Let’s get this straight…. A mentally disturbed man who passes not one, but two background checks and had ‘secret’ clearance goes on a shooting rampage within a ‘gun free’ building complex within a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the United States and what is Dear Leader’s first action? Issuing an Executive Order to strengthen gun laws, including expanding background checks to sales online and at gun shows.
Makes perfect sense, if you are trying to restrict law-abiding citizens from their right to bear arms.
Remember when Obama claimed he isn’t planning to take our Second Amendment rights away from the American People?
Today, it looks like Obama will use any excuse to do just that.
Since their goofy windmill and solar panels don’t really generate enough electricity in the first place, eco-fanatics are all about the bacteria fueled light-bulb, since it doesn’t require electricity:
A group of students at the University of Wisconsin have come up with a way for us to light up our houses without electricity. Called the Biobulb, the technology relies on living bacteria to provide illumination.
Discovery News reports that the Biobulb will include a genetically engineered species of E. coli bacteria, the kind living inside the intestines of humans and other animals. “Normally, these bacteria don’t glow in the dark, but researchers plan to introduce a loop of DNA to the microbes that will give them the genes for bioluminescence. The bacteria will glow like lightning bugs, jellyfish and bioluminescent plankton.”
“The Biobulb is essentially a closed ecosystem in a jar,” biochemistry major Michael Zaiken said in their Rockethub pitch. “It’s going to contain several different species of microorganisms, and each organism plays a role in the recycling of vital nutrients that each of the other microbes need to survive.”
What’s worse, breaking a bulb full of mercury or E.coli bacteria?
Here’s the requisite video pitch with all the earnest college kids explaining how a bulb full of glowing e.coli is going to save the world. Or something along those lines.
Here’s an idea… How about mining coal or extracting natural gas to generate electricity and stick with the old fashioned incandescent light-bulbs?
Saw this post over at Breitbart.com discussing Katy Perry’s vast social media reach swamps conservative voices in the world of pop culture:
But our only hope is in #3, because it would mean that somewhere buried beneath charts, graphs, and policy is the subconscious understanding that we are outmatched, outgunned, and very few on our side have any idea how to reach another human being.
If you don’t believe me, digest the following: Katy Perry has roughly 6 million more Twitter followers than Barack Obama.
Let me rephrase: a pop singer has 6 million more Twitter followers than the President of the United States. Wait, one more: the singer of “I Kissed a Girl” has 6 million more Twitter followers than the leader of the free world. Now ask yourself this question: do you think the singer of “I Kissed a Girl” understands the ramifications of Obamacare? Here’s the answer: it doesn’t matter.
Somewhere I’ve seen a similar analysis of Katy Perry’s vast social media reach… Oh, I remember, I read it here at MCT:
According to Talkers Magazine it would take the combined weekly radio audience of Rush Limbaugh (14 million), Sean Hannity (13.25 million) and Mark Levin (7.5 million) to approach Katy Perry’s nearly 37 million Twitter followers. and, what does Katy Perry broadcast to her 10′s of millions of followers?
No one expects Katy Perry to perform a Victor Davis Hanson level analysis of Dear Leader’s speech, but what she and others like her in the pop culture are doing is reinforcing the liberal doctrine in a very subtle way. Later when someone who pays scant attention to what’s going on around them except for Katy Perry’s twitter feed are confronted with facts such as Obama using the IRS to target conservative groups, they reflexively fall back to what Katy Perry (or any other ‘pop star’) said and think mean conservatives are ‘attacking’ that funny and nice Obama.
All kidding aside, this is a real problem that needs to somehow be addressed by conservatives if we ever hope to turn our country around
When you vote like a 3rd grader at home, you get third grade results in places like Syria.
Syria was not an issue that affected the U.S. national interest until Obama declared a red line. It escalated in importance at that point not because Syria is critical to the United States, but because the credibility of its stated limits are of vital importance. Obama’s problem is that the majority of the American people oppose military intervention, Congress is not fully behind an intervention and those now rooting the United States on are not bearing the bulk of the military burden — nor will they bear the criticism that will follow the inevitable civilian casualties, accidents and misdeeds that are part of war regardless of the purity of the intent.
