Newsflash about Kevin Clash, the guy who gave “Tickle me Elmo” a whole new feel. Kev has gotten 3 Emmy awards, this weekend, for his role on Sesame Street, despite last year’s scandal involving his apparent sexual preference for underage guys.
William Binney, who worked for the National Security Agency for 40 years, quit after 911 had moved his employer to what he felt was excessive snooping on American citizens. He believes that all phone companies, and not just Verizon are involved in turning over records of calls to the NSA.
The surprise to many of those reporting on this issue of monitoring phone data is that it has continued and has drastically increased since Bush left office.
An internet surveillance program called PRISM, started in 2007 under Bush, and has also massively increased during the reign of Obama. A report by another whistle blower reveals that internet giants Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Pal Talk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple are submitting to government snooping into the private data of their users. Apple is said not to have joined this effort until 2012, after Steve Jobs had died. Perhaps this was part of the reason for the government attacks on the company. Microsoft was purportedly the first company to jump on board with the program.
The threat of lawsuits and “regulation” from the government has been enough to secure compliance from the companies.
Spokesmen from these companies continue to deny knowledge of government access to their databases.
It is interesting to watch some of the leftie media outlets responding to the idea that the government has been monitoring their private communications and internet activities, and that the Obama administration appears to have vastly increased the scope of the snooping. This appears to have really gotten their attention.
Ben Shapiro, at Breitbart.com has summarized the frustration that people in the New Media feel about waiting for the Old (decrepit) media to catch up.
Pro-lifers feel his pain. We always have to wait years, and even decades for the lamestream media to report on what we have known forever. There is the constant derision coming from the media elites, followed years later by their admission that we were correct all along.
In the case of the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, the media covered up an Obama administration cover up, so that BHO could be reelected. Now that all the participating parties, except for Barry himself, have moved on to other jobs, the Old Media is now forced to reveal some of the facts. In doing so, they’re pretending that they were played as dupes for months by Obama and Hillary Clinton.
We know better. Obama got re-elected, and he got away with ANOTHER coverup, similar to that of the Fast and Furious debacle. Unlike the Nixon coverup, Obama’s crimes have initially cost hundreds of lives and damaged U.S. foreign relations. Many more lives will be lost due to our nation’s resultant loss of stature on the world stage.
Both the New York Times and the Washington Post refused ads from the American Life League which contained images from Planned Parenthood’s sex ed for grade school kids. The material in question is targeted for kids as young as 10 years old, yet the two leftie papers refused ads with the excuse that sample material was too shocking for their adult readers.
These two fading news rags are big Planned Parenthood supporters, yet they seem not to approve of the sex ed programs that the abortion giant is bringing into American primary schools. The Washington post found the images too graphic. The New York Times would only run the ads if the American Life League would blur the images which are used to teach our 10 year old kids.
Do you want to see the stuff which the WaPo and NYT think is too shocking for public viewing?? They are gross, but it might be good for you to know that your tax dollars are being used to show really graphic stuff to sexualize your kids, and a teacher can get fired for refusing to cooperate. Click here for a sample at HookingKids.
ALL wants you to visit StopPlannedParenthood.com for more info on how to protest the use of this garbage to pollute American children.
Matthew Sheffield of Newsbusters has supplied a collection of tweets coming from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s account, celebrating the 2012 victory of Obama over Romney. Accompanying this is a long list of links showing the leftist media trying to paint the two brothers, who are blamed for the Boston Jihad, as conservatives. Should people be supporting news outlets which are habitually wrong?
Watertown Police Chief, Edward Deveau has related a story of how Dzhokhar’s older brother died : Cops were in the process of handcuffing Tamerlan when Dzhokhar drove a stolen SUV at them. The police were able to dive out of the way, but Tamerlan was run over, and dragged by the vehicle.
