Archive for April, 2005
The liberals want to brainwash your children as early as possible. Liberal Massachusetts has a kindergarten program that teaches kids about homosexuals and “families” with 2 gay parents…
Sickening. The homosexuals will do anything to force their alternative (alternative to NORMAL) lifestyle down all of our throats…their new tactic is to start as early in a child’s life as possible, so the brainwashing will be totally set in by the time they become adults. Disgusting…
This is why liberals need to be stopped from their destruction of the family, traditional values, and this country as we know it…
In Concord, MA…David Parker simply wanted the school of his 5 year old (yes 5 YEAR OLD) to inform him and his wife if they were going to teach his young song about homosexuality and gay marriage and the like. He wanted to opt his son out of any discussion. Here, you can find a link to e-mails sent back and forth from Parker and the school about this issue. They basically refused his request for notification if they were teach his son about homosexuality. He demaned that he was the parent and he would not allow his son to be taught these topics.
The principal agreed to meet with Parker and when Parker went the school refused his request to actually be a parent. They wouldn’t allow his son to opt out of the homosexual lessons and wouldn’t notify him about such discussions that he didn’t want his son being a part of. He refused to leave the school until they agreed to allow his son to opt out and for the parents to be notified. They still refused this simple request, by which they refuse him his rights as a parent, so they called the police and he was arrested for trespassing.
All in the bogus name of diversity. Public education is dead. Liberals have taken over the public schools like they have taken over American universities, and it’s all disgusting beyond belief. In the US in 2005, a parent no longer has a right as to what his child is taught…a phony claim of diversity can be used to teach children as young as 5 about homosexual lifestyles, lifestyles that the great majority of Americans find offensive and disgusting. The parent has no rights in 2005 America. The liberals and their BS PC nonsense has taken hold and there’s very little most of us can do…there is ONE thing we can do, and it’s called private schools- schools which offer a better education, higher test scores, and a better overall approach to education in general.
The homosexuals do themselves no favors by forcing their agenda like this. It’s not long before Americans get sick and tired of this constant attack on traditional values and fight back. You can live your perverted lifestyle any way you want…but STOP FORCING that abnormal lifestyle on the rest of us. Americans will only take this assault on their values so long.
Michelle Malkin- “WHO’S IN A FAMILY?”
Hi. I’m Jennifer. I’m a complete moron. I was supposed to get married, but I suddenly got cold feet and decided to go across the country to have some time alone to think.
I didn’t tell anyone I was leaving, and my family thought I was kidnapped. The police were called and a massive search took place to find me or my body. Police resources were taken up. It all cost a lot of money. A lot of time was spent by a lot of people.
The national media picked up the story, and the entire country worried about my situation.
I called Police in New Mexico, and I told them how I was kidnapped by some unknown people who I think got scared and just decided it was best to let me go. I was taken in a van when I was jogging. It was so scary. My family was so scared, but now they’re happy I’m safe.
Police thought something was fishy.
I really was never kidnapped. I lied about all of it. I just got cold feet and made up the kidnapping story.
If this was my daughter. I would fucking strangle her. Don’t give me this bullshit that she has “issues”…she’s just a spoiled brat who had no respect for her husband-to-be, her family, or anyone else. She took precious police resources, and she cost everyone a lot of money.
I say- SCUMBAG, sick in the head or not…
I was thinking about the ABC series, EYES. The ratings aren’t spectacular, yet it’s gotten very high praise from the critics. It airs on Wednesday nights and has a lead in of Lost and Alias. That seems great for a brand new show…BUT, it’s up against Law and Order on NBC and CSI:NY on CBS. That’s trouble for any show, especially a brand new series that hasn’t been around but a month or so.
Now…NO series that ABC puts on will beat NBC or CBS in this timeslot on Wednesday nights, because too many viewers are going to stick to their favorites- one of the two series that have been around longer. Lost could do ABC’s best numbers, but in the distorted mind of the TV executive, the best numbers would only be good enough if the timeslot would beat out CBS and NBC. It’s probably already beating out Fox’s Wed 9 PM slot anyway. No series ABC puts in this slot will likely beat either long running show (or longer running, at least), because viewers already have their slots set for the shows they have been watching for a while now. People aren’t going to suddenly leave their favorite shows in droves no matter ABC puts on. Well, there’s ALMOST nothing they could put on that would change things. The chance that any show would change things is obscenely tiny.
