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etc. - a little of this, a little of that - by Oliver Del Signore



Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

 

Could the signals from the Obama campaign be any more clear?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Barack Hussein Obama and his campaign advisers clearly thought long and hard about a slogan for the 2012 re-election campaign. What could they possibly come up with to replace the “Hope and Change” that was so effective in blinding so many Americans to his true nature back in 2008?

Apparently unable to come up with something new, they decided to go with a classic, one people like them used before, but it was such a long time ago, maybe they Hoped Americans really have Changed and wouldn’t notice where they got it from.

 

Now, check out this seventy-four second video, with a catchy tune from the middle of the last century, and pay attention to the translation. Vorwärts!

 

How fitting, how telling, that these modern-day socialists should decide on a single word, one with a clear, long-time association to their true political views.

They are so clearly announcing exactly who and what they are, what they believe, and what they intend for America should we give them the chance in November.

Or they’re really, really, REALLY stupid.

Which do you think it is?

And what do you think of Our Dear Leader’s new slogan?

 

Yes, Attorney General Holder, there is proof of why we need voter ID laws

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I imagine everyone reading this is aware of the controversy surrounding requiring IDs to vote, although I suspect most of you, like I, can’t figure out exactly why there is a controversy.

Dead people regularly return from the grave to vote, usually for Democrats, folks in nursing homes who can’t recognize their children manage to cast absentee ballots, usually for Democrats, and there are even cases of more folks voting in some places than there are registered voters.

But according to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, none of that means anything. “But there is no proof that our elections are marred by in-person voter fraud,” he claims.

Perhaps he’s confused, and thinks all elections are held on All Hallow’s Eve, when some believe the dead can be risen, evidently to secure office for left-leaning politicians.

Here is a video of someone from Project Veritas being offered Attorney General Holder’s ballot during a recent primary. Yes, as other videos have show, it really is that easy to commit voter fraud.

But of course, nobody actually does it, do they Attorney General Holder?

Watch the three minute video and then let us know what you think should be done.

ID’s to vote or not? Some other solution?

 

What will we do when everything is illegal?

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

How many laws do you break every day? None, you say. Think again. There are so many laws, rules, and regulations –80,000 new ones were passed by the feds just last year alone — that it seems impossible to do much of anything these days without running afoul of one of them.

A client sent me a link to this video of a TV report by John Stossel, perhaps the only network reporter who really gives a damn about America its citizens.

The show was titled Illegal Everything and touches on raw milk, lemonade stands, videotaping police, drugs, prostitution, and more.

I challenge you to watch it and point to one person who was victimized by police and the law and explain how it was justified.

The video runs forty-two minutes so grab a cup of coffee or a glass of whatever, settle back, and prepare to be outraged at what is being done to Americans all across the nation. Or, maybe you’ll think it all makes good sense.

Either way, please let us know when the video is done.

 

Do You Really Care About Your Kids?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

I’m turning today’s blog post over to my favorite talk show host, Michael Graham, from whom this post is shamelessly stolen in its entirety, and to Rep. Paul Ryan, who appears in the video at the end.

Our first grandchild will be born near the end of July. This is not what I want for him or his parents.

Is this what you want for those you love? If not, please share this post. Nothing is more important to the nation than the debt the current administration and congress continue to refuse to address.

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Paul Ryan Asks: Do You Even Care About Your Kids?

OK, that’s not exactly how he’s putting the question. He’s too politically smart for that. But the Republican leader on budget issues is going to put the question forward: Do we have enough Americans left who care more about their kids than themselves to actually do something about the fiscal screwjob our children are facing?

Here’s what that screwjob looks like:

These are President Obama’s own numbers. If we pass his 2013 budget, as proposed, our $16 trillion debt will become our $100 trillion debt. We will become Greece. On purpose. Because we choose to keep spending, to leave the impossible Medicare/Social Security/Public Pensions mess just like it is.

And that’s what the White House is proposing. They’re open about it, too:

After the Obama White House released its 2013 budget plan last month, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner went to testify before the House Budget Committee. He told the committee’s chairman, Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the following: “We’re not coming before you to say we have a definitive solution to that long-term [budget] problem. What we do know is we don’t like yours.”

Not only does Team Obama not have a plan (other than to make it worse), they’re running ads called “Medicare Madness” attacking Republicans for trying to save the system before it goes broke.

This is the fiscal equivalent of the Nazis and Japanese sweeping across France and the Pacifiic, and President Roosevelt saying “Well, I’M not going to do anything about it. I’m just going to attack whatever YOU suggest we do about it.”

