Thursday, July 2, 2015

TV Land: No 'Dukes of Hazzard'

This is insane.

Reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard aren't fit for public consumption according to TV Land.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

TV Land has pulled reruns of Dukes of Hazzard in light of the recent uproar over the Confederate flag, which is emblazoned on the roof of the show's iconic General Lee 1969 Dodge Charger, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The show has faced criticism over the depiction of the controversial flag in the wake of the June 17 shooting in Charleston, S.C., that left nine dead, and what many viewed as South Carolina's delayed decision to take the flag down.

...Warner Bros.' consumer division announced on June 24 that it will stop licensing toy cars and models featuring the General Lee with the flag.

In a recent interview with THR, Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider defended the series' use of the flag. "Labeling anyone who has the flag a 'racist' seems unfair to those who are clearly 'never meanin' no harm,'" he said. His co-star Ben Jones has also come out in defense of the flag, saying it represents the "indomitable spirit of independence."

The Parents Television Council weighed in TV Land's decision Wednesday. Although the organization said they did not oppose the reasoning behind TV Land's actions, the council blasted the network and its parent company, Viacom, for "blatant hypocrisy" they say the media company demonstrated.

..."Restraint and responsibility do not infringe on the First Amendment and do not encroach on Free Speech rights. If TV Land is willing to pull The Dukes of Hazzard, out of concern for its harmful impact on our society (and it is good that Viacom is publicly acknowledging its programming can have a harmful impact on our society), they cannot then hide behind the First Amendment to refute the compelling evidence of harm from the violent and sexualized media content they continue to produce and air with impunity."
Yes, the hypocrisy is undeniable.

This idiotic banning of the Confederate flag is making it a symbol for free speech rights.

I have never owed anything nor have I ever wanted anything with the Confederate flag on it.

However, in the name of free speech and to display my concern about the assault on First Amendment rights, I now almost want to get some stuff with the Confederate flag.

A Dukes of Hazzard lunch box, with a thermos with the Confederate flag, is still available on eBay.

Don't tread on me.

This banning ridiculousness is wrong. The bullying is incredible.

The Dukes of Hazzard did not promote the killing of innocents in a church.

Refusing to air the program is crazy.

Time to stop watching TV Land.

America, land of the free.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

James Horner R.I.P.

Beautiful music. It builds and really conveys the emotion in the scene. Beautiful.

Rest in peace.

Scott Walker 'Drowning' College Students

The Leftists are a disturbing bunch. They utilize tactics and employ imagery that would trouble decent people, but they have no qualms.

From Media Trackers:

The same group that brought you the “all cops are bastards” sign has now joined with One Wisconsin Now to sponsor an advertising campaign featuring a disturbing video of an individual drowning. Worse, the joint effort blames Gov. Scott Walker for the individual’s plight.

In the ad, the drowning person is supposed to be a student, and they are supposedly drowning because of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget.

A press release announcing the campaign declares that Scott Walker is, “drowning students in debt.” The ad, linked below, features a drowning person thrashing around in the water before the screen fades to a light and a graduation hat washes up on shore. Set over the video are quotes about Gov. Walker’s budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin system followed by advice purportedly from Scott Walker to “hold your breath.” The provocative ad seeks to draw a direct link between drowning deaths and student loan debt, and implies that Scott Walker is the one who is drowning students.

I agree with Jeremy Carpenter's assessment of the ad. He writes that "death by drowning is hardly a light – or political – matter. In 2013, 52 people died of accidental drowning in the state of Wisconsin. Comparing the state budget debate to the value of a human life could be seen as trivializing the tragic experiences of those who have lost a friend or family member."

Leftists, Scott Walker is not killing people.

Fortnight For Freedom

Religious liberty must be upheld.

We're a protected class.

I think it's time to organize a religious pride parade.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tammy Baldwin: Freedom of Religion for 'Institutions of Faith'

Tammy Baldwin, far Leftist U.S. senator from WISCONSIN, believes freedom of religion is not an individual's right. Rather, it should be extended to "institutions of faith."

From NewsBusters, Tom Blumer:

The latest confirmation that Erick Erickson's original warning at RedState "you will be made to care" about the legalization of same-sex "marriage" even if you think it doesn't affect you comes from Minnesota Senator Tammy Baldwin.
That's a mistake. Unfortunately, Baldwin is Wisconsin's senator.
On Saturday, the day after the Supreme Court's related ruling, Baldwin was on MSNBC’s “Up w/ Steve Kornacki” program. Baldwin was asked, "Should the bakery have to bake the cake for the gay couple getting married? Where do you come down on that?" The short version of her answer: "Damn right they should."

Baldwin is generous enough to say that "institutions of faith" are safe. What a pal.

In the video, which is available at Breitbart, Kornacki begins asking the relevant question at the 3:57 mark:

Transcript of relevant passage:
Tammy Baldwin: “Certainly the first amendment says that in institutions of faith that there is absolute power to, you know, to observe deeply held religious beliefs. But I don’t think it extends far beyond that. We’ve seen the set of arguments play out in issues such as access to contraception. Should it be the individual pharmacist whose religious beliefs guides whether a prescription is filled, or in this context, they’re talking about expanding this far beyond our churches and synagogues to businesses and individuals across this country. I think there are clear limits that have been set in other contexts and we ought to abide by those in this new context across America.”
Hell no, Tammy.

