The Pardu

The Pardu
Watchful eyes and ears feed the brain, thus nourishing the brain cells.
Showing posts with label Liberaland. Show all posts
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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Racism Abounds On The Political And Social Right

You really must see this...

How disgusting is conservative America?


This 'Anchor Babies' TV Ad May Well Be The Most Offensive Thing You'll Ever See

During the early stages of the 2016 campaign, there has been a great deal of talk about immigration. Donald Trump has called Mexican immigrants drug dealers and rapists, and even Jeb Bush, who is married to a Mexican woman, used the phrase "anchor babies" when referring to children born to illegal immigrants in the United States.…


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ObamaCare Gains In Polls; GOP Ceases Frivolous Votes ($95 million)

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What does it cost to conduct a US House of Representatives (legislative) vote? It depends on who you ask, and recognizing there isn't an exact figure. If we cannot locate exact figures, we do the most logical, we find 'best guess' numbers.  A couple of cost estimates might shed light on the evasive and undocumented figure.

Miami CBS Local (May 2013)

Last year, CBS News calculated that the first 33 votes to repeal health care reform took up approximately 80 hours of floor time from the House, or roughly two weeks. The Congressional Research Service said it costs $24 million to run the House for a week, so the first 33 votes cost taxpayers approximately $48 million. 
The numbers translate to approximately $1.45 million per vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the House of Representatives. Adding in the three votes since CBS News’ report last year plus Thursday’s planned vote would add $5.8 million to the total. 
In other words, since 2011, the House of Representatives has spent approximately $53.8 million attempting to repeal health care reform.
Marketplace Dot Org  (July 2012)


It’s really hard to break down the cost of a vote in Congress. In fact, none of the congressional watchdog groups in Washington have done it. So we had to do our own, back-of-the envelope calculation. We figured out how much we spend per day on salaries and office costs for members of the House of Representatives and their staffs. The grand total? Almost $2 million every day. Are repeat, symbolic votes worth the cost? 
 About our math: We calculated the cost of a vote by totalling the annual salary of 435 House members. Then we added that to the total amount of annual allocations each House office receives. Finally, we divided that by 366 days in 2012 to determine the total cost per day. Click here to check our math.
If we accept and use the lower figure of $1.42 million per vote, now let's move to the unfathomable. 

The math is horrific and indicative of GOP governance as an legislative entity committed to repealing a law that provides life sustaining assistance to so many people.  The math: $1.42 million per vote x 67 votes = $95.14 million. Frivolous votes totaling almost $100 million, without any prospect of actually repealing the ACA, had to have been votes to placate the wishes of uber wealthy dark-money moguls who harbor contempt for the ACA.  

Liberaland& offers perspective on national healthcare not shared by the media. GOP members of Congress are actually incorporating aspects of the ACA into related legislation.

The reality the ACA and leadership for President Obama in proposing the law, again shines a very negative light on American conservatism and GOP members of Congress. Obtuse and lockstep resistance to the law is yet another indication of a party on the wrong side of federal governance and indifferent to millions who follow the politicians (and conservative media) down paths contrary to the greater good of the United States.

After 67 votes totaling $95 million against the US Federal Budget, GOP obstruction shows as even more fatuous when considered against developing public sentiment. Two years into the ACA, public polling is turn the corner with more increasing enrollment and aggregate support.

CBS News 
However, the point one difference is within the standard polling margin for error: 3 points. 

New poll shows Obamacaresupport at2-year high

The April health tracking poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that the public is almost evenly split between favorable and unfavorable views of the Affordable Care Act as favorable views are on a slow but steady rise.
Malfeasances is malfeasance. Sixty-Seven frivolous ACA votes had no purpose beyond placating dark-money backers.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Looters Are Despicable; Church Burners Are Evil And Not Of The Black Community

Michael Brown Sr.'s Church Burned In Ferguson, Pastor Suspects White Supremacists


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

#Hoodsoff , Liberaland And Unmasking Those Who Hate

#Hoodsoff watch via Liberaland

As you think about last week;s Chris Hayes, MSNBC ALL IN, interview with an admitted KKK leader keep his comments in mind as you read some of the tweets after the Liberaland piece.


