible. And it’s likely to linger for months on end, scientists said Thursday in the first conclusive evidence of an underwater plume of oil from the disaster.

The crisis is not over, people.

But wait… as Commodity Surge points out:

the alleged 21-mile long oil plume, identified by the Times as “new research,” and the Post as “evidence” of the oil still lingering in the Gulf or some unknown location in the vast seas.

The problem is, this “evidence” was from two months ago, and was by no means new, as the Times asserts, and isn’t considered evidence, as the Post asserts, even by the “academic” scientists proffering the information.

I believe in the magical invisible oil plume… do you?


Out of the Mouths of Babes

Even small children know why FOXNews is the biggest name in cable news.


Glenn Beck and Oprah

Day-time talk-show host Oprah Winfrey has a well-known “book club.” Basically, she endorses a book and her minions go out and make it a best-seller. Sometimes the book is already critically acclaimed and does not need Oprah’s seal of approval, e.g. Elie Wiesel’s “Night.” However, Oprah is not a book critic and she has selected books for her ‘club’ which aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

Glenn Beck has recently been recommending all kinds of books, and I’ve read a few of them. For example, he recommends Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom.” But Glenn has admitted several times that he is reading and learning, he does not claim to be an expert. Therefore, before rushing out to buy his latest recommended book on one of the Founders, we should keep in mind that Beck may not be fully informed. To his credit, though, he does promote the reading of original sources like the diaries and documents written by the Founders themselves. This is sound advice.


Big Government Democrats Stick it To Tax-Payers… Again

I voted on YouCut to eliminate federal pay-raises. This would submit Big Government employees to the same, harsh reality that we Americans face. But, when Rep. Bachmann offered the issue to the House, Democrats rejected the proposal.

From the YouCut email:

Rep. Michele Bachmann offered this week’s winning cut on the House Floor; an amendment to eliminate a pay raise for federal government employees – including right here in the Capitol – saving the taxpayers over $30 billion.

The Democrats gaveled it down from the Speaker’s chair, shutting down debate. The reason the Democrat Majority gave? It would prevent federal workers on Capitol Hill from getting a pay raise, so it could not be considered. That is literally the reason they gave. It is astounding, and an affront to every small businessperson and struggling family across this country.

Vote every week at YouCut


Milton Friedman on Socialized Medicine

Here’s a 9min clip of Dr. Milton Friedman talking about Big-Government-run medical care. The speech was given in the late 1970s, but it is still pertinent today.


Credit Where It’s Due

Have you seen the Wiki page for ‘Muhammad‘ lately?

I just checked and found the following before the standard info:

Recently small Islamic groups made empty threats towards South Park’s Creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, over their recent episode “200” and “201” which involved the prophet Muhammad making an appearance on the show. Although he is never once seen (cause he’s in the back of a U-haul or being covered by a black censor bar) the episode was pulled by Comedy Central, along with “The Super Best Friends” episode which suggested Muhammad and all religious figures were friends. The Muslim people need to learn to take a joke instead of having a tantrum like infants when someone laughs at them. Free speech is something people should be fighting for.

Since this will probably be erased soon, I grabbed a screen shot.

I have to give this wiki page credit. Usually the information provided by registered users is overly P.C. with a leftist bias.


WOTD: Caricature

Today’s Word of the Day is ‘Caricature.’

Pronunciation: \ˈker-i-kə-ˌchu̇r, -ˌchər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r, -ˈka-ri-\
Function: noun
Etymology: Italian caricatura, literally, act of loading, from caricare to load, from Late Latin carricare
Date: 1712

1 : exaggeration by means of often ludicrous distortion of parts or characteristics
2 : a representation especially in literature or art that has the qualities of caricature
3 : a distortion so gross as to seem like caricature

So, for example, the following is a caricature:

However, the image described and shown below, is not:

A radical Islamic website is warning the creators of “South Park” that they could face violent retribution for depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during an episode broadcast on Comedy Central last week.

RevolutionMuslim.com posted the warning following the 200th episode of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s “South Park,” which included a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit. The Web posting also included a graphic photo of Theo van Gogh, a Dutch filmmaker who was murdered in 2004 after making a documentary on violence against Muslim women.

No, the 200th episode of South Park did not feature a ‘caricature’ of Muhammad. It featured a caricature of the actions of media outlets that are too wimpy to show pictures of Muhammad.


‘King of Pork’ and ‘Top Narcissist’ Awards

Citizens Against Government Waste has tracked and analyzed the earmarks and pork-barrel projects on the agenda for Big Government bureaucrats in 2009. The result of this analysis is The Congressional Pig Book:

The Congressional Pig Book is CAGW’s annual compilation of the pork-barrel projects in the federal budget.  The 2010 Pig Book identified 9,129 projects at a cost of $16.5 billion in the 12 Appropriations Acts for fiscal 2009.

CNSNews.com reports that three law-makers stood out and ‘won’ special recognition:

(CNSNews.com) - Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) and were the top award “winners” in the 2010 Congressional Pig Book Awards issued Wednesday by the taxpayer group Citizens Against Government Waste.

Harkin and Byrd jointly won the “Narcissist Award” for 2010 – a little-coveted award given to those members of Congress who request taxpayer money to fund projects named after themselves.

Harkin asked for $7,287,000 to continue what he calls the “Harkin Grant” program for renovating Iowa public schools.

Byrd similarly asked that $7 million in taxpayer funds be directed to the Robert C. Byrd Institute of Advanced Flexible Manufacturing Systems, which provides workforce training in technical manufacturing skills.