So…ABC will probably NEVER get 1st place up against Law and Order and CSI. BUT…in their ever shrinking wisdom- ABC will likely cancel Eyes and replace it with yet another show that will coms in 3rd place. It’s like a dog chasing its tail. The likelihood of ABC finding a show that can beat two big brands like CSI and Law and Order is so tiny, they should probably just stick to a critically acclaimed show like Eyes, because? They would start to build a brand with Eyes…this sort of thing takes time. The current idea in TV is to give most shows 5 or 6 episodes, and if they aren’t dominating the other networks in the same timeslot, cancel them. Of course, that idea makes no sense, because one network ALWAYS has to come in last place each slot. NO network is going to win every single time slot, every single night…it’s just not possible. Even with the best shows you have ever seen, no network will dominate in any significant way really. Sure, CBS does so much better than the others sometimes and the same for NBC (ABC is just a loser network in general when it comes to overall ratings and competing against the others).
So…we know that any show that replaces Eyes will either. A. get the same numbers. or B. get lower numbers. This does nothing to help ABC, they neglect to build any type of brand loyalty with the viewers, and they piss off viewers who keep losing their favorite shows all the time. Ad rates cannot fluctuate THAT much for it to make THAT much of a difference to the network’s overall profit margin. It’s just not possible in general. Sure, some shows have higher rates than others, but guess what? Every show will have sponsorship, and that sponorship will always bring in millions for the network, no matter what crappy show they air. Why? There are SO many American TV viewers, that even a bad show will garner millions of viewers half the time. The numbers for Eyes…I think I saw that they had 6 million viewers one night. That’s not high in the scope of things, but not everyone is going to stay over from Lost and Alias, and ABC is silly to think they will. The only thing that would keep all 20 million+ viewers from Lost and Alias is if ABC started airing the ‘porno hour’ with all nude babes. Don’t hold your breath.
So, we’re left with a number of networks that refuse to build loyalty with so many possibly brands. They’ll continually switch things around, adding this show and dropping that one, pissing off this set of viewers and pleasing this set over here. The business model just does’t make sense, and their brand ultimately has to suffer. Even if it suffers from JUST the viewers of one particular show…you’re still talking about tens of millions of Americans who will eventually get to the point where they have no more patience for the mindgame the networks are playing with them. Why isn’t my favorite show on this week? Why is it preempted for some special that I’ve no interest in? Why is it suddenly on a different night? Why is it not airing anymore, yet the network doesn’t bother to tell me that it won’t be airing anymore?
None of it makes sense, and the only logical conclusion is– TV networks are run by monkeys sitting at computers and big fancy desks. Detached from what viewers actually want and WAY too obsessed over ratings numbers, which cannot be anywhere near accurate.
Speaking of ratings- I’ve never understood the concept of- hey, we have so and so million people participating in this ratings program, and therefore we say that this show got 20 million viewers! This entire theory is bogus. The ratings cannot be close to reality. Why? The ratings households don’t all use boxes that show what they’re watching. Some use personal TV diaries, which can easily be faked…people fake them all the time just to get the cash that the ratings people will send you for doing the diaries. Also- ratings can’t possibly take into account what people have Tivo’ed at any given time. Face it, a series could get a rating that claims a mere 3 million viewers, but in fact- 20 million others might Tivo it and watch it later. I don’t watch ANY show live, because I record all my shows to DVD and you can’t fast forward thru commercials when you watch it live, plus it’s easier to take the commercials out when you can forward thru them all. So, Neilsen ratings are bogus- they have to be…which is what the business model is based on, an obsession with the ratings for each show. Too many factors are neglected in the counting of these so-called ratings numbers, and too many unknowns exist for us to ever know how many people ever watch any show. If a TV is tuned to NBC all night, yet no one is home- does that count? If a TV is set to CBS all night, yet the person has the sound off, does that count? If a TV is set to ABC all night, but the viewer skips every commercial…doesn’t that defeat the purpose of ratings and ad rates that are set based on those ratings?
The networks need to join the 21st century with the rest of us. Their business models are too flawed to survive in any meaningful way. Which is why cable series have come about and they’re HUGE now. Cable gets it better- by reairing shows at different times, giving more shows a better chance of survival, etc. You just have to wonder what goes on in the mind of the average TV executive, and you have to wonder if they know all of this themselves, or if they’re still as clueless as they seem to be…
The ABC series Eyes has the coolest intro music…heck, the intro in general is cool.
