Uncommon Sense

politics and society are, unfortunately, much the same thing

Planned Parenthood can’t even be honest about website maintenance

Planned Parenthood Fundraises Off ‘Extremist Attack.’ Then People Took a Closer Look…
July 30, 2015 by VICTORIA TAFT

Planned Parenthood claimed their website was hacked by anti-abortion “extremists” yet somehow the website was still able to solicit (and apparently process) donations from the public. It turns out PP implemented a “site down campaign” falsely purporting their website was attacked. Some people actually looked into the source code of the website to discover the fraud.

When the scam was made public PP tried to cover their tracks by claiming the site was under maintenance, and yet was still able to accept online financial donations. It seems the situation is worse that it originally looked – instead of a hack attack, it was a smear campaign designed to drum up sympathy for PP and make them look like the victim by fraudulently accusing their critics of committing a crime. Does this campaign in itself qualify as a crime?

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All Republicans look the same to racist Senator Harry Reid

Harry Reid Apparently Thinks Clarence Thomas Is White
July 9, 2014 by Chuck Ross

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is so angry over the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the Hobby Lobby contraception case last week that he apparently forgot Justice Clarence Thomas is black.

The Nevada Democrat lamented the court’s ruling which allows Hobby Lobby and other for-profit companies with religious objections to certain forms of contraception to avoid providing them to employees in health insurance plans mandated under Obamacare.

Hobby Lobby approves of 16 out of 20 forms of contraception that have been approved by the FDA.

“People are going to have to walk down here and vote, and if they vote with the five men on the Supreme Court, I think it’s — they’re going to have — be treated unfavorably come November with the elections,” Reid told reporters on Tuesday, according to ABC.

The Senate will act soon to “ensure that women’s lives are not determined by virtue of five white men,” Reid added.

But his reference to “five white men” was off by 20 percent.

Only four of the male justices who sided with Hobby Lobby — John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy — are white. The other — Clarence Thomas — is black.

read full article: Harry Reid Apparently Thinks Clarence Thomas Is White

Also, read Megan McArdle’s excellent piece on the reality of the Hobby Lobby case:
Hobby Lobby Hobbyhorses
July 1, 2014 by Megan McArdle

After reading the Twitter reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, I began researching a post on what women could do now that corporations have exactly the same rights people do, including playing power forward for the Miami Heat, and now that contraception has been outlawed throughout these great United States. Then I read the decision and, to my surprise, found that it didn’t quite say any of that.

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More politics as usual – exploiting WWII vets

October 1, 2013: federal government shuts down – both parties blame each other.
Somehow the controlling party finds money to not only barricade an open air WWII memorial (typically open 24/7 – showing no logical reason for the barricades) but to also post guards with orders (from the Executive Branch) to arrest any WWII veterans trying to visit said memorial. House GOP moves to fund WWII memorial (not that a lack of funding really affects it) and the President threatens to veto it. Members of GOP greet veterans at the memorial who are visiting in violation of law.
(see WWII Vets Return to Their Memorial
National WWII Memorial – Washington, D.C.)

Democrats also specifically choose NOT to fund veterans benefits unless they get everything they want.
(see Report: Nancy Pelosi urges ‘no’ vote on funding for veterans’ benefits)

Social media keeps nation informed of the situation.

October 2, 2013: politicians from both parties greet veterans visiting their own WWII memorial.

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Ignore our conspiracy, they are the nutjobs

When one lacks support from media, politics, and general common (un)knowledge, people who want to go against the grain have a lot of work to do. Anthony Watts is just such a fellow, since he has only real facts to support his argument against the unquestionable narrative of man-made global warming. In appearing in PBS this week, Watts has had a great deal of feedback, mostly negative. But, as with the environmental data itself, it seems Watts’ critics can’t be bothered to check into the facts of the surrounding situation. Now we’ve got environmental alarmists calling for a conspiracy to save humanity, while continuing the myth that people who think for themselves (rather than blindly accepting the political hype permeating the issue) are the conspiracy theorists. Even scientists married to the believe of anthropogenic climate change can’t keep up with publications in their own field.

Watts Up With That?

This has been a weird week with my appearance on PBS Newshour. As Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters documents, the alarmosphere has gone beserk over my appearance on PBS.

Watching it, it becomes clear they are in a panic. Even Ralph Nader says Washington is running away from the issue. So, like anyone who’s panicked, Nuccitelli makes an epic fail in his haste to discredit me. He’s upset that I was allowed to speak at PBS and I was just one of a balanced panel of people on that program. It must have been the horrible things I said like:

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Which president said ‘internets’?

The real question is, of two presidents who make the same flub about the internet, which one gets ridiculed and mocked, and which one gets a pass?

Obama Receives Little Flak for ‘Internets’ Gaffe
July 7, 2011 by Aubrey Vaughan

Hailed for his engagement with the online world and being cutting edge for hosting a Twitter town hall, President Barack Obama made quite the gaffe at his town hall yesterday, calling the internet, “internets,” the same mistake for which former President George W. Bush was widely mocked following a 2004 presidential debate.

The flub, which Obama quickly corrected, came while he was discussing the importance of bringing the internet to classrooms, but the president has received little media flack for his slip-up.