The question therefore becomes what the United States and the new coalition of the willing will do if the red line has been crossed. The fantasy is that a series of airstrikes, destroying only chemical weapons, will be so perfectly executed that no one will be killed except those who deserve to die. But it is hard to distinguish a man’s soul from 10,000 feet. There will be deaths, and the United States will be blamed for them.
Of course, the whole mess in Syria (and at the IRS, NSA, Benghazi, our energy policy, debt ceiling *again* and on and on) doesn’t even register with the typical Obama / Democrat voter. They are still all a twitter over Miley Cyrus performing a lap dance @ the MTV Video Music Awards and could care less about the brewing mess in Syria.
It is not going smoothly for New Jersey’s other rock band:
Bon Jovi fans brace yourselves.
Guitarist Richie Sambora IS NOT returning to tour with Bon Jovi this year — he’s been fired from the tour, RumorFix has learned exclusively.
Sources close to the band tell us it’s all about money. We are told just like any DIVORCE, their differences are irreconcilable.
Richie, who has been a member of the band for 30 years, was making $2 million a month and 20 percent of the profits after each show. His replacement Philip ‘Phil X’ Xenidis is only making $10,000 a month.
Uber Liberal (and big time supporter of Dear Leader) Jon Bon Jovi want’s us taxpayers to pony up for every Liberal project under the sun. But, when the rubber meets the road, Bon Jovi is not exactly generous with his own money.
Oh, for the record, Phil X is a way better guitar player than Sambora….
Great take on the old ZZ Top classic.
Detroit’s supposed more conservative paper is almost cheering the increased use of SNAP cards (aka Food Stamps) at Michigan’s farmers markets:
A rising number of families are using their federal food benefits at farmers markets. As more markets accept such benefits, low-income individuals are getting greater access to healthier foods, says Amanda Shreve, a spokeswoman with the Michigan Farmers Market Association.
When the association started in 2006, only three markets in the state accepted the benefit payments, she said. This year, that number is 130.
Next comes circular thinking that passes for economic reasoning in today’s world…
That interest, combined with a surge in people receiving food assistance, means a new pool of potential customers for farmers. Many farmers markets are responding by adding equipment so they can accept electronic payments from recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or other food benefits.
“It’s opening up a world of access that has not been there before,” said Kathy Forzley, manager of the Oakland County Health Department.
“It’s a perfect match in terms of it has tremendous benefits for the families and it also provides a new customer base for our local farmers.”
Think about the above sentence for a moment. Taking money from one group of people (taxpayers) including the farmers participating at the markets and handing it over to the SNAP card holders so they can give it back to the farmers is creating new customers? Really? This is what the Detroit News considers creating a “new pool of potential customers for farmers?”
I wonder if the Detroit New writer who produced this propaganda piece ever stopped to consider what happens when Liberals run out of other people’s money?
Liberalism / Socialism doesn’t work. It doesn’t work in Detroit and it doesn’t work in Greece:
Germany’s central bank expects Greece to get a new bailout after the German election in September. In a report seen by SPIEGEL, it says the last aid payment was driven by ‘political pressures’ and calls Greece’s progress on reforms ‘hardly satisfactory.’
For most ordinary Greeks, the prospect of new bailout loans from Europe is as disconcerting as it is for Merkel’s election campaign. Most Greeks are convinced a haircut on government debt is both inevitable and welcome, but they are worried by what it might entail. “New loans or a debt haircut will simply mean new measures, new austerity and new hardships for the people. We have learned that lesson all too well by now,” says Ioanna Polyzou, a 23-year-old university graduate who is unemployed — like more than 60 percent of young Greeks.
Government handouts are like a drug to people. After time they would rather take a government handout rather than taking care of themselves. It’s really sad and worse, it promotes failure.
Take it away Dr. Sowell:
Amazing how we are still debating the same points over, and over.
Really, busy-bodies on the left are never happy. Never.
More bicycles were supposed to make Europe’s cities more livable. Instead, the popularity of two-wheeled travel is causing problems in some cities in Holland and Denmark, where traffic jams and parking shortages are common. Still, planners remain optimistic.