I REALLY hope this show gets the full season order and they don’t cancel it without airing all the produced episodes. Better yet, since the show is smart, funny, and sleek- maybe ABC can do what needs to be done…reschedule it where it’s not up against Law and Order and CSI on Wednesday nights and give it the best chance possible of succeeding.
Can we just say Andrew Sullivan is maybe a bit out of it, once and for all?
I mean, REALLY.
The guy always said Kerry and Bush had no differences in fighting the war on terror or natl security in general…of course that’s nonsense. Kerry made it perfectly clear- US action would be limited by what the UN said we could and could not do, which clearly hinders the principal job of the president, which is national security. Not to mention, it goes against everything the Constitution tells us about protecting this nation. No other nation or world body will have rule or sway over our right to protect the homeland.
Bush dominated Kerry on matters of national security and the war in Iraq, consistently. That’s because, as we all know, the democratic party has become a weak party on defense. Like Carter (our worst president) and Bill Clinton (let’s bomb aspirin factories in the Sudan to take attention away from my pejury in regards to Jones and Lewinsky!), Kerry was obviously weak on defense. That’s why Kerry did that ridiculous salute at the DNConvention. I’m John Kerry, and I’m reporting for duty…what?! Come on! Laughable, even to many dems. Kerry’s weakness, rooted in his liberal mindset was even evident with his neverending mentions that, believe it or not- he was in Vietnam. Sure, he was only there for 3 months and put in for medals he probably didn’t deserve, shot video of himself to use later for senate campaigns, came home and lied about his fellow troops, wrote a book that attacked the US and the US military, and went to Paris to commit treason by meeting with the communist N. Vietnamese govt., but dag nabbit, he was there and he wants you to know it.
Even further, the list of blunders Kerry made in regards to his return from Vietnam and his treasonous trip to Paris shows him to be as weak as they come. A candidate who is strong on defense would have never held these values, and if he had at some point- he would have turned his back on them long ago. He didn’t. He never apologized for what he did when he came back from war. He still denies he was at meetings of radical peace hippies in the 70′s where they discussed killing senators who supported the war effort, even tho numerous eyewitnesses have come forward to say he was, in fact, at those meetings. All of this exposed Kerry as a weak on defense liberal who wouldn’t be able to fight the war on terror.
Finally, we have his flip-flopping on the Iraq issue. Kerry spoke out against Clinton when that president refused to take Iraq seriously, then when Bush did just that, Kerry flipped and attacked Bush, even tho Kerry himself voted in support of the war. We have to note, Kerry did try to deny he supported the war quickly after this, and claimed he was supporting the president’s right to “threaten force.”
So, that kills any argument that any reasonable person could say that Kerry and Bush took anywhere near the same route on defense issues.
Then, we have the fact that Sullivan can’t get off the gay issue. Yes, he’s gay, but that doesn’t mean that he should be obsessed with every single issue being a ‘gay issue.’ It isn’t, and I would say that he knows as much, but I don’t think he does. I think his mind is so warped, he truly believes that nearly every issue on earth is ultimately a gay issue in some manner.
Following this line of thinking, Sullivan declares that the war on terror and the Iraq war is somehow a gay issue as well. I didn’t even read the entire piece, but I have read elsewhere (and on Sullivan’s site itself) that Sullivan claims that the “right wing” (he’s a republican but attacks the ‘right wing’ ALL the time), is attacking gays and that they are ulitmately trying to steal away all gay rights. What are gay rights? I’ve no idea. Gays can do anything non-gays can do, outside of marry (which is perfectly fine, and that’s not limiting their so-called “gay” rights.) Also, in regards to gay marriage, the great majority of Americans are opposed to it and for the 11 or so states that had the issue on the ballot last year, didn’t every one of them vote to ban gay marriage? Even liberal Oregon voted down gay marriage…so that kills his argument of this being a right wing issue and that the right wing is out to get gays. It’s Americans, in general, who are opposed to gay marriage and so-called “gay rights” that go beyond what even other Americans have.
So, 2 main points of his piece are totally destroyed, which says what? He’s ignorant of the facts? He’s full of false rhetoric? Maybe…he’s unstable and slowly losing it? You can make that decision for yourself.
Then, you have the fact that he tries to link this so-called theocratic movement with the war in Iraq, and that these right-wing zealots (his opinion, not mine) are using the issue to push a religous agenda. Of course, that’s silly, and it’s a big stretch to even attempt to connect the two, but Sullivan does just that, while also claiming that this vast religious conspiracy is attempting to strip all rights away from gays, in a ploy to make sure everything in society conforms to a biblical viewpoint. (Anti-religious (read: anti-christian) hysteria…you’ve gotta love it.)
