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Thursday, February 26, 2015

So Now This Happened #NetNeutrality

The FCC's Power Grab is Now Complete 
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday adopted sweeping new regulations sought by President Obama for how Americans use and do business on the Internet, in a party-line vote that is sure to be challenged by the broadband industry. 
The commission, following a contentious meeting, voted 3-2 to adopt its so-called net neutrality plan -- a proposal that remained secret in the run-up to the final vote.  
On its surface, the plan is aimed at barring service providers from creating paid "fast lanes" on the Internet, which consumer advocates and Internet companies worry would edge out cash-strapped startups and smaller Internet-based businesses. Chairman Tom Wheeler said it would ensure an "open, unfettered network." 

Yeah. Cause government involvement in an already "open, unfettered network" will make it MORE open. Somehow. That's the track record of the government, right?

Remember the goose that laid the golden egg? Obama shot it and had it stuffed on his mantle.

#Podcast Ep. 33: SEX! NUDITY! INAPPROPRIATE! Also Oscars, Net Neutrality, and John Kerry

Mark delves into TMI territory. How porn isn't just immoral, it may actually destroy the human race. We then bring you Chapter 345 of "Mark Gets Spun Up." This time it's regarding the politicizing of the Oscars and the ridiculous speeches. We check and see how our Oscar picks did from several episodes ago. We talk extensively about net neutrality and the naked power grab by the FCC. John Kerry gets caught forgetting what he was actually for and that gets Jim spun up. Lots of miscellaneous crap.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Scott Walker Confounds the Media And Wins Hearts and Minds

On Saturday afternoon, two of the Washington Post’s crack political correspondents accosted Governor Scott Walker in the lobby of a JW Marriott hotel and asked him whether he believed that President Obama is “a Christian.” As is always the way with silly questions, this inquiry elicited a silly answer. And, as it was foretold, that silly answer provoked a maelstrom inside the bubble.

Had Walker been asked, “To which religion does President Obama claim he adheres?” he might well have responded without making headlines. But he wasn’t. Instead, he was prompted to weigh in on a question that he could not possibly answer: namely, whether the president is, in any meaningful sense, what he claims to be. “Told that Obama has frequently spoken publicly about his Christian faith,” Dan Balz and Robert Costa wrote excitedly, “Walker maintained that he was not aware of the president’s religion.” And the critics screamed bloody murder.
This got Morning Joe in a Frenzy.
After initially saying that he doesn't know because he’s “never asked the president” about his faith, Walker lashed out: “To me, this is a classic example of why people hate Washington and, increasingly, they dislike the press.”

He added: “Was it [Teamsters president] Jimmy Hoffa that ripped on the Tea Party and called them unpatriotic, and the president was standing there and nobody asked him that?”

“To me, it seems I've had multiple days of an incredible double standard. They don’t ask the president about people like Jimmy Hoffa, they don’t ask Hillary Clinton about others out there,” Walker said.

Bloomberg’s John Heilemann said on MSNBC that Walker is right. “The press has a double standard on this kind of stuff.”

The panel seemed to agree that Walker or any candidate facing similar questions would be best advised to answer, “the president says he’s a Christian, I take him at his word, and let’s move on.”
Given the church he went to for so long, I'd say the jury is still out.

Yeah Mister "GodDamn America" was totally Christian.
Look, we're trying to get him so stop telling us to quit playing gotcha.
 CNN's John King brought on Martin and NPR's Juana Summers for his regular "Inside Politics" segment on the morning newscast. King used the controversy over Rudy Giuliani's recent remarks about President Obama as a jumping-off point to talk about the Wisconsin governor: "He [Walker] was asked over the weekend by Dan Balz and Robert Costa of the Washington Post about the Giuliani controversy. He was also asked if he thought the President was a Christian. And he said, look, stop asking me these questions.  Here's what's Scott Walker Tweeted out on Saturday: 'Enough with the media's gotcha game. We started our American Revival' –  that's his PAC – 'to talk about big, bold, ideas.'" The journalist then turned to Summers and asked, "If you're going to run for president, is it a gotcha game; or is it, hey, you want to be president?"
Sure because if you're going to run the country, you prove your competency by telling us the religion of your predecessor. Also, we have some tongue twisters and a game of Simon-Says we'd like you to play.

