Showing posts from June, 2013

New York City Mayor Bloomberg Draws Fire For Stating the Facts...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Libe rty -vs- Tyra nny Not really a fan of New York Mayor Bloomberg, but when you're right you're right, political correctness aside of course. Speaking the obvious truth is bound to get ya in hot water. The Mayor did just that recently and sure enough he drew plenty of fire. It is absolutely disgusting what the aspiring to power political class will stoop to. New York Post - Mayor Bloomberg claimed that people of color should be stopped and frisked more -- not less -- while whites are stopped too frequently. "I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little. It's exactly the reverse of what they say," Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show, in response to the City Council passing two bills aimed at reining in the controversial policing tactic. "I don't know where they went to school but they certainly didn't take a math course. Or a logic course.” The mayor was referring

Governor Rick Perry Sounding Like "Reverend" Rick Perry...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Lib erty -vs- Tyr anny Governor Rick Perry displaying once again his Fundie judgmental attitude as he essentially trashes his adversary, Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D). Whether the Gov realizes it or not his holier than thou attitude gains him more detractors than it does supporters. Well, other than the Fundies that populate the Bible thumping belt. Gov is only a few breaths removed from the fundamentalist Muslims. IMNHO. Here's the video of Reverend Gov delivering his judgment on Sen. Davis TPM - Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) responded to Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday, chiding him for using "small words" that tarnished Lone Star state values. Perry invoked Davis' experience as a teenage mother at the National Right to Life conference in Dallas Thursday, telling attendees that it was "unfortunate" that she "hasn't learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize

SCOTUS Rules Favorably On DOMA, Not Going Far Enough the Justices Tossed it Back To the States...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation U S A Libert y -vs- T yranny But in a move that is sure to deepen tension between the right wing and the House leadership, social conservatives are gearing up to reignite the fight in D.C. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.), speaking at a Tuesday meeting between reporters and conservative lawmakers, said he will file a constitutional amendment in Congress late this week to restore DOMA. Huelskamp said he will be joined by other conservatives. “My response to this [decision] will be later this week to file a federal marriage amendment,” he said. And so we see yet more republican bigotry and unwillingness to accept that which is ethically and morally right. While many who are fiscally conservative and socially libertarian had hoped reason would ultimately prevail in the republican party, and more specifically it's Fundie faction, such will not be. The full story from POLITICO ... Congressional Republican leaders are speaking with resounding u

Justices Say Law Doesn’t Require Child to Be Returned to Her Indian Father But Fails to Consider the Deeper Reality

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Liberty -vs- Tyranny Courtesy of Melanie Capobianco Veronica in 2011. She should not have been taken from her adoptive parents, the Supreme Court ruled. A child given up by her natural parents and placed in the home of of responsible white people (who were in the process of adopting her) was returned to the "father" (IE: the sperm donor dude) who had signed his rights as father away at birth, giving full legal rights to the child's mother. Subsequently the "mother" (IE: the egg donor women) gave up her rights and placed the child up for adoption. The "father", or sperm donor dude, upon hearing the mother, or egg donor women, had signed her rights away suddenly decided he wanted the child back. This of course without regard to the reality that the only family the child had known were the people (real parents) that were attempting to adopt her. Please read the following text. I

Supreme Court... Tougher Scrutiny of Affirmative Action Plans

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Lib e rty -vs- Tyr a nny A perfectly sensible and right decision by the SCOTUS... Even given the fairly obvious left bias throughout the article. USA TODAY - WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court drew new limits on colleges' use of affirmative action Monday, saying that although racial preferences remain constitutional, they are permissible only if schools can first show that there are "no workable race-neutral alternatives." The court's 7-1 decision, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, suggests that public schools can use affirmative action only as a last resort for creating a diverse student body, and raises the prospect that colleges will face a tougher burden of justifying them in the future. But the justices stopped short of issuing a broader decision either fully cementing or eliminating schools' ability to take account of an applicant's race. Kennedy wrote that public universities could adopt affirmative act