I have to say one last thing- what’s with sites (blogs mainly) asking for donations, having donation drives (what is this, PBS?) and the like? It’s an odd tactic. Ads on the sidebar to pay for bandwidth, I can understand, but constant linkings asking for donations and drives that raise tens of thousands of dollars…too weird for me.
Sullivan is, in my opinion, confused to the point of being unstable at best, and a complete hypocrite (or at least semi-hypocrite) at worst. He links himself to the republicans, yet always attacks the party. He says he believes this view and that, and that’s his philosophy, then he does a flip and takes the opposite (or nearly opposite) point of view. I don’t understand conservatives that even listen to this guy, and I really get confused by those who semi-worship him, as tho what he has to say is vital in any meaningful way. I don’t listen to anything he says, and with his hysterical point of view half the time, that’s probably a good thing.
Listen.com/Real released the new version of Real Rhapsody today, and boy is it awful…at least in comparison to the previous version, which will no longer work as I found out today. It kept saying there was an error connecting to the server, and real’s rhapsody info. on their site is sparse and pointless, it didn’t make it clear that a new version was available and this was the problem. I figured it out when I decided to uninstall and reinstall the software, and when it opened after installing, I nearly had a heart attack because the interface is now terribly screwed up and hard to navigate thru.
With the new version, instead of the music guide staying open on the right side and your personal library opening everything on the left hand side…it opens up your library on the right side, which means it won’t show you the music guide itself (which shows a cd cover, ALL the tracks on the cd, other cd’s from the artist to the left of center, and more.) The older view was better and easier to navigate…it was easier to find music from the same artist all in one handy area of the screen. Also, whenever you played a track before, you could hit a button that allowed you to see the album info. and all from real, but now you have to right click and click “view in music guide”- it was much quicker and easier the way it was.
The interface isn’t as attractive now either. It’s all blocky and it doesn’t seem as sleek and new as the older version did. It feels like I’m using an older version and I need to update, but this is, in fact, the newest version of the software.
The service itself is great- over 1 million tracks online, streamed in CD quality audio, and the songs download to a cache of sorts so you can easily go thru any number of songs, switch back and forth and have the entire song all ready- which means, you can click any song and go to another you listened to earlier and not have to wait for it to redownload itself to the cache, which also means you can skip right to the middle or end of a song if you want with no waiting.
I have found nearly every artist I would want to listen to…a few have been missing from their catalog, but even not-so-famous bands you wouldn’t expect to find are available.
The new version is nice in some regards. It has more info. on artists you might like if you like the one you have open at the current time. You can easily click the cd cover and go to the similar artists they list and listen to any of their music. Also, the radio (which I hardly use) mode shows you stations you might like based on what you recently listened to, which is nice, but like I said, I hardly ever use the radio function. I don’t see the point other than to play the radio mode when you’re busy doing something and don’t want to keep changing tracks, tho you can make your own custom playlists and have it repeat them all if you wanted, which is what I would do.
Another downside to the software itself is the fact that (with the previous version at least), you can browse different genres, but it only will list 100 artists in the genre in a certain mode, and each mode is similar to the point where they overlap, which gets confusing. Plus, some of the CD’s are clearly listed in the wrong genre…Star Wars soundtracks in the TV music genre?
I love the service, but I can’t stand the new software overall. I want the version I was using just find this morning, with the easier navigation and layout. They need to readd the button beneath the cd cover at top for each artist that allows you to show the info. in ‘music guide’ view, and they need to make it all less blocky and more sleek like it was.
Better yet, they need to have an area that allows you to customize all of this- how windows open, where each piece of info opens and when it does so, what buttons are present, etc. They have the old software, so I assume they could easily integrate all this customization into it. It’s not possible now tho, I checked.
In the end, of all the music services, this one seems to be the best. I’ve viewed screenshots of the others software, but haven’t tried any of them…Rhapsody’s catalog seems to be the biggest, with music from all of the 5 major labels…they seem to have an easier search process for finding a particular arist or related artists to discover new stuff, and the prices are the lowest from what I can tell. If you’re going to pick a service and can’t afford to test them all out, I’d recommend Rhapsody for the ease of use, the price, and the quality of the audio, size of the catalog, and the playlist/library setup which allows you to save all of your favorite artists, tracks, albums, etc.
Liberals haven’t taken over college campuses. Nope.
David Horowitz reports on his meeting with a certain left-wing professor.