Here's the problem for lefties. They try to make not answering stupid questions by stupid people a loss. Meanwhile they aren't noticing his actual victories in his home state. As Governor. Which is his current job and a good standard to tell us how he's going to do as president. Quite well, if these results are any indication.
In Washington and New York, the middle of February has been covered as a slack, gaffe-ridden period for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. In Walker's home state, none of that's true—he's actually en route to a triumph. The state's Republican-run legislature is gearing up to pass right-to-work legislation, forbidding labor unions from requiring dues or membership as conditions for any private-sector employment. "If this bill makes it to his desk," gubernatorial spokeswoman Laurel Patrick told Bloomberg, "Governor Walker will sign it into law."

The state's labor unions are at Defcon 1, pondering the sort of mass protests that shut down Wisconsin's Capitol four years ago. Their deja vu is boundless: Now, as in 2011, they're trying to prevent Walker from doing something he gave voters no indication that he'd do. After he introduced a budget control act that ended collective bargaining for most Wisconsin public sector unions, Walker insisted that the electorate had given it the OK.
Yeah I bet they are. This is called "being effective." Rolling your eyes at reporters asking about evolution is called "knowing what's actually important." Guess what? People are seeing through it this year.
A new Public Policy Polling national survey finds Scott Walker leads the Republican presidential field with 25%, followed by Ben Carson at 18%, Jeb Bush at 17% and Mike Huckabee at 10%.
Yuppers. Scott Walker is kicking everyone's ass and is still doing the work of Wisconsin. Of course the lack of ivy league education is always going to be a problem for the party that is for the "little guy."

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Scott Walker is GOP Frontrunner... Watch the Media Treat Him Fairly and With Dignity

Ha Ha. Of course not. The media is going to attempt to destroy him.
When Walker refused to denounce the former Big Apple mayor to the media’s satisfaction, they pounced. “What Scott Walker did ought to disqualify him as a serious presidential contender,” Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank hyperventilated. “Clownish,” insisted Rachel Maddow Show producer Steve Benen. “Spineless,” The Washington Post editorial board averred.

You will perhaps not be surprised to learn that Walker has disqualified himself from serving as the President of the United States twice in less than one week, at least according to the Beltway media. Again, Walker was judged to have failed to meet the subjectively defined standards of conduct befitting a member of the opposition party when talking about President Obama. When the Wisconsin governor was inexplicably asked by The Washington Post whether or not he believed that Barack Obama was a Christian, Walker stepped on a landmine when he answered, “I don’t know.”
We knew this was coming. But I think this time it's going to backfire and in a big way. Let's go back to 2008 when the media let Barack Obama basically do whatever he wanted to them. He basically 50 Shaded them into submission and they kept saying "Thank you sir, can I have another and will you splooge in our faces too?"

All disgusting metaphors aside, they carried the water for this guy in a way no one ever had. The jig is up. We saw what we got and we saw what the media did to give this guy cover. Going after Walker over every perceived slight is not going to work for them anymore. I don't see any hubbub outside of media circles on the evolution thing. Crickets. I am reminded of this scene from 12 Angry Men:

Pretend this juror is a lefty media head talking about conservatives in general and Scott Walker in particular. The rest of the jurors are the American people. I think that's where we are at.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

#Podcast Episode 32: Biden, Isis, Scott Walker, Marie Harf, and Kingsman

Another week, another conversation, another realization that we are in deep trouble with this jerk-off in charge as ISIS continues to terrify. Mark runs across a new podcast, Two Conservative Lesbians and still is totally politically incorrect about it. But he likes it. We look at admissions for schools and why it's terrible these days. Why Scott Walker is causing liberals to hyperventilate. Why the state department has a Secretary of Gigglepants: Maria Harf. Why Joe Biden isn't registered as a sex offender. Finally we wrap it up with a spoiler filled review of the new movie, Kingsman.