Jimmy Carter Getting One Right...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation U S A L iberty -vs- T yranny I am not a fan of Jimmy Carter, never have been. He was an inept president and he should, at least for the most part stick to what he does best. Humanitarian issues and his Habitat for Humanity. Having said the foregoing I must acknowledge when the man is right he is right. His recent remarks on the on religion, most specifically the position of the Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention, and Islam with respect to for equality of women is, IMNHO, spot on. Of course there will continue to be those on the far right that will choose to take Carter's remarks out of context and twist them for political purposes. Fortunately there are more people who can think than there are those who can't. TIME - Well, religion can be, and I think there’s a slow, very slow, move around the world to give women equal rights in the eyes of God. What has been the case for many centuries is that the great religions, the

Radical Islam, a Growing Worldwide Threat or Simply More Hype? You Be the Judge...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Libe rty -vs- Tyra nny Following is the text of an email that recently found it's way to the inbox of Rational Nation USA . After reading this many times over several days I finally determined to publish it. While many will disagree with the points made by Dr. Tanya, many others will agree. Certainly at the very least they are worth considering. History often repeats itself becaue good people decide to do nothing in the face of a growing threat of evil. A German's View on Islam: This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, and easy to understand. The author of this is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and respected psychiatrist. A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II. His family owned a number of large industries, as well as estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer

Growing the Dream, at Taxpayer's Expense...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Lib e rty -vs- Tyr a nny Perhaps this is the New Democratic Version of nation building? Hold on to your hats folks. Increased aid isn't far behind. As the deficit and national debt continues to grow. Republicans and Democrats differ how? Yahoo News - President Barack Obama makes the first extended trip to Africa of his presidency next week—but he won't be stopping in his ancestral homeland. Obama's weeklong trip—June 26-July 3—which he's taking with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Sasha and Malia, as well as with members of his economic and trade team, is to signal America's interest in trade, democracy and economic development in Africa. He will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. "We see Africa as one of the most important emerging regions in the world," deputy national security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call Friday. He added that the adm

Why the Conservatives Don't Stand a Chance...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA L iberty -vs- Tyrann y Perhaps the most tedious speech head of late. Rep. Louie Gohmert at perhaps his worst. Not that he has ever made a speech that has been noteworthy for its substance or even coherence for that matter.  Did anyone suffer through the entire ramble. If so did you come away with anything, and I mean anything of merit? What is amazing is conservatives actually elected this guy. Via: Memeorandum

Scandals and Surveillance Taking Their Toll on the Obama Adminstration...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Lib e rty -vs- Tyr a nny It was inevitable. Sooner or later the mounting scandal allegations, combined with the NSA surveillance program, would take their toll on the administration of President Obama. With his approval ratings in almost free fall it is apparent this has happened. Ultimately the President is held to account and deemed responsible for the inner workings of the government the people of the USA entrusted him to LEAD. CNN - President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than a year and a half, according to a new national poll. The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday morning comes as the White House has been reacting to controversies over a massive U.S. government surveillance program; the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of tea party and other conservative groups who applied for tax-exempt status; the ad

A Public Servant in the Best Sense of the Word, and Smart Governor...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Lib e rty -vs- Tyr a nny After Hurricane Sandy There are lots of reasons to like New Jersey Governor Christie. The following is just one of many... THE HILL - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) raised eyebrows among Republicans last year, when he heartily embraced President Obama in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which hit shore just days before the presidential election. On Friday, Christie doubled down on his bipartisan outreach, appearing with former President Bill Clinton at a seminar in Chicago for the Clinton Global Initiative. The appearance came while other top Republicans were gathering in Washington, D.C., for Ralph Reed's annual Faith and Freedom Coalition conference, an illustration of the basic tension facing the New Jersey governor: appeasing both voters in his traditionally Democratic home state while minding the dyed-in-the-wool conservatives who dominate the Republican nominating process. Clinton

Santorum Sounding REASONABLE...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Li berty -vs- Ty r anny Santorum said Republicans must talk to working-class people, not CEOs. | AP Photo Ex Senator and failed Republican Presidential candidate jockeying to capture the populist platform for 2016. I was brutal on Santorum the Fundie during the 2012 campaign. Having said this I must be fair and balanced. His recent remarks following are ones many can relate to an agree with. POLITICO - Rick Santorum ripped Mitt Romney’s campaign Thursday for mishandling President Barack Obama’s “you didn’t build that” gaffe last summer. The former Pennsylvania senator recalled all the business owners who spoke at the Republican National Convention. “One after another, they talked about the business they had built. But not a single—not a single —factory worker went out there,” Santorum told a few hundred conservative activists at an “after-hours session” of the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington. “Not a single ja