Update: Where did Dzokhar get money? A few individuals have claimed that they bought pot from him, so it appears he got at least some of his income from selling drugs. There is also mention of work on the side, repairing cars.
Here, there, and everywhere, we’ve been hearing lefties at CCN and various other outlets, naming conservatives as the cause of the Boston Marathon terror attack. Perhaps they are crying in their Starbucks to find that a pair of Chechan converts to Islam are the apparent culprits. Once more, they are wrong (lying) about the right wing. For the moment the left-media can thank the bombers for shielding Kermit Gosnell’s infanticide trial from media scrutiny. New legal proposals for the regulation of pressure cookers and licensure of those who use them are expected.
It’s always a surprise to the Pharmer to meet a new conservative friend who hasn’t yet moved to the Drudge Report as a primary news aggregator. Drudge is always faster than the boob tube news with respect to election coverage and this current hunt for the second of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. For people who aren’t satisfied with what Matt Drudge and his editors think are hot scoops, there is a long list of international news portals, lamestream media, and editorial links at the bottom of his page.
Breitbart.com continues its quality output after the celestial discharge of their namesake, with Ben Shapiro and crew. Available there is a timeline of the Tsarnaev brothers stay in the United states which sheds some light on possible motives for the bombing.
Get informed faster on the web, with your conservative news aggregators and analysts. Less fluff and more stuff.
Four Dead and twenty one are injured in Chicago over the weekend. Business as usual…..
Some national media journalists finally show up at mass murderer Kermit Gosnell’s infanticide trial, after five weeks, but Boston bombs will help them to hide this. Check out the excuse from the Washington Post.
Update: Do you think people will begin to notice that the media (CNN this time) is always wrong when they try to pin a bombing on right wing extremists?
Everyone is losing their minds over what Tulane professor, Melissa Harris-Perry has to say in an MSNBC “lean forward” (bend over) ad. You can check that out for yourself at this link.
Harris-Perry says that in the U.S. we “haven’t had a very collective notion that these are our children.” “[W]e have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families, and recognize that kids belong to their communities,“
Doesn’t this sound like Hillary’s book “It Takes a Village”?
There’s an idea put forth that kids are community property. This lead your inquisitive Pharmer to explore just how far this concept goes.
Now that Planned Parenthood and Obama are Out of the Closet for Infanticide, will the community have anything to say about this?
At what point of development does the baby become community property?
Will you be allowed to conceive without village approval?
Will the community direct when you should have an abortion?
How will this impinge upon the in vitro fertilization industry? What about those frozen human embryos and the eggs which are being harvested from aborted baby girls? Do they belong to the community?
If you deliver a baby, and the “community” thinks she’s an FLK will the collective be able to tell you to kill her?
Is the community going to insert itself between a leftie-gurl and her abortionist?
Update: Are you in the mood to call out the news media for their non-coverage of Kermit Gosnell, Planned Parenthood and Obama’s infanticides?
Pharmer dropped in on Politico just now:
We can see that the Politico has chosen to feature the Texas college stabbing story, but a search of the site reveals N O T H I N G about Abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s ongoing trial for serial murders of already born, near term infants. at his Philadelphia clinic.
Why the attempt to cover this up?? Understand that the leftist media has been scooped thousands of times on this story, which they resolutely choose to ignore. Perhaps it might highlight the Planned Parenthood advocacy of infanticide while lobbying against Florida’s Infants Protection law, and Obama’s own staunch opposition to the Illinois Infants Protection Act.
Has the Infanticide Jumped out of the closet too soon for the media to have learned how to make it look acceptable?
Lots of people are noticing the similarity between the role played by Mohamen Mehdi Ouzaani of History Channel’s mini-series, “The Bible”, and Obama.
The article above informs us that 80 percent of NYC High School Students need remedial instruction in the basics before going on to college. In other words, they have to pay for additional education because they’re not being adequately prepared by the government funded education.
