Saturday, November 22, 2008
I try to visualize Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Sometimes I see her hitting a home run as she really is able to discuss and resolve important international issues, and then other times I see her role as being completely dependent on how the media decides to play it, and how the Barack Obama team decides to toy with her.
Yeah, Hillary Clinton could do both jobs at the same time (although I presume it's not legal), but if she had to choose one....
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The Brilliance of Sarah Palin's Turkey Interview is once again Attacked by MSNBC, to the glee of their Gullible Minions.
Palin's interview at the Turkey Processing Plant was an uncomfortably beautiful thing to observe. If it made you uncomfortable to see Sarah Palin going on in a pleasant manner in the foreground while in the background Turkeys are being killed, the point is, YOU SHOULD FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE, and, IT IS REALITY.
According to MSNBC, it is Sarah Palin who was the fool, who didn't know better, and just let herself be videotaped with the background as it was. What MSNBC is in denial about is that this interview forces us to look at ourselves.
This is who we are. Can someone explain why it is "acceptable" to sit around the Thanksgiving dinner table, eating turkey, while talking about our social calendar? How is that any different than what Sarah Palin did?
At least Sarah Palin was showing it like it is, this is a part of our economy. Palin's immersion into her environment so that the entire scene MUST be viewed as inseparable, is the mark of a true artist. Is MSNBC's position that Sarah Palin is a fool for wanting to show everybody the truth about what goes on in a Turkey processing plant?
If it makes you uncomfortable to see Turkeys being killed in the background, don't allow MSNBC to manipulate your feelings into somehow thinking it's Sarah Palin who is to blame. There is no blame, the story here is society kill animals and eats them, to try and spin that message into this being about Sarah Palin is to insult the death of those animals.
Somebody in the animal movement once said to me, "If people didn't eat all of these turkeys, the turkeys would never be raised and they wouldn't exist at all in the first place". They were just pointing out the irony that if people didn't eat so much turkey for Thanksgiving, those Turkeys would never exist at all. Even though they abhorred Thanksgiving, they realized that without Thanksgiving, 70 million turkeys might never have lived at all.
How can one accurately judge how barbaric it is to create animal life for the purpose of food consumption when the alternative is to not create that animal life at all, especially if the animals are treated respectfully while they live?
I'm thinking Hillary Clinton should stay in the Senate, cultivate her connections, and be there to support Barack if it makes sense to do so. If Barack and his cronies don't get the job done, it's a win win for the democratic party as the democratic party can move in a new direction if necessary.
I kind of like the idea of Hillary Clinton being there as a link to the Republican party to make sure they are represented in certain situations where the democratic congress might just want to ram through their own legislation, their own way. By the way, if Bill Clinton agrees to divulge his connections to Barack Obama's administration as a compromise to Hillary Clinton being secretary of state, then the reciprocal thing to do would be to never contact these sources without going through Bill Clinton or Bill Clinton's foundation. Fair is fair.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Those Friends, Family, and Acquaintances that didn't understand, now you can send them this DailyPUMA link.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
In the year of Barack Obama, Lynette Long tells of an experience in which three restaurant hoodlums held onto two extra seats that they did not need, thus denying Lynette's own group a chance to use the seats for dining. When one of Lynette's friends tried to resolve the matter, she was met with indifference from the restaurant staff.
A drink of water poured onto the head of one of the restaurant hoodlums resulted in a beating and a dragging of Lynette's friend. Restaurant patrons had to intervene and the three hoodlums ran out of the place.
So, what is the lesson? As things stand right now, the lesson is, if three male hoodlums hold onto to two extra seats in a restaurant that they don't need, don't you dare challenge them for the chairs, even if they don't need them and you do.
I am encouraging Lynette to name the restaurant.
(New information provided by Lynette follows immediately).
I have gotten many requests from readers and friends to out the restaurant. My hesitancy is it is a small woman owned business. I have met the owner at several events in town and I assure you she was not there Friday night. If she was this would not have happened. I will call her Monday morning and personally discuss the events with her. I appreciate everyones concern and I am personally still processing the event. I have seldom seen such a random and aggressive act of violence two feet from me. I am becoming more and more convinced that the lack of safety for women in this country is underestimated. Why can't I walk down a dark street alone? Why do I have to silence myself because I am the smaller sex? Why is it a crime to "lynch" a dummy of Obama but not a crime to "lynch" a dummy of Sara Palin? Hate crimes are perpetrated against women every minute of the day. Isn't it time we say enough?