Woman Accused Of KKK Involvement: Some Of My Best Friends Are Black


The Pardu

I remind you of this episode of surge name calling "Nigger, Nigger, Nigger" outside a NY state Dollar General after the deliver frightening her kids who seem to be all over the place. The woman later tearfully indicated remorse for their acts and claimed she had a black cousin.  

Racism is ugly and why those who perpetrate it do not stand tall is really perplexing. 


Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Anatomy Of A COP Murder! Ferguson Cop (Executioner)

.....and just think people like with George Zimmerman have given to the tune of $400,000 plus to reward the killing of another unarmed black man.

A murderer is a murderer, and  do not feel totally safe. They will also come for you!

Bad News For Darren Wilson: More Witnesses Recall Michael Brown Shooting

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Palin At The NRA: Sad, Pathetic, Motive and International Law

Will this fifteen minutes of fame ever expire?

Palin speech at the annual NRA conference.  
Sad, Pathetic, Motive and International Law.
"Do unto others as you would not have them do unto you!"

The Effective Contractee

While developing and delivering an effective speech, it is important to know and remember. Effectiveness fits in a tight sphere. There are no "rocket science" formulas to move your speech to the level of the stratospheric that isn't already available to the speech developer. As a public speaking coach, the following list guides all of my instruction.

Even exhibitions like the "gift" Mitch McConnell offered to a fellow member of Congress as he approached his turn at the CPAC circus call event will not ensure great speech delivery. However, the prop certainly worked to place the audience in a state of mind typical among many on the political Right"...leave our guns alone."

If the speaker contracts at the six figure level, performance is not only requisite it is sine qua non (si-ni-ˌkwä-ˈnän). These basic rules and tips will ensure more contracts.

Key PointsThe Smart Speakers Deliverables
Point OnePrepare with a focus on "audience centrism." Topic, time, entertain or inform, satisfy your contract holder.

Point TwoContent focus and listener satiation.

Point Three"Audience Centrism" [WIIFM] What's In It For Me! What do they want? What do they need? What will excite? What will inform? What is the "listener take away" 

Point Four
Deliver with a flare

Point Five
Sell, Sell, sell.... Also deliver for your contract holder. They will schedule you in the future. 

Accessibility!  Make certain your demeanor and your aura fits comfortable interaction for those who will surely come-up after the speech for a handshake (always happens).  They might hold the next prospect for contract .

Now why are the six poitns relevant and worthy of the read?  I mentioned Sarah Palin above, did I not? Can you imagine where I am headed? 

Palin again spoke at the NRA annual conference and espoused and went braggadocios about international torture: water-boarding. As you read the Liberaland piece below, consider the source. Consider securing six figure speaking engagements and consider the psyche of a person who kills animals for sport and will hang a Bear trophy on a sofa.  A bear trophy on the back of a sofa! Also consider the "points" delineated above and "motive."  

As your read the following, remember water-boarding was reported to have proven unproductive in extracting key national security related information for prisoners (that the US calls detainees). KSM was water-boarded 183 times reportedly to secure a connection between 9/11 and Saddam. KSM torture (water-boarding) yielded no INTEL of value. Water-boarding 183 times fits Albert Einstein's famous quote: "Doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results is insane." I offer a Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld perspective: water-boarding as an exercise of power, torment and as fun.

USA Today

Senate report: Waterboarding didn't lead to Osama bin Laden

The most high-profile detainee linked to the bin Laden investigation was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused Sept. 11 mastermind who was waterboarded 183 times. Mohammed, intelligence officials have noted, confirmed after his 2003 capture that he knew an important al-Qaeda courier with the nom de guerre Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti.
The Senate report concludes such information wasn't critical, according to the aides. Mohammed only discussed al-Kuwaiti months after being water-boarded, while he was under standard interrogation, they said. And Mohammed neither acknowledged al-Kuwaiti's significance nor provided interrogators with the courier's real name.
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George W. Bush today cannot travel to certain European nations based on indictments for internal torture. Yet, Palin climbed up on the NRA stage and followed the "Key Point" script tabled above  while feeding the horde of gun-totters the "WIIFM" they so cherish. 

Sarah Palin At NRA: ‘Waterboarding Is How We Baptize Terrorists’ (via Liberaland)
So, not only is waterboarding acceptable, it is a religious rite, so that we can make terrorists into Christians. There is so much wrong with this statement, that unpacking it is a waste of time. Just on its surface it shows how a certain mindset works…