Three hours before Pharmer encountered the article, another reader, “SS”, had commented on a typo in the word ‘group’, (grouip), the mispelling of the word ‘nervous’, (nervus), and the use of “emersion” rather than immersion. Two of the errors were corrected, but the word “nervus” still remained at the time of this reading.
Were this a blogger, such as yours truly, who posts news on the fly, without the benefit of an editor, one might expect some errors. Journalists write for a living, and have the “benefit” of editors, who are supposed to review articles before publication.
Fortunately, CBS has a third layer of help from those who append comments to the posts. Thanks “SS” for your voluntary service to news readers.
Two years ago, the Obama administration was outed in San Francisco for threatening to exclude reporter Carla Marinucci and other Hearst journalists from future appearances, after she included a video of a protest outside an Obama April 2011 appearance in that city. The editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, Phil Bronstein, reported on the threat the following day, which the White house officials then denied.
This prompted Chronicle editor Ward Bushee to call the officials out on their lie. He revealed a day of correspondence between the editors and the White house, which finally resulted in the rescission of the ban.
A portion of the behavior of the media is based on a fear of losing access if they do not faithfully serve the interests of the administration. The net effect is that Americans have news which is not news, but is merely government feed.
Bob Woodward reports that he has angered the Obama administration so significantly that he has been threatened by a “very senior person” at Whitehouse. They did not appreciate Woodward reminding us that Obama originated the sequestration and signed the bill which contained it, on August 2 of 2011, and then threatened veto of any bill which rescinded any part of it.
Woodward also has objected to Obama’s changes in military maneuvers, and blaming the sequestration for these changes.
From Business Insider: “Earlier today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Woodward ripped into Obama in what has become an ongoing feud between the veteran Washington Post journalist and the White House. Woodward said Obama was showing a ”kind of madness I haven’t seen in a long time” for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.”
Michelle Obama weighed in on the death of Hadiya Pendleton in a Chicago gangland shooting, during a Good Morning America interview. The televised version was edited to remove Michelle’s false claim that automatic weapons were involved, while the web version retains the gaffe. In fact, the shooter used a handgun, which was not an automatic weapon, to fire on people who were not involved in his gang war.
ABC claims that the editing was done for time constraints.
The ABC broadcast edition
“She was standing out in a park with her friends in a neighborhood blocks away from where my kids grow – grew – up, where our house is. And she was caught in the line of fire. I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.”
The ABC web edition with gaffe included.
“She was standing out in a park with her friends in a neighborhood blocks away from where my kids…grew up, where our house is. She had just taken a chemistry test. And she was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn’t need,” she said. “I just don’t want to keep disappointing our kids in this country. I want them to know that we put them first.”
Washington Post is planning to lay off 54 employees, after losing 45.4 million in value, with shares dropping by $6.57 in the 4th quarter of 2012. That’s for the company as a whole. The print version of the newspaper is doing worse, losing 12 percent of advertising dollars. This loss was partly made up by the online paper, and Slate.
Keep up the good work, boycotters. The lamestream media needs to pay for abdicating its role of policing the activities of government.
Click above to see Breitbart’s reminder to us of the connection between Kathleen Sebelius, Obama’s HHS Secretary, and LeRoy Carhartt. Sebelius hosted a big abortion dinner party for 25 guests, the staff at George Tiller’s famous clinc, which made Kansas the late term abortion capital of the U.S.
LeRoy Carhartt was one of the illuminaries who worked with Tiller at the time, and he and his wife Mary Lou Carhart attended the dinnner at the Governor’s mansion.
Operation Rescue has the story and the pics of this event, HERE.
Breitbart points out LeRoy Carhart’s political and legal history, as well as the national renown which has drawn thousands of protestors to his clinic when it opened and as it continues to operate.
The mainstream media is trying hard to ignore the latest botched abortion at Carhart’s clinic in Germantown, Maryland, in which both mom and 33 week old baby were killed. The blogosphere will not let this story be swept under the rug.
