Dead Cats: Revolutions 02/28/11, (4)23 James Brody

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CONTENTS: York: GOP & Shutdown; Williamson – end our caste system; Springford wants 7.6%; Corbett buys abortions; Guzzardi – $/misery; Conservative black man – debate me!; Black love in Barnes; Irish evict politicians; Ryan’s roadmap; Calderon – US useless against cartels; James Antle – Dems’ left turn; David Limbaugh – Ave Obama!; Farrakhan phone home; Malkin – left rage; McCarthy – modern caliphate; Czech explosive detector; Planned Parenthood beats the klan; Soros hired Obama staffer; “Anonymous” hactivists; Horowitz – Muslim Bros & Nazis; Caroline Glick – ISR’s first hand; Texas anglos done; Gideon’s Holocaust Collection

Union goon on Tea Party: ‘Bunch of D*ck-Sucking Corporate Butt-Lickers’ Andy Breitbart,

And we’ll give you throat cancer….

TEA Trackers: The reason that Wisconsin Dems Hide in Illinois…They don’t want a demonstration outside their Motel 6…

Tonight! February 28th, Tax Protest, Spring Ford School District

More below…

Byron York, DC Examiner: Why GOP Shouldn’t Fear Shutdown

“A lot of Republicans on Capitol Hill are terrified of a government shutdown. Look at what happened in 1995, they say, when Newt Gingrich forced a showdown with Bill Clinton and got his clock cleaned. It was a disaster the party can’t afford to repeat.

“But another view is emerging in Republican circles. Perhaps GOP strategists have learned the wrong lesson from 1995. Maybe this time, while Republicans shouldn’t seek a shutdown, they shouldn’t fear one, either. For five reasons…”

Kevin Williamson, NRO: Ending our Caste System

“As Wisconsin flips its wig, there has been a great deal of dishonest, ill-informed, and indeed knavish commentary on the relationship between public-sector unions and the fiscal conditions of the states. The thrust of these unenlightening analyses has been that public-sector unions are not to blame for the dire fiscal situation facing Wisconsin and many other states. The general shape of the Left’s argument here has been that of a compound error with two distinct components: 1) the inability to distinguish between the short-term problems facing states as a result of the recent recession and their long-term fiscal problems; 2) the much more serious conflation of collective-bargaining rights with unions’ political power….”

SpringFord $: They Still Want 7.6%

There are lots of tactics that a good superintendent – chosen for his ability to make you smile when he takes your money – may use. Of course, the essential decisions are those of the school board. Remember their votes!

Here are a few samples of what you might hear.

Fairness: This one has been part of science since the 1860 and appears as “meet you in the middle” or “let’s split the difference.” It sounds so fair but is so let”hal. The problem is that generations may pass but the strategy endures for taking more and more of what you have. This argument sometimes leads to your bankruptcy or to your daughter’s pregnancy. It often partners with “we did everything and now we have no choice.”

Teachers are special: Nooo. As one commentator noted, he had twelve teachers but only three were great. Teachers are generally average or below in their aptitude scores in math, science, and language. They are a protected union – much like psychologists – that claims special training as the basis for special treatment and special salaries.

We have no choices. Nooo. Cyberschool and charter schools give abundant choices for a meaningful education. And the field-workers of education – home-school mothers – generally produce results equal to or superior to those of your government school.

The teachers are so nice: They are doing things that are instinctive and done by grandmothers and aunts for the last 200,000 years. Of course they’re nice. Psychology and education courses both put human instincts into categories. You do still what always seemed “nice” but now you have a set of “reasons” and both professions often charge you whatever they can collect. Tests for aptitudes and personalities can now be given by computer…so can your daughter’s math lesson.

We have to teach social liberalism in order to save this country: Liberals endorse lectures as the tool for building cross-generational conformity.  Simply untrue. Students abandon the liberal biases of their teachers unless they already prefer such drivel through genetics and the environments that genetics causes them to choose. If you hatched a little liberal, he or she may well change later in life but not as a function of a teacher’s lecture.