(end of Lynette's new article).
(original article continued)
This would allow other PUMA members who live in the area a chance to visit the restaurant and peacefully protest the behavior of the three restaurant hoodlums. Visit the restaurant, get a table, but do not buy anything. Politely explain upon leaving why you are leaving, and most importantly, don't drop any change in the restaurant.
Use the restaurant for you convenience and your convenience only, the way that the three hoodlums did.
I also would encourage the taking of pictures of the damage done to the friend's face by the hoodlum. Funny how in the year of Barack Obama it looks like the back of the bus is just as busy as ever. (end of article before additional information from Lynette Long was available.)
The additional information provided by Lynnette Long puts a somewhat different spin on things. However, I am torn as to how much difference it should make when it comes to who actually owns the restaurant. The ultimate result was still an unacceptable one.
Rachel Maddow managed to pull out a very infrequent gem among most of her news turds the other night. Maddow pointed out that Sarah Palin and Rick Davis both thought the Katie Couric interview was going to be a soft interview. Perhaps a girlfriends being girlfriends kind of a thing?
If women expect better treatment from men, for how long should women expect preferential treatment from other women? Is the woman owner financially benefiting from the type of treatment that Lynnette Long's friend was exposed to? If a male worker does not feel comfortable coming to the aid of a woman customer in a restaurant owned by a woman, isn't it possible that that disrespect is going on in other ways as well? Is giving the women owner the benefit of the doubt a form of coddling her and in the process keeping her weaker? Just asking.
It was suggested on another blog that the three hoodlums were holding the chairs just in case some woman came in that they were interested in. If that is true, then maybe the owner looks the other way because it keeps her business busy and thriving.
If a future meeting happens between Lynette and the owner of the restaurant, I would recommend that the employees who were present at the original confrontation also be there. It is important for the owner and Lynette to gauge if any regret is visible among the employees who were there.
If this story had been covered by the mainstream media, it would be a lot bigger deal. Remember that before this incident is forgotten.
Friday, November 14, 2008
If Hillary Clinton ends up as Barack Obama's Secretary of State, PUMA's will still be needed in increasing numbers to make sure that we can vanguards truth. Events unfold on a daily basis in which MSNBC continues to comment, mold, and manufacture the news rather than just report the news, DailyPUMA and the bloggers on it should be treasured by those who see through MSNBC and their allies.
One way to determine if newscraping is legitimate or not involves examining how internet news is created in the first place. Most internet news is created via advertiser based funding, access, and capable reporting. The moment anyone of those three elements are removed, we have what the established news media would consider news scrapings.
Take away funding, and suddenly access or capable reporting can dry up. Take away access, and suddenly any amount of money and a capable reporter will no longer result in a news story, but newscraping. Take away a capable reporter, and once again money and access really don't mean much.
Recently, there were reports of three journalists not being allowed on Barack Obamas plane because of prior articles they had written. If this is true, than it pretty much means that journalists have to compromise their writing to ensure continued access for their "stories".
Those who may thumb their nose at newscrapers must themselves toe the line and COMPLY to terms we know nothing about, or risk losing access. If "legitimate" news organizations are obediently following guidelines so they don't risk losing access, then their reports are severely biased AND MUST BE SCRUTINIZED BY OTHERS.
Newscraping expands the reach of the original story, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, and secondly, the discussion of the original article allows for an alternative perspective to be attached, one in which the writer feels free to write what they think without fear of being left off the plane.
Youtube may be the biggest scraper of all, and all the entities that at one time were suing them, are now learning to work with Youtube. I believe that that is the logical next step for the newspaper community and the newscraping community, including PUMAs.
The day the first bailout bill was to be voted on by Congress, MSNBC's position was that the bailout bill was just supposed to pass. Instead of objectively reporting about the bailout bill congressional vote, MSNBC openly lobbied that the bailout bill WAS SUPPOSED to PASS or there would be catastrophic consequences.