Love him or hate him, Rep. Ryan is trying to do something. He’s made a serious budget proposal that changes the chart above into this:

From Rep. Ryan’s op-ed in the WSJ:

As shown in the nearby chart, our budget tackles this crisis head-on by cutting debt as a share of the economy by roughly 15% over the next decade, putting the nation’s finances on a path to balance, and paying off the debt. By contrast, the president’s budget pushes debt as a share of the economy even higher. In his budget’s own words, it allows the government’s fiscal position to “gradually deteriorate” after 2022….

It is rare in American politics to arrive at a moment in which the debate revolves around the fundamental nature of American democracy and the social contract. But that is where we are. And no two documents illustrate this choice of two futures better than the president’s budget and the one put forward by House Republicans.

The president’s budget gives more power to unelected bureaucrats, takes more from hard-working taxpayers to fuel the expansion of government, and commits our nation to a future of debt and decline.  The contrast with our budget couldn’t be clearer: We put our trust in citizens, not government.

Once again, you can hate Ryan’s plan and attack it all you want. But then, if you care at all—even the least bit—about your kids, you have to answer the question “So what’s YOUR plan?”

President Obama has announced he simply refuses to have a plan. The Democrat-controlled Senate hasn’t even passed a budget in more than 1,000 days!

So what do you say to your kids? “Sorry, but scaring Granny about Medicare was more important that dealing with the debt—have fun paying off that $100 trillion!”  Is that leadership?

Forget GOP vs. Democrat: Politicians who screw our kids like this, and refuse to even try and prevent it, don’t deserve to be re-elected. Period.

Watch this video. Make sure your friends and family see it. For me, this is the overwhelming issue of the 2012 election.

 

Would you shoot your daughter’s laptop for being disrespectful on Facebook?

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Gun-toting father shoots daughter’s laptop over Facebook post

A Facebook post went viral Wednesday after the father of a 15-year-old girl decided her online activity was disrespectful, but it’s bringing her a kind of fame she probably never imagined. Her punishment? Eight exploding, hollow-point rounds from a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, straight into her laptop.

The girl’s Facebook rant, which she never thought her dad would see? It began: “To my parents: I’m not your damn slave. It’s not my responsibility to clean up your shit.”

The father, who reads the post on camera, rattles off a modest list of chores he expects from his teenage daughter, calling her lazy, unmotivated, and ungrateful.

After explaining how disrespectful she was, he dished out some tough love: a shot-up laptop, no new computer until she can pay to replace the bullet-riddled one herself, and a bill for $8 — one buck for the cost of each bullet.

He said he wants all her friends to see the video — which he posted on his daughter’s Facebook wall — “so all those kids who thought it was cool to see how rebellious you were can see what happens.”

“Hope you’ve enjoyed your little fiasco on Facebook,” he said.

I’m not sure I would have reacted as did the father in the video, below, but then, my kids were not dumb enough to to be so disrespectful in such a public forum. They both did their  share of dumb things, of course, and there was much grumbling and groaning and frequent displays of teenage angst, but they knew where the line was drawn and did not cross it.

Too bad for her, this fellow’s daughter wasn’t that bright.

Please watch the eight-minute video of the father reading and reacting to what his daughter posted on her Facebook wall.

Then, let me know what you thought of his response, including the video and what he did to her laptop.

And what do you think the daughter might be thinking today?

 

Absolute proof why photo IDs should be required to vote

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Congratulations to this week’s Comment Contest winner — Gloria Meyer.

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Why are so many liberals and Democrats so vehemently opposed to states requiring government issued photo identification, like a driver’s license, in order to vote?

A still from the video below.

They claim it would present too much of a burden for minority citizens and would discourage them from voting. And they are correct!

Of course, they don’t mean minorities who are poor or black or brown. No, they mean the minority of voters who are dead, for requiring a dead person to show an ID when he or she shows up at the polls to vote would surely be an almost insurmountable burden.

What? Dead people can’t vote? I beg to differ. Dead people have been voting for generations.

Watch this video from conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe and his organization, Project Veritas, shot during this week’s primary election in New Hampshire, a state that does not require photo identification to vote.

The video runs for ten minutes, but you’ll get the idea pretty quickly.

If you watched the whole thing, you saw a couple of guys repeatedly asking if someone’s name was on the voter list and being handed ballots. Even when they offered to get ID, the poll workers told them it wasn’t necessary.

Those guys could have voted many times in that election. They did not, of course, using the excuse they wanted to show their ID that was in their car to leave the polling place. But if they had been trying to game the system, they could have done so repeatedly.

I most enjoyed the poll worker at the end who was explaining how the state scours death notices and removes the dead from the voter rolls, though he does qualify his declarations.