Reference: Sowell, T. (2002) A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles. NY: Basic Books.

Abortions Funded in Corbett’s Budget

Thanks Mark Driver,



Bob Guzzardi: More $, More Misery

Yikes, this what happens when expenditures exceed revenues…. NO MORE MONEY and MISERY  Phila Tax Revenues but only $13 million in the bank. The Philadelphia budget is $3.6 BILLION    

For some very specific cost cutting ideas, see Brett Mandel’s Philadelphia Forward and Philadelphia Magazine

Conservative African American: “Debate Me!”

“Conservative Mychal Massie, chairman of the black leadership network Project 21, is calling on liberal African American leaders to back up their charges of racism against the Tea Party.

Massie has challenged the Rev. Al Sharpton, National Urban League President Marc Morial, and former D.C. Congressional Delegate Walter Fauntroy to a debate over the Tea Party’s alleged bigotry.

“With their divisive rhetoric, these men and those like them do incalculable harm to the cohesiveness of our communities. It is time they be held accountable,”

Black Love

Romance is the greatest topic in publishing. At my local Barnes and Noble there are seventy shelves of “look-and-hump” paperbacks for which readers who call males “sexist” pay good dollars for heroes who are sexist: they have big muscles and kill people.

(Underlying scam: the female lead is so magnificent that the hero becomes her servant and she can direct his nastiness against other people.)

I found one book only, by Beverly Taylor, with a black couple on the cover. There were no mixes…

But what the heck…the race mixture of the texts follows pretty closely the race mixture of the store’s customers….What would Jack Kemp do?

The Irish Still Evict their Politicians

Ireland‘s most dominant political party, Fianna Fáil, is on the road to a historic and devastating defeat in the republic’s general election.

“Just months after accepting an EU/IMF bailout, the government is likely to finish in fourth place behind a resurgent Labour party and a slew of independent candidates….”

Paul Ryan’s Roadmap for America

Thanks Lou,

Major Plan Components.
Health Care. The plan ensures universal access to affordable health insurance by restructuring the tax code, allowing all Americans to secure affordable health plans that best suits their needs, and shifting the ownership of health coverage away from the government and employers to individuals.

     – Provides a refundable tax credit – $2,300 for individuals and $5,700 for families – to purchase coverage in any State, and keep it with them if they move or change jobs.

     – Establishes transparency in health care price and quality data, so this critical information is readily available before an individual needs health services.

     – Modernizes Medicaid and strengthens the health care safety net by reforming high-risk pools, giving States maximum flexibility to tailor Medicaid programs to the specific needs of their populations. Allows Medicaid recipients to take part in the same variety of options by using the tax credit to purchase high-quality care.

Medicare. The Roadmap secures Medicare for current beneficiaries, while making common-sense reforms to keep it solvent for the long term.

     – Preserves the existing Medicare program for those 55 or older.

     – For those currently under 55 – as they become Medicare-eligible – creates a Medicare payment averaging $11,000 per year when fully phased in. Adjusts the payment for inflation, and pegs it to income, with low-income individuals receiving greater support. Provides risk adjustment, so those with greater medical needs receive a higher payment.

     – In addition to the Medicare payment, establishes and fully funds Medical Savings Accounts [MSAs] for low-income beneficiaries (to cover out-of-pocket costs), while continuing to allow all beneficiaries, regardless of income, to set up tax-free MSAs.

     – Makes Medicare permanently solvent, based on Congressional Budget Office [CBO] estimates and consultation with the Office of the Actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Social Security. The proposal saves and strengthens this important retirement program and makes it sustainable for the long term.

     – Preserves the existing Social Security program for those 55 or older.

     – Offers workers under 55 the option of investing over one third of their current Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts, similar to the Thrift Savings Plan available to Federal employees. Includes a property right so they can pass on these assets to their heirs, and a guarantee that individuals will not lose a dollar they contribute to their accounts, even after inflation.   

     – Makes the program permanently solvent, according to the CBO, by combining a more realistic measure of growth in Social Security’s initial benefits, with a gradual, modest increase in the retirement age, consistent with Americans’ improving lifespans.