Some Links:


Obligatory Scott Walker reference

Atlantic Article:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bill Nye to Media: We Need You To Lie Better

Because we can't keep fooling people into getting government to continue to do useless, intrusive things like banning light bulbs, destroying coal plants, and killing oil pipelines if you guys keep calling "Global Warming" Global Warming when it's not really warmer.

 Words are everything, even in the global warming debate. TV personality Bill Nye the “Science Guy” told MSNBC’s Joy Reid to use the phrase climate change, not global warming, when it’s so cold out.

“Let’s not confuse or interchange climate change with global warming,” Nye told Reid on Monday. “Global warming – The world is getting warmer. There is more carbon [dioxide] holding in more heat.”

“So when the climate changes, some places get colder,” Nye added. “And the thing that’s really consistent with climate change models is this variance where it’s cold, it’s warm, it’s cold, it’s warm… So what I would hope for, my dream, Joy, is that you all, you and the news business would just say the word climate change.”
Words are now everything in the global warming debate. Evidence, measurements, and you know... science... are incidental. It's the message. Stop hating SCIENCE! by using actual science. That's really messing up our plan to control you. I mean save the planet.

Scott Walker is Quietly Destroying Your World, Jeb Bush.

Scott Walker, the little-known governor of Wisconsin, is emerging as the main challenger to Jeb Bush in the race to become the Republicans' 2016 presidential candidate.

While Mr Bush is raising tens of millions of dollars and attracting huge media attention across the country, polls indicate a quiet momentum is building for the more conservative Mr Walker.

The 47-year-old governor is trailing Mr Bush by just a few points in the polls in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina - the three early voting states that will shape the course of the Republican primary election.
Huckabee needs to leave. The only Bush I want to see during the elections is my w----.*

*Editor's Note: Be classy, stay out of the dirty jokes.

#Podcast Update

So yesterday was a holiday and today it snowed on the way in so we didn't want to record while trying to not die a horrible death involving twisted wreckage.

On a more serious note, Jim's mother-in-law passed away this weekend. Send an email here to send him condolences and well-wishes. We should be recording tomorrow and we will be late next week too. Thanks for listening!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

And Here We Go: Scott Walker Didn't Finish College Stories are Starting

Cause government is only for the mostest smart people, ya ignorant hick boob.
But in his classes, some professors said they never saw the same level of focus on schoolwork. In introductory French, for instance, Walker routinely barged into the room after the lesson had begun, loudly making excuses.

“He would talk to me, you know, say, ‘I’m very sorry, I had very important business’ ” with the student government, instructor Marc Boutet recalled. “I’m like, ‘En fran├žais ! En fran├žais!’ ”

Boutet said the other students tired of the daily disruptions. They started preemptively stealing Walker’s favorite desk, so he had nowhere to sit when he arrived.

“I think I gave him a D-minus,” Boutet said, adding that he saw Walker years later, and the two laughed about the class. French, Boutet said, “was not his thing.”
Thomas Sowell said it best:

"Whenever there's a major disaster, there always seems to be a Harvard man right in the middle of it."

Education is a fine thing but it isn't the only thing. And getting educated isn't solely the purview of colleges and universities. We have these fine things called books. We have an internet with more information at one's fingertips than ever in the history of mankind. Educated professor types (like Obama, let's say for example) have screwed this country up majorly.

Walker has more than proven himself. I think I've had my fill of lawyers and professors who never have been out in the real world. I think in the above story, the best thing about Scott Walker was this (emphasis mine):
Kevin Miller, who knew Walker from the Marquette Students for Life, described Walker’s thinking at the time as: “ ‘I’d rather have a full-time job and have the rest of my time to spend on politics.’ ” He said Walker intended to go back to school at some point. “I never got any indication that it was anything other than that. Or anything more than that.”

Walker’s own explanation has been short and simple. He got a job. He meant to go back. But he just never found the time.
There's a novel idea. Apparently figured out he's worth something in the world and has a skill to share. Then he want and got himself elected Governor. But the left is going to portray him as uneducated.

This uneducated neanderthal is going to teach the left something in the next year and those boobs will never see it coming. Even after they get shellacked, they still won't get what happened. For all their education, they never learn anything. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Scott Walker Has No Time for BS Gotcha Questions that are Meaningless

Asked by Webb if he is "comfortable with the idea of evolution," Walker responded "For me, I'm going to punt on that one as well."

