Thursday, October 30, 2014

The MSM - An Inside Look From An Insider

For as long as long as I have been "in the media" (9/6/65), radio, TV or print , the charge of "bias", specifically "liberal bias", has bounced off the walls of control rooms, studios, management offices and conventions. Serious interviews from serious outlets never let the question pass. So when former CBS veteran reporter  Sharyl Attkission speaks - or writes an entire book about it - Stonewalled -  it is compelling content beyond newsworthy which is why you likely won't read/hear much about it...with the possible exception of Talk Radio. Hopefully, "her people" will respond positively to my invitation for a "chat"....

Here are some interesting reads you may have missed from the NY Post and ZeroHedge:

When the longtime CBS reporter asked for details about reinforcements sent to the Benghazi compound during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack, White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor replied, “I give up, Sharyl . . . I’ll work with more reasonable folks that follow up, I guess.” 

20-Year CBS News Veteran Details Massive Censorship And Propaganda In Mainstream Media


Often they dream up stories beforehand and turn the reporters into “casting agents,” told “we need to find someone who will say . . .” that a given policy is good or bad. “We’re asked to create a reality that fits their New York image of what they believe,” she writes.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Good idea!

Friend and prolific author L. Neil Smith comes up with some great ideas. Sadly, too many are impractical, unworkable, politically impossible or - like this one - slightly hypocritical to Libertarian principles.

Still...it's damn good idea! Maybe something good could be made from it.


A MATTER OF PRINCELY PULL

Years ago, I wrote an article called "Live As You Vote" in which I
suggested, for example, that only those who want higher taxes should
pay them, and only those who want sugary drinks forbidden should be
denied them. Those who oppose smoking, but don't have the _cojones_ to
quit and want to substitute the law for character will be forbidden to
buy tobacco products. Obviously, only gun control advocates should be
disarmed, which would result in confiscation of a surprising number of
guns.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Is Martial Law Imminent?

                                      


In a recent appearance (10/6) on CBS “60 Minutes”, FBI Director James Comey was asked about the 12 American citizens fighting alongside the ISIS(L) terrorists: “With American passports, how do you keep them from coming home and attacking the Homeland?” Comey’s response:”Ultimately, an American citizen – unless their passport’s revoked – is entitled to come back…so if someone who has fought with ISIS(L)  wants to come back…uh…we will track them very carefully.”

(FBI Agent sometime in the near future: “Sssshhh….we must be vewy quiet…we’re twacking AmericanswithpassportswhohavebeenfightinwithISISL Teworrorists!”)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Chaos


There is a law of inverse political thermodynamics. Above a certain threshold necessary to free a social system from chaos, over time the more energy expended to maintain order by a governing body, the less order there will be. Government efforts to promote order often cause disorder, and in extreme cases, chaos. If the spending of governments around the world is a proxy for the energy spent maintaining “order,” then never has so much been expended in pursuit of that elusive goal, to such little effect.

One would be hard-pressed to find a spot on the globe where order is not beating a full retreat. The Middle East and parts of Africa are engulfed in religious war, the ultimate chaos. Twice in the last thirteen years the US has tried militarily to impose its version of order and twice it has failed. Now it is trying a third time. Our goals are ill defined and contradictory and should we, by whatever definition we adopt, “win,” the political ordering we leave behind will no more lift our conquered territory from chaos than what was left behind in Afghanistan and Iraq. The energy, as measured in money and military force, required for the garrison states necessary to maintain a semblance of order in those two states was monumental, and a substantial portion of the American electorate was unwilling to expend it. Why should anyone expect things to be different this third time?

Government Always Lies

My friend, Monty Pelerin, focuses on the current and increasing state of desperation consuming the Logic Free Zone, Washington DC. This is solid analysis (complete with examples) which leads the reader (or should) to a better informed state of awareness of our national condition. To what Monty writes:

"Government always benefits from making conditions look better than they are." 

I offer its corollary: 

Government always benefits from making conditions look worse than they are.

Read the entire piece Government Always Lies

Read more on the immorality of Government at The Pragmatic Anarchist



Monday, October 6, 2014

The "WTF?" Moment

In a recent “newsletter”, one of many that crash-land in my InBox each day, were the following observations:

President Barack Obama said, in a speech at Northwestern University:
"I am not on the ballot this fall … But make no mistake: [My] policies are on the ballot - every single one of them."

The primary thrust of the newsletter was that this latest “Me My Mine” from the Narcissist-in-Chief was a big deal. Quoting a WaPo weekend piece from Dan Balz: "This is an election that is … very much about how people view President Obama."

Monday, September 22, 2014