▫ Tax Reform. This plan offers an alternative to today’s needlessly complex and inefficient tax code, providing the option of a simplified mechanism that better promotes and rewards work, saving, and investment.

     – Provides taxpayers a choice of how to pay their income taxes – through existing law, or through a highly simplified code that fits on a postcard with just two rates and virtually no special tax deductions, credits, or exclusions (except the health care tax credit).

     – Simplifies tax rates to 10 percent on income up to $100,000 for joint filers, and $50,000 for single filers; and 25 percent on taxable income above these amounts. Also includes a generous standard deduction and personal exemption (totaling $39,000 for a family of four).

     – Eliminates the alternative minimum tax [AMT].

     – Promotes saving by eliminating taxes on interest, capital gains, and dividends; also eliminates the death tax.

     – Replaces the corporate income tax – currently the second highest in the industrialized world – with a border-adjustable business consumption tax of 8.5 percent. This new rate is roughly half that of the rest of the industrialized world. 

Why ‘A Roadmap for America’s Future’ is Different. As mentioned above, the status quo is not sustainable. But Washington’s current leaders are making matters worse. The Roadmap is not simply a slimmer version of the “progressive” government expansion now prevailing in Washington; nor does it rely on vague bromides about “market-based incentives” or “public-private partnerships.” It is a complete legislative proposal consisting of specific policies backed up by sound, credible estimates of its fiscal and economic consequences.
Other key features of the plan:

▫ Comprehensiveness. Whether the issue is  health care, international competitiveness, or debt, piecemeal, incremental “fixes” will never match the magnitude, urgency, and interrelated nature of America’s greatest domestic challenges. This plan provides the comprehensive approach critical for achieving real, long-term solutions. 

▫ Backed Up By Numbers. It is a real plan, with real proposals, real numbers to back them up, and real legislation to implement it. Based on estimates provided by the CBO, this plan is projected to make the Social Security and Medicare programs permanently solvent. It will lift the growing debt burden on future generations, and hold Federal taxes to no higher than 19 percent of GDP.

▫ A True Alternative. This plan is based on a fundamentally different vision. It focuses government on its proper role; it restrains government spending, and thus limits the size of government itself; it rejuvenates the vibrant market economy that made America the envy of the world; and it restores an American character rooted in individual initiative, entrepreneurship, and opportunity – qualities that make each American’s pursuit of personal destiny a net contribution to the Nation’s common good as well. In short, it is built on the enduring truths from which America’s Founders established this great and exceptional Nation.” 


Felipe Calderon – Drug Cartels: “US Cooperation Notoriously Insufficient”

Tell Bunny….

“President Felipe Calderón said his administration’s war against drug cartels is impeded by  ‘notoriously insufficient’ cooperation from the U.S.

“I found cooperation in this [counter-narcotics] matter with both President Bush and President Obama, but obviously the cooperation ends up being notoriously insufficient,” said Calderón during a Feb. 22 exclusive interview with the Mexican newspaper El Universal.

“He continued, ‘What should Americans cooperate in? In reducing the consumption of drugs — they haven’t reduced that; and two, in stopping the flow of weapons, and they haven’t reduced that — instead they’ve increased it….’

According to Calderón, the ones suffering from a lack of cooperation are U.S. agencies: ‘We see that the DEA, CIA and ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] always have a policy of their own,’ said the Mexican president. ‘The truth is, they’re not coordinated and they rival one another.’”

James Antle, III, AmericanSpectator: Democrats’s Left Turn

Thanks Ted,

“DID THE DEMOCRATS LEARN ANYTHING from the midterm elections? It didn’t take long for the party’s congressional wing, at least, to reveal that the answer is “no.” House Democrats didn’t just retain ousted Speaker Nancy Pelosi as minority leader rather than turn to the more centrist Steny Hoyer. In the lame-duck session, the defeated Democrats also went on a political kamikaze mission with high-profile liberal votes on economic, social, and foreign policy issues.