"It's just one of those that I'm here to talk about trade, not to pontificate on other issues," he added. "I love the evolution of trade in Wisconsin. It's going well and I'd like to see an even bigger evolution."

Later Wednesday, Walker issued a written statement clarifying those remarks.

"Both science and my faith dictate my belief that we are created by God," he said in an written statement, which he also later tweeted. "I believe faith and science are compatible, and go hand in hand."
A week after Chris Christie’s disastrous trip to London, Walker was desperate to avoid the kind of slip that cost the New Jersey governor any positive headlines back home.
“I’d rather be bland than stupid or moronic,” he said. 
Sadly, he may have been all three. 
He was attempting to bolster his foreign policy credentials by saying nothing at all, and during a question and answer session at a foreign policy think tank he refused to be drawn on whether he believed in evolution. 
“I’m going to punt on that one as well,” he said, which was met by harrumphs in the audience at a foreign policy think tank. It was suggested that pretty much any politician on earth could manage to answer that one. Walker changed tack, but only slightly: “I like the evolution of trade in Wisconsin.”
Oooo we got him now!


He's right, these questions are stupid but leave to the lefty press to frame it as "tripping up" or "stumbling." No, he just simply doesn't want to play your tired games. Every cycle with this same old crap from the left. GOP is a bunch of religious zealots that are backwards idiots who don't know anything about science. It's like they are from the dark ages.

Hey can we talk about how your side is leading the crusade against vaccines based on garbage research? How about the electric cars that cause more pollution thanks to the coal plants that work overtime? Fraking is dangerous even though it really it isn't.

But those backward religious types in the middle east who cut off heads and set people on fire? They are misunderstood.

You lefties are so stupid sometimes, it actually causes my brain to come dripping out my nostrils.

What the hell is the point of those questions? What policy are we going to make based on whether or not he believes in evolution? Christ I can't think of a more irrelevant question today with all our problems. Hey media, you want to show you actually got some balls? Ask a muslim why he believes in this 12th imam stuff. How about asking a liberal politician why he hates Israel? Ask a democrat why he thinks it's ok for people who got here illegally why they should get some special treatment over those who jumped through all the hoops?

Media is full of pedantic twerps. I know you know this, but I just like to say it.

Scott Walker is a Threat: Here's the Group Going After Him

One floor above a vacant restaurant between the state capitol and the University of Wisconsin in Madison, a half dozen people work long days to do everything they can to make sure Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is never elected president.

Their modest office is decorated with anti-Walker bumper stickers and memorabilia from when he moved to limit collective bargaining for most state workers, triggering the state's most intense chapter of recent political history.

That 2011 fight made Walker both a national hero to conservatives and a prime target for Democrats. It also galvanized One Wisconsin Now, a progressive advocacy organization that focuses on watch-dogging Walker.

"I suspect there is nobody who has more information on Scott Walker than we do," said Mike Browne, the group's deputy executive director, sitting a few feet from a bullhorn used in 2011 during a period when up to 100,000 protested at the state capitol. The group's leaders and research are routinely quoted by Wisconsin media.
You know why these people hate him so much? He took away their power. Imagine how effective he can be in taking away power from the establishment. They know it. They're scared. They don't want to lose more power, power they shouldn't have in the first place.

The Left's true desires
This is who they are and believe me, the GOP doesn't like him either. This guy is going to go through the ringer and knowing there is a calculated effort to destroy him tells me he's the best guy to get behind. He's going to need us all to support him so no more infighting for some sad-sack like Jeb Bush. Let's get him in office and let's get these bastards.

Hitler is Pissed at Brian Williams

Haven't seen one of these in a while but this one is good. Thanks to my buddy Floyd for pointing it out.

#Podcast Carpool Conversations Episode 31: Brian Williams, Jordan, Vaccines, and Spider-Man

We go after Brian Williams (or was it Obama? I may be "misremembering.") Jordan may be the only country with a pair right now. We decide to start a new Crusade just to make Obama make some kind of sense, and finally send emails to trees in Melbourne. We talk about Jaws and Mark's new home theater. More vaccine talk, Muslims don't coexist, IRS, climate change predictions that didn't pan out, and finally Spider-Man joins the Marvel shared universe.