Because of the video, the New Hampshire Attorney General has launched a probe according to this story from the Manchester Union Leader.

In the news article, Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas and  Nashua City Clerk Paul Bergeron are quoted as calling for the arrest of “people who pull stunts like this.” One has to wonder why they are not thankful someone exposed the Mount Washington-sized hole in their election procedures. One might also wonder if dead people had been voting in past elections in their towns. And for whom.

I’ve looked at this from every angle I can think of and the only reason I can come up with for opposing photo identification to vote is voter fraud — other people voting in place of the dead and invalid.

What did you think of the video and the news story?

Should the investigators be arrested?

And what does it mean to you that only Democrats seem to be opposed to requiring photo IDs to vote?

 

Happy New Year’s Eve – Five short videos I enjoyed

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Yes, I’m taking the weekend off again. Two in a row!

I enjoyed these videos and hope you will, too.

Happy New Year’s Eve!

 

How to tell a joke (Buddy Hackett) 3:19

Hackett always gave it his all, as you’ll see.

Divine Comedy – New Years Resolutions 2:45

Listen closely as the sound is not the greatest

Girl with a funny talent 0:36

But can she wiggle her ears?

Hermione / Emma Watson Charcoal drawing – thePortraitart 2:40

I have no talent at all for drawing, which is why I found this one fascinating.

What Are You Doing New Years Eve? by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt 2:15

Sometimes, the unprofessional renditions are the best.

 

Bits and pieces

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Congratulations to this week’s Comment Contest winner — Asatrur.

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I found the following on page two of an opinion piece, Don’t Extend The Ill-Conceived, Evil Payroll Tax Cut, on the Forbes website.

It pretty much sums it all up, doesn’t it?

America has a two-party system.  We have a Stupid Party (the Republicans) and an Evil Party (the Democrats).  Every so often Congress does something that is both stupid and evil, and we call this “bipartisanship”.

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I’ve often lamented the commercialization of Christmas, but I’m rethinking things after reading Jeff Jacoby’s latest column:

The gift of giving

OF ALL THE RITUALS that mark this season, none is more misguided than the complaints about how crass and mercenary the holidays have become.

The laments begin early in November, when Santa starts showing up in TV commercials. They surge during the hyperactive shopping weekend that follows Thanksgiving. By the time Christmas (and Chanukah) are actually at hand, you’d have to be in a persistent vegetative state not to hear all the scolding about how the “reason for the season” has been lost amid the buy-one-get-one sales and the over-elaborate mall displays.

Even Pope Benedict joined the chorus this year. In the homily he delivered on Christmas Eve, he deplored “the superficial glitter” of the season, urging the faithful not to confuse the “commercial celebration” Christmas has become with its “true joy and true light.”

I wouldn’t presume to argue with the pope about the religious significance of Christmas, and I will readily acknowledge that the holiday shopping season can certainly be stressful, expensive, and more than a little materialistic. Nonetheless, as a measure of cultural and communal health, I can’t help seeing this yearly impulse to shower friends and family with presents as one of our society’s most endearing and heartening traits.

Click Here to read the rest of the column.

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Are your kids approaching college age? Have they arrived? Take a look at this short video before you decide to send them.

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If you harbor any doubts that United States Marines are damn tough guys…

‘Don’t worry kids, I’ll be fine': Marine shot three times in street robbery survives…by plugging bullet holes with his fingers

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I don’t often go to the theater, but when I do, I expect to be able to enjoy the performance without being distracted by those seated around me.

Apparently, it’s becoming so common for people to be tweeting during performances that theaters are starting to set aside “tweet seats” for the vainglorious who believe their self-styled bon mots more important than the efforts of the performers.

I can only hope the tweeting section will be the last row or two. Of the third balcony. After all, why waste good seats on folks who can’t be bothered to pay attention to the whole performance.

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Did any of those items push any of your buttons?

If so, let me know with a comment or two.

 

Yet another attempt to wussify our kids

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Congratulations to this week’s Comment Contest winner — Shanethenurse.

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Imagine, for a moment, life without disappointment; where everything goes your way all day, every day; where you win every game, ace every test, and get invited to every party. Isn’t that a nice fantasy?

Okay, now back to reality, where life is full of disappointment, from the day you are born to the moment you learn tomorrow won’t be another day, for you.

Given that reality, why would anyone want to shelter kids from feeling disappointed, from learning things don’t always go their way, that they won’t always win, ace the test, or get invited to every party? I can’t think of any valid reason, but it appears some school officials in Newton, Massachusetts, the city that helped inflict Barney Frank on the nation for over thirty years, believe coddling kids to be vital.