For leftists: The Daily Currant is similar to The Onion. It is Satire. It does Parodies.
This is NOT a parody…… found at Newsbusters. CNN anchor Deb Feyerick really asked if global warming had an influence on the meteor passing nearby to Earth on Feb 15th.
One of the priceless gems: “Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, of global warming or is this just some meteoric occasion?”
NBC has been the mouthpiece of the left for decades. Your friendly Pharmer was personally caught up in this, long ago, having an hour-long interview turned into a soundbite in a shill for Planned Parenthood. After that interview, all other interview requests from NBC were refused, including their nationally syndicated evening news.
No one should be using NBC or MSNBC as a news source, because their output is fictionalized by heavy and biased editing.
John Nolte of Breitbart has decided to recognize the singular efforts of Eric Wemple at the Washington Post ! for recognizing and reporting on the latest transgression at NBC.
For his efforts to fairly investigate a claim by MSNBC, that the father of a child killed in the Sandy Hook shootings was heckled while giving testimony, Eric Wemple gets links of his coverage:
The short of it is that MSNBC edited another tape to portray conservatives and 2nd Amendment supporters as insensitive troglodytes. They did to all of us collectively, as they did to George Zimmerman, and likely it will have similar unjust and disastrous consequences.
The proper response to MSNBC is to stop looking at it, do not click their ads, and try to avoid supporting their known advertisers. Give MSNBC the corporate “death penalty” for its transgressions.
Reuters carefully kept the camera angles low to conceal the fact that the Anti-gun rally on Saturday, in Washington DC was less than a hundredth of the size of the annual March for Life. “Thousands” were said to have attended. See for yourself by checking out their slide show HERE. This would be considered a mandate from the people for the Obama administration.
But 40 years of THIS happening every January in the capitol means absolutely nothing to the Obama administration and its useless media. Check out the 2013 March for life slide show found by Bing image search.
Nothing for the media to see here. NYT had been ignoring it for years, but published just a little bit on it this time.
Here’s a video by Rico Viqueira at ground level, which gives some views of March for Life 2013 passing through.
Now…….. take a look at Telegraph TV, showing you the “1 percent” at the anti-gun rally in DC, on the day after the March for Life.
Who do you think has the ear of the Obama administration?
Is CBS News your trusted news source? Pharmer sees no reason to obtain information from any mainstream television source. John Dickerson is called Slate’s chief political correspondent, but he is also the Political Director at CBS News. He’s been caught telling us just how he feels about the Republican party.
Dickerson thinks that Obama needs to destroy the republican party in order to prevail. This is in keeping with his old habit, dating back to Illinois politics, of eliminating, rather than beating political opponents.
Dickerson says that Obama needs to “pulverize”. “If he wants to transform American politics, he needs to go for the throat”.
Do you see a reason why the republicans should be striving for approval from CBS or any of the other alphabet networks??
John Nolte, at Breitbart thinks that the media, having come out so blatantly as sycophants of Obama, will wear out their welcome into the televisions and computers of the American public, and eventually go belly up.
On to the FUN story of the week. Politifact has mud on its face slung by Reuters announcement that Fiat, which bought Chrysler will be making a hundred thousand Jeeps in China by 2014. They’ll be working with Guangzhou Auto Group to become big players in the auto industry.
What was the biggest lie of 2012 according to Politifact?? It was Romney’s campaign ad, which picked up early on this news and ran with it. Politifact refuted the ad as a lie, and blamed the story on a conservative blogger.
The Romney ad claim, which Politifact called the biggest lie of the year, is actually the literal TRUTH!
Obama signed 23 new executive orders, expanding federal control over the distribution and tracking of guns. Congress is also expected to deal with new legislation, as a solution to the governments utter failure to enforce the existing legislation. The fact that the cited gun violence is concentrated in the areas with the strictest gun control has been ignored, thus revealing that the new legislation is not about protection or safety at all.