Update: Here's the news stories referenced. Those darn predictions just refuse to come true even though science is settled!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Scott Walker Forges a New Way... Now For Illinois

The man's a pioneer. I'm thinking Scott Walker should be some sort of liquor, like Johnnie Walker but manlier. 
Elections have consequences. And, for Illinois’ unions, the consequence of the 2014 gubernatorial election will be devastating.

In an attempt to tackle the worst fiscal crisis the Prairie State has faced in years, Gov. Bruce Rauner is walking a path forged by fellow Midwestern Republican Governors Scott Walker and Rick Snyder. The first GOP governor of Illinois in 16 years recently revealed his intention to tackle state union contracts with the aim of making the state’s economy more competitive and reducing the rising property tax burden on average state residents.

In his first State of the State address last week, Rauner proposed creating “right-to-work” zones and banning political spending from public sector unions.

“Under Illinois law, unions are permitted to collect dues from all the workers they are legally certified to represent in a given workplace. The idea is to prevent nonmembers from ‘free-riding,’ that is, receiving the benefits of a union contract without paying for the costs of negotiation and administration,” The International Business Times reported. “‘Right-to-work’ laws prevent unions from making membership automatic and collecting fees from nonmembers.”
Good luck Rauner. With a Democrat controlled legislature, you have your work cut out for you. Call Scott for advice on how to handle the usual rational, lefty responses: death threats, chanting mobs, vandalism, and various criminal assaults on people who agree with you.

Man I'm Busy

Don't worry, the podcast will go up tonight or tomorrow. We are in the process of finishing up the carpet in the house and moving everything where we want it so at nights I'm cleaning up and setting up new rooms. Once my office is back and I have everything finished, I'll be able to blog more than I have been. In the meantime Carpool Conversations will continue as usual.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Scott Walker to Jeb Bush: Your Fundraising Skills Are Like The Buzzing of Flies to Me

Yeah, this guy has got it going on.
The Scott Walker boom is real.

On the heels of a poll from the respected Des Moines Register revealing that the Wisconsin governor has a real shot at winning the Iowa caucuses, a survey of New Hampshire’s Republican voters suggests that he also has a chance of winning in the Granite State.

In a NH1 News poll of Republicans and independents, Walker came out ahead of the entire Republican field with 21 percent of the vote. Trailing in a distant second place was former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush who secured the support of just over 14 percent of the primary electorate.

That wasn't the only good news for Walker on the polling front. A Public Policy Polling survey of North Carolina released on Wednesday showed that Walker is tied in a hypothetical primary matchup with Dr. Ben Carson at 14 percent each. Trailing narrowly behind the two candidates, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee netted a respectable 13 percent of the support of Tar Heel State Republicans.

Science! As Posited By Liberals

The New York Times claims that this insane “presidential vaccine controversy” we’re all taking about raises important questions about “how to approach matters that have been settled among scientists but are not widely accepted by conservatives.”

Well, here’s another question: How do we deal with the false perception that liberals are more inclined to trust science than conservatives? Or, how do we approach the media’s fondness for focusing on the unscientific views of some conservatives but ignoring the irrational—and oftentimes, more consequential—beliefs of their fellow liberals?

It’s no big deal for us to ask Republican evolution skeptics to raise their hands or force a bogus Senate vote to try and shame Republicans, yet no reporter would ever think to ask a pro-choice politician if they believe life begins at conception. Sometimes denialism matters and sometimes it doesn't.