When the first Bailout Bill vote failed, MSNBC accused John McCain of not being able to deliver any votes towards the PASSAGE of the first vote on the bailout bill. This despite the fact that americans were calling in 20-1 AGAINST the Bailout Bill. MSNBC was tell dictating how John McCain should vote or risk being ridiculed on air!
When the second bailout bill passed, MSNBC portrayed Barack Obama as scholarly and intelligent and "working the phones" behind the scenes for its passage.
At one point, MSNBC promoted a ridiculously unscientific hastily put together automated phone poll that showed an overwhelming amount of americans felt the candidates should debate and NOT use the bailout bill as an excuse to cancel the first debate. MSNBC flogged this quickie phone poll over John McCain's head as "proof" that John McCain was afraid to debate Barack Obama when the public wanted it.
Based on John McCain's statement that McCain wanted to cancel the first debate and go to Washington and deal with the bailout bill, MSNBC set up John McCain to be mercilessly flogged no matter what McCain did next. When John McCain acquiesced to the MSNBC led pressure to not cancel the first debate, McCain was then accused by MSNBC of being a flip flopper for going to the first debate!
Ed Rendell and a few other top democratic officials created the same talking points that John McCain's "flip flopping" proved he couldn't run the country. It was as if MSNBC and company had shared a Destroy John McCain playbook and were reciting the same lines.
Now its 7 weeks later, and I witness Rachel Maddow on her show last night "incensed" that the bailout bill was rushed. YOU RUSHED IT! YOU, Olbermann, Matthews, Schuster, Contessa Brewer, ALL OF YOU RUSHED the PASSAGE of the BAILOUT BILL DURING YOUR BROADCASTS and USED IT AS A POLITICAL COMMENTARY TOOL against John McCain.
On practically a daily basis, I believe Maddow, Olbermann, Matthews, Schuster, Gregory, and Brewer blur the line between political COMMENTARY and NEWS reporting, I call it SPEWS.
MSNBC perpetually spews forth their commentary blather while masquerading it as news.
Until there is a big fat COMMENTARY splattered on the television screen for most of MSNBC's daily broadcast, MSNBC will continue to browbeat Women Politicians and anyone who is not for Barack Obama, while pretending they are just reporting the news.
I believe it is going to take intelligent filings with the FCC to reign MSNBC in.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
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John Ziegler on the VIEW talks about his soon to be released 2008 Election Documentary.
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EVERYDAY I CLICK ON THE IMAGE AND HOPE THAT ONAKALIMA'S VIDEO IS BACK UP, AND EVERY DAY IT IS NOT.
"Thank you for writing to me. I am in the middle of moving, but was getting ready to write to you for help. I received an email that stated that my video had been removed for violating the community guidelines. I looked to the guidelines and couldn't see any I had violated. HELP! We had gotten up to nearly 7,000 views and now we have to start from scratch. I was starting to receive a lot of hate-oriented comments about being a "communist dyke" and stuff like that--what do you think??"
DailyPUMA thinks the PUMA community needs to contact YouTube. Suggestions for the best avenue to do this would be greatly appreciated. What is worse than images depicting violence against woman? Striking down a message about Violence against Woman. Shame on you YouTube for not having more common sense.PLEASE FAX YouTUBE at 1-650-253-0001 and ask that OnaKalima's "Burn it Down" video be reinstated.
Warning: This Video may Cause you to Spill your Hot Coffee on your Lap.
From Annie Sweetie Oakley
All in the Family and Archie Bunker's Place.
In real life, Carroll O'Connor passed on in 2001, Jean Stapleton is still alive.I saw Jean Stapleton in a movie last night called "A Matter of Sex". A Matter of Sex is a modern day (early 80's) suffragettes movie revolving around 8 women who went on strike because their bank would not promote them or pay them in line with their male counterparts.
Suddenly I saw the additional irony being played out in real life.
In fact, Carroll O'Connor would get another television series as well. However, Jean Stapleton could never use her famous character Edith because Edith had been killed off.