Professor Jonathan Goldberg-Hiller of the University of Hawaii is a man who was inspired to teach by Italian communist, Antonio Gramsci, a man who worshipped the ways of Stalin (not to mention Stalin himself). A man who became a journalist and spent his life writing for the Socialist Party’s official newspaper. A man who helped start the communist party of Italy.
The communist party- ultimately responsible for more deaths than any other organization in world history. No big deal for a college professor who idolizes a man who followed such perverse ideology.
Clearly, this professor is out of his mind. So healthy for the students…it’s really very sad that American Universities have become overrun by communist lovers and terrorist supporters.
The hate-filled liberals at failing radio network Air America are under investigation by the Secret Service for airing a skit which featured an apparent gunshot warning to President Bush.
AIR AMERICA RADIO INVESTIGATED AFTER BUSH ‘GUNSHOTS’
An update from Drudge
The clip, talking about shooting President Bush aired on the Randi Rhodes Show. Rhodes, who I saw a bit of on that HBO film, Left Of the Dial (a documentary on Air America), is a complete hack as a radio personality, and she’s probably one of the most hate filled hosts on the network, laughed at this clip she played before the start of her show Monday night:
Announcer: “A spoiled child is telling us our Social Security isn’t safe anymore, so he is going to fix it for us. Well, here’s your answer, you ungrateful whelp: [audio sound of 4 gunshots being fired.] Just try it, you little bastard. [audio of gun being cocked].”
Sickening. I do have to thank Air America. They are partly responsible for the Bush win last year and the Republican domination of Congress. Americans are disgusted by this hate, and that disgusts is turning into support for the opposition. Like Aaron Brown from CNN, I say to Air America- keep it up! Your stupidity will hasten the death of your radio network, and will help conservatives push their agendas thru.
The whiny Aaron Brown of CNN went off on a tangent about Bill O’Reilly during a recent speech. The speech was about the media and covering the tsunami, so I’m not sure why on earth he went off topic to attack O’Reilly and Fox News in general…
I actually can’t find the quote from him via google news, but I did record some of Fox and Friends onto DVD a bit earlier where they discussed it and I will find the quote in a bit.
Brown attacked O’Reilly because of his reporting on the fact that Christ is being taken out of Christmas. Brown asked who the hell cares about this, and that it was only news to the viewers of Fox News (I should note that, in the ratings, he loses everynight to Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.)
Brown’s attack on Fox News viewers is a lame attempt at publicity to raise his sagging ratings. If you can’t beat ‘em, attack ‘em, I guess is his belief. He is clearly mistaken when he says that no one but Fox News viewers care about the outright assault on Christmas as well as Christianity in general…considering that at least 75%+ of Americans consider themselves Christian, I’d take a guess and say that tens of millions of people care, and tens of millions of people don’t watch Fox News at any given time. We can safely assume, with the number of Christians in the US, that the majority of Americans care about this story, and Brown has no idea what he’s talking about. Can someone say ‘bitter’?
O’Reilly reported on this last night as well, and he pointed out that Brown attacked Fox and said that the Christmas stuff wasn’t really news…but, O’Reilly noted that on last night’s show, Brown’s idea of news was- former hitmen now in the witness protection program. Because EVERYONE cares about that, of course.
It seems that many in the media have this Fox News jealousy. They have controlled the media so long with their liberal bias, and now Americans are tuning out and turning over to Fox, and they can’t stand it. Their ratings keep sinking, and Fox’s ratings keep going up. All of this should say something to the media elite- your time is up. Get over it and move on. These lame attacks won’t help your cause at all. This will hurt Brown- it has to. I know, personally, I will never watch his show again (I care about Christmas), and I guarantee you there are millions of other Americans out there who feel the same way. So, I guess I say- keep up the attacks Brown and others like you, you’re speeding up your demise.
In the US, if you’re convicted of any violent crime with a gun, you are forbidden from owning a gun after you get out of prison.
The US Supreme Court, in all their wisdom, has overturned a ruling in Pennsylvania of a man who was convicted of having a gun after being convicted of a crime with a gun in Japan…The court said that if you look at the law, when it says that a person convicted in “any court” of a violent crime with a gun, it only means any court in the US. It was the 5 liberals on the court that successfully pushed thru this ruling.
Be warned, violent criminals can now own guns, just as long as they were convicted of their crimes OUTSIDE of this country.
THIS is why Americans are disgusted by the judiciary. A cushy lifetime job where you can make all the absurd rules you want. What a deal!