“To be sure, the lame-duck Democrats weren’t as ambitious as many conservatives had feared during the summer months. There were no votes on a comprehensive immigration amnesty, card check for union organizing, or cap and trade. But there were miniature versions of some of this legislation: the House passed the limited DREAM Act amnesty only to watch it stall in the Senate. Congress repealed the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” compromise on gays in the military that sucked up so much political oxygen in the early Clinton administration. The Senate ratified the New START treaty over conservative objections….”

David Limbaugh, HumanEvents: Obama Not Just Above the Law; He Is the Law

Thanks Ted,

“President Obama’s brazenly calculated move to unilaterally abandon the federal Defense of Marriage Act showcases his attitude that he is above the law.

“DOMA defines marriage as “only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife” for purposes  of all federal laws, rules and regulations (Section 3). It specifies that no state shall be required to honor laws of other states that treat same-sex relationships as legal marriages — effectively carving out an exception to the Constitution’s full faith and credit clause…”

(Impeach. Remove.

NRO: Louis Wolcott Farrakhan Phone Home

“The Nation of Islam, long known for its promotion of black nationalism and self-reliance, now is calling attention to another core belief that perhaps isn’t so well-known: the existence of UFOs.

When thousands of followers gather in suburban Chicago this weekend for the group’s annual Saviours’ Day convention, one of the main events will include a panel of scientists discussing worldwide UFO sightings, which they claim are on the rise….”

Michelle Malkin, NRO: Leftist Rage

“…Yes, the Tea Party movement is responsible — for sending these liberal goons into an insane rage, that is. After enduring two years of false smears as sexist, racist, homophobic barbarians, it is grassroots conservatives and taxpayer advocates who have been ceaselessly subjected to rhetorical projectile vomit. It is Obama’s rank-and-file “community organizers” on the streets fomenting the hate against their political enemies. Not the other way around….”

Andy McCarthy, NRO: Modern Caliphate

“…Muslims are taught to think of themselves as a community, a single Muslim Nation. ‘I say let this land burn. I say let this land go up in smoke,’ Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini famously said of his own country in 1980, even as he consolidated his power there, even as he made Iran the point of his revolutionary spear. ‘We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah.’ Muslims were not interested in maintaining the Westphalian system of nation states. According to Khomeini, who was then regarded by East and West as Islam’s most consequential voice, any country, including his own, could be sacrificed in service of the doctrinal imperative that ‘Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.’

“Because of that doctrinal imperative, the caliphate retains its powerful allure for believers. “Nevertheless, though Islamists are on the march, it has somehow become fashionable to denigrate the notion that the global Islamic caliphate endures as a mainstream Islamic goal….”

RadioPrague: Czech Explosive Detector

“…The reason I’m here today is to look at a small device that is making a big change in the way security is handled in airports, by the police and in the theatre of war. The Explonix portable trace explosive sniffer and analyser is only the size of a brick, but it combines the work of several machines to detect hazardous liquids, sensitive radioactive agents, and explosive traces so slight, they may have been merely handled by a person hours or days before. In 2008, Explonix won the company the EUREKA research and development organisation’s prestigious Lynx award. Michal Zástěra works on research and development at RS Dynamics, and he’s going to show me how it works….”

Rush: Planned Parenthood Does What Klan Couldn’t

“You want to really stir things up, talk about who owns Planned Parenthood and where are these clinics being put? They’re being put in black neighborhoods. Who’s making money? Who’s profitting? Liberals! Leftists, obviously! Pro-abortion types. And who’s defending them? Someone tries to put a billboard up defending them, they get run out of town by Al Sharpton and the rest. My God, folks, this is, this is…well, this is intolerable…Well, I don’t know if we should go that far. Planned Parenthood, doing the job the Klan could never finish? Is that what you’re thinking?”

Soros Hired Obama Top Energy Aide

“Anonymous”: Middle East Hactivists

“Amidst the revolutionary turmoil of the Middle East, the shadowy online hacker group known as “Anonymous” has spread its influence. Government websites in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria, and Iran – as well as Zimbabwe and Italy — have been attacked and at times shutdown by the hacker group which claims it fights in its own way for freedom.