Obama’s use of the word “internets” came after a question on the failure of public school systems.

We do have to make sure that there are computers in a computer age inside classrooms and that they work and that there’s Internets that are actually — there are Internet connections that actually function.

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Bad week for Chris Matthews

In case you ever wondered if Matthews is only pretending to be an idiot, let me assure you he is not.

After Mocking Rick Perry for Calling Twitter ‘Tweeter’ Chris Matthews Does it Twice in One Show
July 6, 2011 by Noel Sheppard

Chris Matthews Says ‘D–king Around’ Five Days After Halperin’s Suspension
July 5, 2011 by Noel Sheppard

Chris Matthews Smears the ‘Scary’ GOP as the ‘Wahhabis of American Government’
July 5, 2011 by Scott Whitlock

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Jake Tapper on media coverage of recent Obama and Bachmann gaffes

Jake Tapper Concedes Media’s Bias on Obama Medal of Honor Gaffe, Double Standard on Bachmann
July 5, 2011 by Scott Whitlock

ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper appeared on the June 27 edition of Dennis Miller’s radio show and conceded to a media blackout of Barack Obama’s Medal of Honor gaffe. (The President confused a living recipient with the deceased Jared Monti who died in combat.)

Tapper admitted that the President made “a big uncomfortable mistake.” He added, “And I don’t think that that got the same kind of coverage as, you know, when Sarah Palin got Paul Revere’s ride-” Tapper’s right. His own network, ABC, as well as CBS and NBC have skipped the Monti story.

Tapper was away when the Medal of Honor story initially broke, but he, thus far, has since ignored it, although he did cover it online (while still on vacation). Additionally, while the journalist had generic criticism for “the media,” he certainly didn’t take ABC specifically to task.

read full article here

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Another gaffe for the book of Obama-isms

Big Three Networks Ignore Obama’s Medal of Honor Screw-Up
June 24, 2011 by Geoffrey Dickens

Barack Obama’s confusing one living American war hero with a fallen one he honored in 2009, has been completely ignored by the Big Three Networks shows, including the same NBC Nightly News that threw a fit over Sarah Palin’s recent recounting of an event over 200 years ago, Paul Revere’s ride.

On Thursday, at Fort Drum, New York, as reported by the Military Times, Obama told the 10th Mountain Division he had the privilege of meeting “a comrade of yours, Jared Monti” adding it was “the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.” Turns out Monti did receive it posthumously, as Obama presented the award to his parents at a White House ceremony in 2009. After CBN inquired about the gaffe, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney clarified that the President had confused Monti with “Salvatore Giunta, who was the first living recipient of the Medal who served in Afghanistan.”

This insensitive blunder by the President was not covered the Big Three Network evening news shows on Wednesday and received zero stories on Thursday’s morning shows.

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President Obama calls African-Americans a ‘mongrel people’ – imagine if a white person said this

President Obama calls African-Americans a ‘mongrel people’
July 29, 2010 by Sam Youngman

EW YORK — President Obama waded into the national race debate in an unlikely setting and with an unusual choice of words: telling daytime talk show hosts that African-Americans are “sort of a mongrel people.”

The president appeared on ABC’s morning talk show “The View” Thursday, where he talked about the forced resignation of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, his experience with race and his roots.

When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: “We are sort of a mongrel people.”

“I mean we’re all kinds of mixed up,” Obama said. “That’s actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it.”

Remember that flap over that stupid monkey cartoon from the New York Post that had nothing to do with President Obama, but liberals were convinced otherwise?

Protesters picket New York Post over chimp cartoon
February 19, 2009 by Nico Hines

Sharpton cries foul over NY Post’s cartoon monkey business
February 18, 2009 by Daniel Nasaw

POST’S MONKEY BUSINESS: RACISM OR SATIRE?
February 20, 2009 by New York Post

Nothing more than a ho-hum response about Barrack Obama’s gaffe

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Apparently talking ‘takes the place of thinking’ for Joy Behar

Behar: Prayer ‘Takes the Place of Thinking’
June 22, 2010 by Melissa Afable

Oh, Joy of little faith.

On the June 22 episode of “The View,” co-host Joy Behar criticized prayer, saying it “takes the place of logical thinking, then I think that’s dangerous.”

Behar’s attack on prayer came as she defended comedian Janeane Garofalo, who during a June 16 appearance on Behar’s Headline News show called prayer “anti-intellectual” in criticizing President Obama’s reference to prayer during his speech about the Gulf oil spill. Behar said Garofalo should have said prayer was “un-intellectual,” not “anti-intellectual.”

“Faith is something that you feel,” Behar said. “Thinking is something that you do with your brain. It’s different.”

Behar’s criticism of prayer riled co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who challenged the attack.

BEHAR: When prayer takes the place of logical thinking, then I think it’s dangerous.

HASSELBECK: Prayer’s not illogical.

BEHAR: No. But it takes the place of thinking.

HASSELBECK: No it doesn’t. That’s a complete bigoted statement to say that when I’m praying, I’m not thinking.

BEHAR: How dare you say that to me! Excuse me!

After Behar clarified her statement by saying that intellectual people can pray, she called for people to pray preemptively for regulation.

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