Though outing a GOP candidate as a skeptic of science may confirm the secular liberal’s own sense of intellectual superiority, it usually has nothing to do with policy. Then again, if you walk around believing that pesticides are killing your children or that fracking will ignite your drinking water or if you hyperventilate about the threat of the ocean consuming your city, you have a viewpoint that not only conflicts with science but undermines progress. So how do we approach matters that have been settled among scientists but are not widely accepted by liberals?
In other words, Science! is accepted by liberals by whatever popular science makes them feel good and gives them good fodder for telling conservatives off. Global warming is real and provable and if you doubt the conclusions that we liberals have reached, then you don't believe in Science! Even if the evidence contradicts science, we have a good explanation for that: You think too much.
Raghu Murtugudden, executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Forecasting System at the University of Maryland Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC), and a professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, believes that the ability of humans to think is a disadvantage, when responding to climate change.
According to Professor Murtugudden (comparing our response to climate change to finding cheese in a maze); 
“…  mice can sense the coming change. Before it’s too late, they run through the maze and find new cheese. The men, however, fail to notice the subtle collapse in the cheese supply until it’s nearly too late. Haw, the more proactive of the little men, realizes that the cheese has all but disappeared and sets out in the maze to find new cheese. He learns a number of lessons along the way and does manage to both find new cheese and enjoy it as much as the old. Hem, however, remains unconvinced that the cheese will disappear. He also concludes that even if the cheese were to disappear, he wouldn't like the new cheese anyway. 
The moral of the story is that even creatures like mice — with their simple brains — are biologically tuned to notice and rapidly respond to change, whereas humans — the most evolved life form — are bogged down by their unique ability to rationalize and reason. Some members of the species even resort to wholesale denial that change is well underway, even when said change is caused by their own actions.
This may be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Never mind the animals that get themselves killed constantly year after year. Beached whales can't figure out where the fuck the land is. Deer sure as hell can't understand the coming danger, I got two of them in my radiator as proof of that. Never mind all that.

We as humans have the most finely developed sense of danger ever evolved. If anything, it's our animal responses (fear) that finds danger and issues where none exist. We go searching for phantom problems on the off chance something bad may happen. My wife is in a constant state of worry about what bad thing might happen. Our reason and logic isn't the problem, it's our emotions and instincts that are causing the problems. On an individual basis those things stop us from taking risks. En masse emotions create bullshit like "Climate Science."

Or perhaps I should say "Climate SCIENCE!" as actual climate science is a good thing. Liberal Climate Science! is a very bad thing.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hey Sean Penn... You Still Want to Tell Us How Awesome Venezuela Is?

Average line in Venezuela
In a shopping centre in the Sabana Grande district last week, women queued outside a pharmacy for nearly two hours to buy two four-roll packs of toilet paper. In what has become the ultimate indignity for the Venezuelan public – and a huge embarrassment for the regime – shortages of toilet paper mean it is now strictly rationed.

In public, the shoppers are stoical, wary of speaking ill of a regime that has a track record of taking revenge on its critics, excluding them from the handouts and government jobs that became the hallmark of Chavez’s rule.

But in private, the anger is intense. “In Venezuela, the country with the world’s largest oil reserves, you have to queue for the right to wipe your backside,” said a queuing taxi driver, who declined to give his name.
Oil prices dropping expose socialism for what it really is: a mess. This shouldn't be happening but it is. Revolution may be around the corner.

#Podcast Episode 30 Super Bowl, Walker, and Women

We talk about things going on in our lives and in our bellies. We give Scott Walker more publicity, eat breakfast on the air, discuss the super bowl and terrible commercials, and why Mark has become a horrible misogynist.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Scott Walker Round Up

"Don't Bet Against Me" Walker tells ABC:

Aw Martha. You're out of your league.

Scott Walker Rejects your Premise
The lesson, as I interpret it, is that the press and the Democrats speak the same language. That’s not surprising; the mainstream press, especially during national elections, functions as a messaging office for the Democrats. Because of this, they just assume that in order to be a serious presidential candidate you have to be like them, like the Democrats.

Walker doesn’t agree. And he’s been extraordinarily successful of late by not agreeing.

Part of the media’s terrible coverage of national politics is the reliance on the personal: it matters to them who is saying it more than what is said. Romney got tagged as uncaring because he’s rich. But the classic conservative policies don’t reek of plutocracy when coming from the new crop of Republican stars, many of whom came from modest beginnings or are the children of immigrants, or both. Walker doesn't even have a college degree, which itself is incomprehensible to modern Democrats, who are elitist and credentialist and genuinely don’t know what life is like in much of the country.