As the Abortionist in Chief pretends to be pushing gun bans for the sake of the children, take some time, surfing links below, to review some of his killer classics:
Obama Selling His Daughters for the Abortion Cause Again.
Remember how he didn’t want his daughters to be PUNISHED with a baby?
A good, strong media-grrl, Lara Logan shows us the way….following her gang-rape in Tarir ‘Square’ by a mob of crazy Egyptians, engaged in’ Arab Spring’ demonstrations. Perhaps she wants to show us that the trauma of gang-rape is do-able. She sucks it up and heads out on her missions as CBS foreign correspondent, with the help of diazepam and red wine. As we know, diazepam (Valium)is a rather long acting benzodiazepine, so she might retain the effects of the active metabolites of this drug for days after her pre-mission doping. One astute comment followed the story below, suggesting that Ms. Logan should be engaged in different journalistic pursuits until she is able to deal with these trips to other countries without self medicating, for her own sake, as well as that of others.
Pharmer suggests that CBS is still abusing Lara Logan, and obtaining benefit from it.
If you’re feeling bulimic today, you can read (above) a leftist, Eduardo Porter, telling us that profit and health care don’t mix.
Health care professionals are supposed to do their work for free. Profit is evil and the motivation for making money should not have any association with health care. How this leftie expects to attract people to incur huge educational debt, and enter into a very difficult field to work for nothing, is anyone’s guess.
There’s a claim in the NYT article that a health care institution which switches from non-profit to for-profit is more likely to experience patient deaths over subsequent two years. The cited study admits that the shock of switching management and workers, and a myriad of other factors could have much more to do with this effect than the mere acquisition of a profit motive. In fact, the effect of the staffing changes, and the patient mortality rate recedes after the initial shock of change. This is a strong indicator that the mere profitability has nothing to do with the mortality rate, and that the shock of reorganization and personnel changes has everything to do with it. The initial pressures of an institution to sell out to private investors is also discussed in the original study as a major factor.
The NYT also cites a 30 year old study of an unmentioned number of Southern Wisconsin nursing homes, and implied from the invisible data that for-profit institutions used higher doses of sedatives in their patients than the non-profits.
That the New York Times would try to convince you that health care workers and institutions should provide services for free, or at cost, is no surprise. That they would extrapolate the study results from religious affiliated non-profits, and pretend that government-run institutions would operate similarly is similarly not a surprise.
It would, however, be a huge shock and surprise to see the leftie press calling for ABORTIONISTS to provide their services at cost, and take no profits. There’s a fortune in abortion, and this is true for Planned Parenthood, which is excused from taxes as a supposed non-profit (though it does make and report profit), as well as the multitudinous for-profit abortion industries. See an example of Planned Parenthood’s form 990. Don’t ever hold your breath waiting for abortionists to be held to the same standards as real health care providers.
You will NEVER hear a cry from the New York Times that Universities should cease to take profits, or stop paying their instructors and administrators well over the salaries and benefits of equally educated private sector employees. You will never hear them ask that the salaries and benefits of public school teachers be reduced to that of similarly educated private sector employees.
Those involved in furthering the agenda of the left will continue to reap profits and rewards well above the national average with the blessings of their media machine. However, they won’t be satisfied until the rest of us, who provide essential goods and services, are working and living as slaves.
The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard clues us in on the latest Washington Secret. This one happens every year, but flies under the radar for most lamestream media attuned Americans.
This year will be the 40th annual March for Life, on Jan 25th, and hotel reservations for that event are outpacing those for Obama’s second inauguration. Every year hundreds of thousands of people, mostly young people and students, show up to re-energize their efforts for the pro-life cause. This year the event organizers are expecting record crowds and are preparing for the youth oriented event with their first-ever use of jumbotrons along the route, a 5 K race, and many accompanying educational events. Check out the website HERE.