Meanwhile, Cochran, a Republican, beat out Democrat Byrd for the title of “King of Pork”

This Big Government spending is disgraceful and needs to stop.


Misleading Headline Shows AP Bias

Imagine what I thought when I saw this headline and photo on the Yahoo! homepage:

Wrong video of health protest spurs N-word feud

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I thought that the AP was playing catch-up with real news outlets like BigGovernment.com and FOXNews. But, no. The AP article tries to argue that the ‘N-word feud’ was ‘spurred’ by a video.

What does the video show? Not much. Indeed, new interviews show that a much-viewed YouTube recording cited as evidence by conservatives was actually shot well after the time in question

Breitbart posted two columns on his Web site saying the claims were fabricated. Both led with a 48-second YouTube video showing Lewis, Carson, other Congressional Black Caucus members and staffers leaving the Capitol. Some of the group were videotaping the booing crowd.

Breitbart asked why the epithet was not captured by the black lawmakers’ cameras, and why nobody reacted as if they had heard the slur. He also questioned whether the epithets could have been shouted by liberals planted in the crowd.

But the 48-second video was shot as the group was leaving the Capitol — at least one hour after Lewis, D-Ga., and Carson walked to the Capitol, which is when they said the slurs were used.

Questioned about using a video on his Web site from the wrong moment, Breitbart stood by his claim that the lawmakers were lying.

“I’m not saying the video was conclusive proof,” he said.

Of course the video is not conclusive proof. This is America and, according to our laws, Americans are innocent until proven guilty. In this case, no one can even prove an inappropriate act (i.e., yelling the n-word) took place. That’s because it did not happen (trust me, I was there). It follows that NO video would be the ‘right’ video, for the AP, since they have a pro-Obama Leftist bias.


Show Some Class, Grayson

This is funny. The flamboyant and eccentric Florida Congressman, Alan Grayson (D), is caught on someone’s cell-phone camera interrupting a Republican gathering at a local restaurant.

Via – The Washington Examiner


A Bold Statement in the Age of Obama

This would cause quite a stir if anyone were paying attention:

Confederate History Month

WHEREAS,  April is the month in which the people of Virginia joined the Confederate States of America in a four year war between the states for independence that concluded at Appomattox Courthouse; and

WHEREAS, Virginia has long recognized her Confederate history, the numerous civil war battlefields that mark every  region of the state, the leaders and individuals in the Army, Navy and at home who fought for their homes and communities and Commonwealth in a time very different than ours today; and

WHEREAS,  it is important for all Virginians to reflect upon our Commonwealth’s  shared history, to understand the sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War, and to recognize how our history has led to our present; and

WHEREAS, Confederate historical sites such as the White House of the Confederacy are open for people to visit in Richmond today, and

WHEREAS, all Virginians can appreciate the fact that when ultimately overwhelmed by the insurmountable numbers and resources of the Union Army, the surviving, imprisoned and injured Confederate soldiers gave their word and allegiance to the United States of America, and returned to their homes and families to rebuild their communities in peace, following the instruction of General Robert E. Lee of Virginia, who wrote that, “…all should unite in honest efforts to obliterate the effects of war and to restore the blessings of peace.”; and

WHEREAS,   this defining chapter in Virginia’s history should not be forgotten, but instead should be studied, understood and remembered by all Virginians, both in the context of the time in which it took place, but also in the context of the time in which we live, and this study and remembrance takes on particular importance as the Commonwealth prepares to welcome the nation and the world to visit Virginia for the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Civil War, a four-year period in which the exploration of our history can benefit all;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert McDonnell, do hereby recognize April 2010 as CONFEDERATE HISTORY MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.


Democrats: Obamacare is just part of a Socialist Agenda

I listened to the C-Span coverage of the Senate committee led by Max Baucus (D-Montana) which slapped together the original Senate version of Obamacare. It was frustrating when Olympia Snowe voted with the Dems to get the bill on the floor.

Now that Obamacare is law, Baucus has stated what the true purpose behind the legislation is, namely redistribution of wealth, i.e., Socialism.

From FoxNews.com:

“Too often, much of late, the last couple three years, the mal-distribution of income in American is gone up way too much, the wealthy are getting way, way too wealthy and the middle income class is left behind,” he said. “Wages have not kept up with increased income of the highest income in America. This legislation will have the effect of addressing that mal-distribution of income in America.”

Read more at BigGovernment.com


Read/Sign the Petition

Sign the petition here. But also, whether you are in favor or opposed to Obamacare, you have to admit that the argument spelled out by Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli is sound:

Petition in Support of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s Suit to Overturn the Health Care Individual Mandate

WHEREAS, the health care bill recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama includes a mandate requiring Americans to purchase health care insurance, and

WHEREAS, federal officials claim that the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution gives the federal government the authority to force citizens to purchase health care insurance, and

WHEREAS, by definition, a person who refuses to purchase is NOT engaging in interstate commerce, and
WHEREAS, a citizen who is not engaging in commerce may not be compelled to engage in commerce by the federal government, and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Congress may not regulate non-commercial activities using the commerce clause, and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia has passed a law protecting Virginia’s citizens from this unconstitutional mandate,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the undersigned citizens of the United States support the lawsuit brought by the Commonwealth of Virginia to declare the health care individual mandate unconstitutional.

H/T Melo


Why Do The Democrats Want You To Buy Viagra For Sex Offenders?

Why do Democrats want tax-payers to buy Viagra and other related drugs for sex offenders?

Democrats killed an amendment by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn to prevent the newly created insurance exchanges from using federal money to cover Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs for rapists, pedophiles and other sex offenders. The amendment failed 57-42.

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