The bike path is completely full — in pairs or three abreast the cyclists roll past the stoplight at a snail’s pace. They pass by biker-to-biker for a good 80 seconds before the gaps between them finally start to widen. The scene at a Copenhagen intersection is captured in a YouTube video, which shows what can happen when a third of a city’s population travels every day by bike.
Urban planners in Denmark and Holland are well acquainted with problems like these. Cycling has been heavily promoted, and more and more people are taking to the pedal — but eventually cycling paths, bike racks and other parking areas have begun to run out of space. The bike boom — long seen as the universal solution to roads jammed with parked cars, dead inner cities and other urban maladies like noise, smog and lack of exercise — threatens to choke on its own success.
Yep, now that the nanny’s in Europe have people on bicycles ostensibly to reduce auto traffic, people are now complaining about bike traffic.
There are so many cyclists in Denmark they are now complaining about bicycle parking as well.
The city authorities may, in the future, remove bikes if they are crowding a parking lot, reports Danish media politiken.dk. This is after the Danish Parliament passed a motion in favour of the measure which kicks in next year.
The confiscated bikes will be put in a collection lot 300 meters away, for the sorry owner to come and pick it up.
This development follows from the growing problem of a large number of cycles being over-parked near crowded centers due to insufficient number of bike racks.
As pointed out previously here at MCT, people an the left really are a miserable lot.
A week before one of Michigan’s signature events, the Woodward Dream Cruise, several environmentalists are holding their ‘green’ cruise:
As fans of gas-guzzling classic cars prepare to cruise Woodward Avenue next week, a group of environmentally conscious individuals gathered Saturday in Ferndale to promote human-powered vehicles.
The Green Cruise returned to the city for the ninth year with a myriad of events for those more inclined to hop on a bike than to hop behind the wheel.
Sound like a very dry event. I bet they are trying to raise awareness for their cause. Environmentalists are always trying to raise ‘awareness’ of one issue or another.
The cruise was formed nine years ago when a Ferndale mother living near the route for the Woodward Dream Cruise organized some of the neighborhood children on their bikes and went for a ride. Her goal was to raise awareness for green transportation.
The article goes on to say that about fifty…. Only fifty cyclists are participating in the Green Cruise.
Aside from the fact that environmentalist are wrong about nearly everything, one big problem is they are not very much fun. If they are not haranguing people about the evils of excessive toilet paper use, trying to raise awareness about the plight of the spotted owls they are always worrying about peak oil, global warming, global cooling, population growth, or some other made up disaster that never happens. They really are a miserable bunch of people.
What would you rather do? Pedal a bike to ‘raise awareness’ of bicycles as a form of transportation (as if no one has ever ridden a bike before) or hang out watching awesome vintage cars listening to old time rock and roll music with thousands of your closest friends?
I know where I’d rather spend my time…
If you ever thought the left is just a little too eager and surprisingly ready to jump on any gun related tragedy as an excuse to make another call for gun control, you would be right.
The left has even gone as far as drafting a step by step manual explaining how to exploit public opinion during the aftermath of a gun related tragedy to advance their ant-gun agenda:
Democratic strategists have drafted a how-to manual on manipulating the public’s emotions toward gun control in the aftermath of a major shooting.
“A high-profile gun-violence incident temporarily draws more people into the conversation about gun violence,” asserts the guide. “We should rely on emotionally powerful language, feelings and images to bring home the terrible impact of gun violence.”
The 80-page document titled “Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Messaging,” also urges gun-control advocates use images of frightening-looking guns and shooting scenes to make their point.
“The most powerful time to communicate is when concern and emotions are running at their peak,” the guide insists. “The debate over gun violence in America is periodically punctuated by high-profile gun violence incidents including Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson, the Trayvon Martin killing, Aurora and Oak Creek. When an incident such as these attracts sustained media attention, it creates a unique climate for our communications efforts.”
Apparently, as President Obama’s former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”
The manual offers a step-by-step guide on how to stir up sympathy for victims, arrest the “moral authority” from opposing groups like the National Rifle Association and keep the debate emotional instead of allowing facts to interfere.
“Essentially it’s a how-to book on inciting a moral panic,” comments James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal.
The American left will sop at nothing to advance their cause.
H/T TS Report