“Leading the way in this new age of digital warfare, Anonymous has described its members as vigilante defenders of free speech and opponents of censorship. Their primary method of attack is distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), which rapidly overloads websites with simultaneous requests, freezing or crashing computer servers.

“So who exactly are these hacktivists?…”

David Horowitz, JPost: Bernard Lewis – Muslim Brothers Comparable to Nazis

“Historian Bernard Lewis, 94, discussed the ongoing wave of anti-government protests across the Middle East in an interview published Friday in the Jerusalem Post.

Lewi expressed skepticism of the emergence of secular democracy in Egypt, and said that Western political systems may lead to disaster in Arab countries that have long been ruled by autocrats.

“I don’t know how one could get the impression that the Muslim Brotherhood is relatively benign unless you mean relatively as compared with the Nazi party,” Lewis said.

“In genuinely fair and free elections, [the Muslim parties] are very likely to win and I think that would be a disaster,” Lewis said of Egypt….”


More: Bernard Lewis

“Historian Bernard Lewis diagnoses the fundamental cause of the region-wide explosion of protest, and dismisses Western notions of a quick fix.

“Bernard Lewis, the renowned Islamic scholar, believes that at the root of the protests sweeping across our region is the Arab peoples’ widespread sense of injustice. “The sort of authoritarian, even dictatorial regimes, that rule most of the countries in the modern Islamic Middle East, are a modern creation,” he notes. “The pre-modern regimes were much more open, much more tolerant.”
“But Lewis regards a dash toward Western-style elections, far from representing a solution to the region’s difficulties, as constituting ‘a dangerous aggravation’ of the problem, and fears that radical Islamic movements would be best placed to exploit so misguided a move. A much better course, he says, would be to encourage the gradual development of local, self-governing institutions, in accordance with the Islamic tradition of ‘consultation.’

“Lewis also believes that it was no coincidence that the current unrest erupted first in Tunisia, the one Arab country, he notes, where women play a significant part in public life. The role of women in determining the future of the Arab world, he says, will be crucial….”

Caroline Glick, JPost: Playing Israel’s Good Hand

“Mubarak’s departure was a strategic victory for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and for its sister branch Hamas in Gaza.
“As part of his efforts to neutralize the threat the Muslim Brotherhood posed to his regime, Mubarak sealed off Gaza’s border with Egypt after Hamas seized power there in June 2007.
“The Gaza-Sinai border was breached during last month’s revolution. Since Mubarak’s forced resignation, the military junta now leading Egypt has failed to reseal it.
“The revolution in Egypt happened just after the PA was thrown into a state of disarray. Al- Jazeera’s exposure of PA documents indicating the leadership’s willingness to make minor compromises with Israel in the framework of a peace deal served to discredit Fatah leaders in the eyes of the Israel-hating Palestinian public.
“In the wake of the Al-Jazeera revelations, senior PA leaders escalated their anti-Israel and anti- American pronouncements. The PA’s chief negotiator Saeb Erekat was forced to resign.
“The shift in the regional power balance following Mubarak’s fall has caused Fatah leaders to view their ties to the US as a strategic liability….”

Texas: Anglos Are Done

“Two of every three Texas children are now non-Anglo and the trend line will become even more pronounced in the future, said Murdock, former U.S. Census Bureau director and now director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University.

“Today’s Texas population can be divided into two groups, he said. One is an old and aging Anglo and the other is young and minority. Between 2000 and 2040, the state’s public school enrollment will see a 15 percent decline in Anglo children while Hispanic children will make up a 213 percent increase, he said.

“The state’s largest county – Harris – will shed Anglos throughout the coming decades. By 2040, Harris County will have about 516, 000 fewer Anglos than lived in the Houston area in 2000, while the number of Hispanics will increase by 2.5 million during the same period, Murdock said. The projection assumes a net migration rate equal to one-half of 1990-2000….”

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