The government is not going to infringe on MY RIGHT to exercise MY religion.

These Leftists don't hesitate to strip Americans of our liberty.

What is this?

We have to protect our freedom.

No Leftist band of thugs can take that away.

'Eggs Benedict' in the New York Times

From the New York Times:
Portrait of Pope Benedict XVI Made of Condoms Draws Complaints in Milwaukee

Before the Internet

Those were the days.

NBC Fires Trump

NBC dumped Donald Trump for comments he made about immigrants from Mexico.

From Deadline:

Slamming the network for standing “behind lying Brian Williams” but not him, Donald Trump wasted no time today threatening NBC with legal action over the net canceling its planned airing of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. “Their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court,” said Trump’s office in a statement Monday. “Furthermore, they will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won’t stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be.”

This lawsuit threat comes as the Comcast-owned network severed its relationship today with the Miss Universe organization and its Celebrity Apprentice co-owner over remarks Trump made about “rapists” immigrants from Mexico when he kicked off his Presidential bid last month.

Here's Trump's full statement:

As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC. Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct— that is why our country is in serious trouble.

Mr. Trump says, “We must have strong borders and not let illegal immigrants enter the United States. As has been stated continuously in the press, people are pouring across our borders unabated. Public reports routinely state great amounts of crime are being committed by illegal immigrants. This must be stopped and it must be stopped now. Long ago I told NBC that I would not being doing The Apprentice because I am running for President in order to Make our Country Great Again.”

Mr. Trump continued, “If NBC is so weak and so foolish to not understand the serious illegal immigration problem in the United States, coupled with the horrendous and unfair trade deals we are making with Mexico, then their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court. Furthermore, they will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won’t stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be.”
There is no question that NBC has a history of supporting its "talent," showing great tolerance.

As Trump points out, NBC stands behind the disgraced lying Brian Williams and his stolen valor stories. Sure, he's being demoted to MSNBC, for a while, but the network didn't sever ties with the liar.

Speaking of disgraces tolerated by NBC, Alec Baldwin comes to mind. When he was on 30 Rock, Baldwin again and again behaved badly, often spewing Twitter rants. In the case below, Baldwin attacked "blood thirsty right wing trash," like Michelle Malkin.

In the case of another Baldwin explosion, NBC didn't fire him when he made homophobic remarks.

Another problem for NBC: Al Sharpton. How can NBC have a hatemonger and race baiter like Al Sharpton under its employ?

Clearly, Leftists on NBC can say and do anything with impunity.

Trump, however, gets dumped.

Definitely no consistency.

Proof of Citizenship Not Required To Vote

Want to vote in a U.S. election federal election but not a citizen of the United States?

No problem.

From Bloomberg Politics:

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider letting states require evidence of citizenship when people register to vote for federal elections, rejecting an appeal from Arizona and Kansas.

The rebuff is a victory for the Obama administration and voting- and minority-rights groups that battled the two states in court. It leaves intact a decision by a U.S. agency that blocked the states from requiring proof of citizenship for voters in federal elections.

It’s the second high court defeat on the issue for Arizona. The state has a law that requires evidence of citizenship, but the Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that it couldn’t be enforced when people use a standard registration document known as the “federal form” to register to vote for Congress and the president.

...The case is Kobach v. U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 14-1164.
From Roll Call:
[Kansas Secretary of State Kris] Kobach emphasized the court’s decision not to review the case does not reflect its opinion on the issues of the case.

“The Supreme Court decision not to review was not particularly surprising given the fact that there was no circuit split yet,” the secretary of state said.

Typically, Kobach continued, “the Supreme Court favors reviewing decisions where one circuit has gone one way and another circuit has gone another way. It appears that the Supreme Court is waiting for another circuit to weigh in.” He expects the 11th circuit, which he said has jurisdiction over two states with similar proof-of-citizenship laws, to eventually get involved.

The Kansas and Arizona laws stand, meaning that people wishing to register to vote with state forms are required to show proof of citizenship. Kobach said more than 99 percent of Kansans use the state forms. “But because of the Supreme Court decision not to review the case,” he added, “we do have a small limited loophole.” The slim majority that uses the federal form can “refuse to provide proof of citizenship,” he said, “but that will only suffice for federal elections.”

Kobach said he’ll be sending another request to the EAC, but that that request will be presented differently from the state’s previously denied request.

“Every time an alien votes, it may not steal an election, but it will cancel out a vote of a U.S. citizen,” Kobach said.
Call me crazy, but I think only U.S. citizens should be allowed to vote in U.S. elections.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hillary Clinton Campaign Rainbow Logo

Hillary Clinton's Twitter account is now using a transformed campaign logo.

Her unsightly blue and red H with the arrow has become a rainbow.

The "Hillary Pride collection."

Once upon a time, Hillary Clinton argued that marriage was a "sacred bond between a man and a woman," calling it a "fundmental, bedrock principle, that it exists between a man and a woman going back into the midst of history."

Hillary said marriage between a man and a woman was "one of the founding, foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization; and that it's primary principle role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults."

Now, Hillary is trying to cash in on the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage in all fifty states.

I'd like Hillary to define "bedrock principle."

Sunday, June 28, 2015