Here is the text of a letter that was sent to the parents of students.

Student Attire – Weekend Celebrations
Dear Oak Hill Families,

At Oak Hill and other Newton Middle Schools, we are experiencing a trend that has resulted in some students sharing with me that they feel excluded. I am writing to you to share an experience that some students have shared with me.

On many Monday mornings, students stream into the building, and other students begin to notice that they are not among a particular group. There is a group (or groups) of students who are wearing the same colorful article of clothing – a t-shirt, sweatshirt, sweatpants or leggings. Upon closer inspection, you can see the name of a student clearly labeled on the clothing honoring a celebration that took place over the weekend. While the students wearing the labeled clothing are all chatting excitedly about their weekend experiences, the students who aren’t wearing the clothing tend to walk by, trying not to take notice while being reminded that they were not included in the festivities.

As educators we are concerned about the unintentional messages that are conveyed when groups of students wear the same celebratory clothing from weekend events. In order to reinforce practices that promote inclusion and community, we respectfully ask that:

* Your children refrain from wearing clothing to school that identifies a weekend celebration marked with a student name.

* We encourage you to have a conversation with your child about this trend and how it may make others feel who may have been excluded from participating in the event. Explore the idea of being inclusive and how one can resist the urge to wear the clothing right after the celebration as it make students who aren’t included feel left out.

This will assist us in fostering a whole community spirit focused on education at Oak Hill. We appreciate your understanding and sensitivity to this issue. If you have questions or comments, please address these to the School Council…

Thank you,

Oak Hill School Council Members

First — note in the beginning paragraph, the second sentence begins with “I am writing to you” while the letter is signed by the “Council Members” plural. That suggests to me that some council member’s little twinkie didn’t get invited to something so he or she could wear the t-shirt like the other kids so mommy or daddy decided  if their little precious felt bad, everyone else has to suffer.

That kind of attitude has been informing politics here in The People’s Republic for many decades, as it has in other states and in the Federal behemoth.

Their minds appear to work like this:

* If everyone can’t [whatever], then no one can [whatever]

* If some people feel bad because other people [whatever], the other people have to stop.

The video, below, is a short news report on the subject. I was heartened to hear the conclusions of the two interviewed citizens.

After you watch the two-minute video, please share your thoughts on this latest attempt to wussify our children.

 

Is it me, or has the Obama campaign moved from fishy to scary to downright menacing? Also, funny kids video.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Is it me, or has the Obama campaign moved from fishy to scary to downright menacing?

Some of you may recall “fishy@whitehouse.gov,” the Obama cabal’s first attempt to get Americans to spy on their neighbors and friends by encouraging them to “report” anti-Obama email and websites.

Then they decided to go after folks who publicly criticize or say unkind things about Our Dear Leader with their #AttackWatch on Twitter campaign.

Now, The Smartest President Ever® and his water-carriers want you to help them re-educate all the nasty Republicans and, presumably, other wrong-thinking folks who oppose him by sending him their email addresses.

Obama Campaign Collecting GOP Emails

The Obama presidential campaign is launching an effort to collect Republican email addresses by inviting its supporters to submit information about their Republican associates to the Obama 2012 website.

The effort could help the Obama campaign build a database that would enable it to target Republican voters during the general election campaign. But, more perniciously, it could also become part of an Democratic effort to influence Republican primary voters to select a candidate Democrats think Obama could most easily defeat.

The Democratic National Committee last month released a video that seemed designed to damage Mitt Romney, the GOP candidate feared most by the Obama campaign.

The Obama information collection effort is cast under the mischievous guise of asking Obama supporters to “have a little fun at the expense of a Republican in your life” by signing them up to get an email from the Obama campaign ribbing them for having “inspired” the Obama supporter to donate.

The result, however, is that the Obama campaign gets a new trove of Republican email addresses that it could never have collected through voluntary submissions.

Click Here to read the rest of the story.

Has there ever before been an American President with the unmitigated effrontery to do anything like this? Even Richard Nixon, with his famous “Enemies List” would not have dreamed of asking Americans to rat out their neighbors the way Obama and his henchmen have been doing, and getting away with, thanks to their lapdogs in the media.

Isn’t this “report your neighbor” stuff the kind of thing that used to happen in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia and may still happen today in places like North Korea?

Is this really the kind of government, and the kinds of people running it, that America wants?

Is it what you want?

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On the lighter side, a friend sent me the link to this video.

I have to admit, I thought it funny even as I cringed at what some parents would put their kids through for a joke. You’ll know the ones I mean.

Enjoy.

 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 
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