The Year of Scandals...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Li berty -vs- Tyran ny Yeah, it's true. 2013, the year of the great scandals. We have many. Just ask the "Golly Gee" folks. Feral government spying on its citizens. Quick, gotta stop that Marxist Commie Black President. You know, the dude that has managed to pretty much follow in the prior dudes footsteps. We won't talk about that. It doesn't fit the narrative. IRS, lefties using the powers of a questionably unconstitutional bureaucracy to target conservatives. Damn socialist commies. Plotting to bring American freedom and liberties to a screeching halt. Never been done before. Richard Milhaus Nixon, the author of the Watergate era. Targeting his lefty opponents. Using the IRS nonetheless. Benghazi. Four Americans dead because of inept leadership. Cover up by a nefarious and secret Muslim administration in the big house. Never happened before. 1952 - 2012 - 44 attacks on USA embassies or 1.18/year. 2009 - 2

Senator Rand Paul Front and Center In the Effort to Protect Our Privacy and Civil Liberties...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Lib erty -vs- Tyr a nny Big Brother Is Watching You by Petr Kratochvil Senator Rand Paul leading in the effort to protect the civil rights and the privacy of all American's. Like his father before him he is focused on the Constitutional limitations of the Federal Government and limiting its ability to snoop into our private affairs. There is no doubt but what the Classical Liberal thinkers and Founders of our nation are in agreement with the Senator. THE HILL - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said he would examine ways to block the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs before the Supreme Court. “I'm going to be seeing if I can challenge this at the Supreme Court level,” vowed Paul on “Fox News Sunday.” “I’m going to be asking all the internet providers and all of the phone companies: Ask your customers to join me in a class action lawsuit. If we get 10 million Americans saying we don’t want our phone records loo

Big Brother... Watching and... Listening... Thank you GWB for the Patriot Act and Homeland Security

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Lib e rty -vs- Ty ra nny We can thank the Patriot Act and the Department of Homeland Security (ie: GWB) for the current and nefarious acts by the NSA. However, what the hey, after all it's all in the name of giving up a bit of freedom in the name of a bit more security. I imagine good and wise Benjamin Franklin must be rolling over in his resting place right about now. POLITICO - Several lawmakers said they had not been briefed on the Obama administration’s classified programs to monitor cellphone and Internet traffic. That’s in direct contradiction to President Barack Obama’s assertion. The president said on Friday that “every member of Congress” has been briefed on the programs led by the National Security Administration. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a telephone interview late Friday that he learned about the two programs after requesting a briefing under “classified circumstances” following urging by Sen.

Insanity in Two Flavors...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Lib e rty -vs- Ty ra nny Speaking of INSANITY ... A judge on Tuesday accepted James' Holmes plea of not guilty by reason of insanity , setting the stage for a lengthy mental evaluation of the Colorado theater shooting suspect. Holmes is accused of opening fire in a packed Denver-area movie theater last summer, killing 12 people and injuring 70. He is charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder, and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. The mental evaluation could take months. { Read More } Sometimes it just seems to make more sense to clean out the defective gene pool. Or does it? You be the judge... Via: Memeorandum

The Enamored of ObamaCare and the Democratic Party Emerging 2014 Campain Srategy...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Libe rty -vs- Tyra n ny For sure the healthcare system in America has been in need of serious overhaul for sometime. One should give the President credit for tackling the system that is both expensive for those who's company does not provide health insurance. Which often results in many being uncovered due to the EXCEEDINGLY HIGH cost for private health insurance. Something I know a bit about having had to use COBRA coverage as my company continued on a ten year "rightsizing", which of course was in the name to remain competitive and thereby lose the fewest jobs possible. Net job loss over ten years; 1300 jobs. The wave of the future methinks. Back to the point of the post. Many are enamored of ObamaCare and have been sold on how it will improve, if not solve our present healthcare nightmare. However, the truth is ObamaCare while having some positive benefits . mostly for the lower economic strata also carries with it some

Senator Cruz on the IRS Scandal and the Need to Abolish...

by: Les Carpenter Rational Nation USA Li berty -vs- Tyr anny It ain't going anywhere... But the flat tax? An idea whose time should have come a long time ago. However, in the trenches of class warfare, where the evils of capitalism and rational self interest are the twin evils it is understandable why it hasn't. IMNHO anyway. Via: Memeorandum