Thursday, February 25, 2010


At a very fundamental, core level, Springston did not share our vision for a news publication with a progressive perspective. He held on to the notion that there was an objective reality that could be reported objectively, despite the fact that that was not our editorial policy at Atlanta Progressive News. It just wasn’t the right fit.

I have to repeat, WTF? A news reporter that has the audacity to actually adhere to the journalist's code (just the facts) which is a rare thing these days and is discharged from his position because he failed to follow the newspaper's policy of reporting all stories with a progressive bent, basically lie.

The following is also from their response to an inquiry about the firing:

In the meantime, here is some information from our Frequently Asked Questions page:“Progressive news is news that brings us closer to universal health care, living wages, affordable housing, peace, a healthy environment, and voting systems we can trust.

Who cares if there is any (you know) actual truth in any of these liberal fantasies, as a news organization they will do all within their power to force these issues into reality.

Living Wage: What is that? If you accept a job for the offered amount of money, done deal. If a person does not think that it is sufficient to live on, continue looking for work elsewhere. If you are right and no one takes that job, the person offering the position will be forced to increase the wage until someone accepts. That is how things work. This entire "living wage" is simply a liberal wet dream and an effort to force businesses to artificially pay more than a specific job is worth.

Affordable Housing: Again, what is "affordable housing"? The specific house you want and the price you want it? Or any house at a cost that the average family can afford? If it is the first, again, a liberal wet dream. If it is the ladder, that already exists or at least did until community organizers and democrats started screwing with the housing loan market in the late 80s, early 90s, forcing banks to lend money to unqualified buyers, leading to the recently collapsed housing bubble. Sorry to break this to you but owning a home is NOT a right. It is a privilege available to persons that have sufficient income to afford to either out right buy their chosen home or to have enough income and credit history to convince a lending institution to let them borrow the funds to purchase their chosen home. See how clear and easy this is?

Peace: What they really mean is peace at any price, not fair and sustainable peace while preserving the various countries and societies that want to continue to exist into the future without being terrorized or forced out of existence by barbaric hoards.

A Healthy Environment: What is not healthy about the environment right now? Is it perfect? No but it is not nearly as bad off as it was in years past and simply enacting a slew of new regulations that are really nothing more than an elaborate wealth redistribution scheme is not the answer. As to the "debate" about global warming being over, they are right. It is over and the AGW crowd has been shown to be the liars and profiteers that some of us suspected all along.

Voting System: Well this is really liberal speak for "we will recount until we get the results we want".

And the MSM wonders why their readership and subscription levels are falling like rocks off a cliff...

Maybe Fox cable news will hire him.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Olbermann, the gift that keeps on giving!

This is just too funny!

Keith Olbermann makes remarks about the "tea party" events, basically call them a "whites only" club and asks where are any minorities.

The Texas Tea Party group creates a video specifically inviting Keith to their up coming event so that he can see for himself that it is an inclusive movement and has some representatives of the "non-white" persuasion in the video as well. Additionally, they include that the Texas Tea Party appears to be more diverse than the MSNBC prime lineup of anchors as it does not seem to include any persons of color, a clear case of pot calling kettle...

Keith declines to attend siting an illness in the family (a perfectly acceptable reason for not being able to attend) but follows it up with some of his typical snide remarks to the effect that one person of color does not a diverse movement make and why are you not inviting more?

Well Keith, you did not say "show me 50 or 100", you said "where are they". The invitation video show some persons of color and specifically asked that you attend so you could see for yourself how diverse these gatherings are. Fine that you declined but don't then complain that the invitation did not include "enough" minorities.

Also, this "tea party thing" is not a club. ANYONE can show up and participate. No invitation needed! It is advertised and it is promoted (though not by anyone in the MSM) and it is OPEN to all comers and are attended by a very diverse group of people unlike (apparently) the major anchors chairs at MSNBC. If you could ever bring yourself to attend one, you would see that.

Misandry - Men Don't Exist

Interesting video that attempts to show how society devalues men. The creator makes some interesting and valid points.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Flexible Sheets Capture Energy from Movement

Cool! The uses for this type of technology are many!

The massive, would be a softer roadway covered with this that used the car weight driven deflection to generate electricity to power the road signals.

The minimal would be a jacket that powers / recharges your portable equipment from your movements.

And everything in between!

I spy with my little eye...

School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home.

The school district admits that student laptops were shipped with software for covertly activating their webcams, but denies wrongdoing.

I believe them, how about you?

How to really loose a staring contest

Yes I know this is "old news" (I fell behind in postings, happens) but it is still GOOD news that needs to be shared.

Unionized Rhode Island Teachers Refuse To Work 25 Minutes More Per Day, So Town Fires All Of Them

The school superintendent in Rhode Island is trying to fix a really bad school system. Along with some other changes, the superintendent wanted all teachers to extend their day by 24 minutes to enable student counseling sessions, tutoring, etc. The union said no, not without more money.

The teachers at this high school already make $70,000 to $78,000 per year whereas the median income in the town where this school is located, averages $22,000.

The union was warned that there would be consequences of saying no, the union thought the superintendent would blink. Seems that the union picked the wrong time and person to have a staring contest with.

If you really want to fix the school systems, allow school choice by way of vouchers. Allow any child to apply to any school. Allow that child's allocation of funds to follow them to whatever school they attend. If the current public school system is so good, why don't the president's kids go?


Keith Olbermann gets a personal invitation to attend the Dallas Tea Party, will he show?

Somehow I don't think so...