Sub Par Handicap

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 24, 2014 by andelino

Subpar Obama 01According to the American Thinker, the Masters 2014 Golf tournament in Augusta, GA was marked by a plethora of “anti” Obama posters, making fun of Obama’s golf presidency with clever captions like “Sub Par” and “If you like your handicap, you can keep your handicap.”

I have already written about this type of conservative “counter-culture” when dozens of posters of golfing Obama captioned “Sub Par” had been spotted inside and outside the PGA’s golf tournament near the “upscale and liberal” Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.

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The same “mysterious” artist, apparently, is determined to travel from “one golf tournament to another,” challenging the “rich and connected” Obama supporters who “shell out” thousands of dollars for the tickets, and “urging” them to take a better look at Barack Obama’s “disastrous presidency” in a symbolic language they can understand.

More “pictures” from Augusta can be found here: Obama Posters at The Masters Augusta 2014.

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Notice how the cropped “Guest Parking” sign in the picture has become “Jest Parking.” We can only wish this presidency was a jest.

Additionally, it appears that this time this anonymous artist has a Zazzle store where you can buy “Sub Par” posters, t-shirts, mugs, and other merchandize to “support” his future operations.

I definitively will “celebrate” Obama’s accomplishments of being a “sub par” presidency.

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Liberal or Conservative

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2014 by andelino

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John Hibbing and his colleagues are “pioneering” research on the physiological underpinnings of political ideology through scientific machinery like eye tracker devices and skin conductance sensors.

At the center of the research are scholars working at the intersection of “psychology, biology, and politics.”

The leader in the field is John Hibbing, a political scientist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln whose “Political Physiology Laboratory” has been producing some pretty stunning results.

“We know that liberals and conservatives are really deeply different on a variety of things,” Hibbing explains on the latest episode of the Inquiring Minds podcast.

“It runs from their tastes, to their cognitive patterns—‘how they think about things, what they pay attention to’—to their physical reactions. We can measure their sympathetic nervous systems, which is the “fight-or-flight” system. And liberals and conservatives tend to respond very differently.”

This is not fringe science.

One of  Hibbing’s pioneering papers on the “physiology of ideology” was published in none other than the top-tier journal “Science” in 2008. It found that “political” partisans on the left and the right differ significantly in their “bodily” responses to threatening stimuli.

For example, startle reflexes after hearing a loud noise were stronger in conservatives. And after being shown a variety of threatening images (“a very large spider on the face of a frightened person, a dazed individual with a bloody face, and an open wound with maggots in it,” according to the study), conservatives also exhibited greater skin conductance—a moistening of the sweat glands that indicates arousal of the sympathetic nervous system, which manages the body’s “fight-or-flight” response.

It all adds up, according to Hibbing, to what he calls a “negativity bias” on the right. Conservatives, Hibbing’s research suggests, go through the world more attentive to negative, threatening, and disgusting stimuli—“and then they adopt tough, defensive, and aversive ideologies to match that perceived reality.”

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In a 2012 study, Hibbing and his colleagues showed as much through the use of “eye-tracking devices” like the one shown above. Liberals and conservatives were fitted with devices that tracked their gaze, and were shown a series of four-image collages containing pictures that were either “appetitive” (e.g., something happy or positive) or “aversive” (showing something threatening, scary, or disgusting).

The eye-tracking device allowed the researchers to “measure” where the research subjects first “fixed their gaze, how long it took them to do so, and then how long they tended to dwell on different images.”

The results of Hibbing’s study were clear. The conservatives tended to focus their eyes much more rapidly on the negative or aversive images, and also to dwell on them for a lot longer.

The authors therefore concluded that based on results like these, “those on the political right and those on the political left may simply experience the world differently.”

“Maybe you’ve had this experience, watching a political debate with somebody who disagrees with you,” says Hibbing. “And you discuss it afterwards. And it’s like, ‘Did we watch the same debate?’ And in some respects, you didn’t. And I think that’s what this research indicates.”

You might also enjoy these brief “excerpts” from Prof. Ryan’s paper “Are Conservatives Human?” on your way to “Next Tuesday.”

“Principles such as fairness enjoin torture and diminish prejudice. Liberals are able to support a national health care system… abstract cognition allows liberals to tolerate a threat to individual survival such as taxation because they can picture in their minds the way taxation indirectly helps them and us all” and again later in this masterwork this… “It is difficult to imagine how two such profoundly different Human forms could cooperate especially since only one of the parties sees selective advantage in such cooperation”.

I recall having seen a similar “research” on the Internet where they came up with more “pictorial” scientific brain maps.

The Brain Disorder of Conservatives

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Thankfully, this “profound” science is much closer to “answering” our most compelling question.

“Can the conservative brain be fixed by progressive liberal psychology?”

Stay tuned until “Next Tuesday.”

If you look too long into the Obama symbols you could damage your retina

If you look too long into the Obama symbols you could damage your retina.

Archie Dies

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 23, 2014 by andelino

Archie Andrews Dies 00Archie Andrews, the comic world’s “good-hearted small-town hero,” will sacrifice his own life to “save” a friend at the conclusion of the series “Life with Archie.”

The shocking news about the “iconic” pop culture character was announced by “Archie Comics” publisher Jon Goldwater.

Archie will die in July’s “Life with Archie #36,” a forthcoming issue of the “flash-forward” series is exploring the “character’s life” after high school and college.

“We’ve been building up to this moment since we launched ‘Life with Archie’ five years ago and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archie’s life as an adult had to also show his “final moment,” Goldwater said in a statement.

“This story is going to inspire a wide range of reactions because we all feel so close to Archie. Fans will laugh, cry, jump off the edge of their seats and hopefully understand why this comic will go down as one of the most important moments in Archie’s entire history. It’s the biggest story we’ve ever done, and we’re supremely proud of it.”

Amazing! Such “stunning” realization that one’s “death” is the most important “moment” in one’s life!

This is going to have people lining up at the “ObamaCare” extermination camps in droves!

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The subsequent issue (#37) will “jump” forward a year and look at how the rest of the Riverdale crew — “including his love interests Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, best friend Jughead Jones and friend/nemesis Reggie Mantle” — dealt with his death.

In recent years, Archie Comics has branched out into more “contemporary” story lines, including those involving its first “gay” characters, and nontraditional “spinoff” series.

For instance, the publisher teamed up with TV’s high school music show “Glee” for a crossover project, called on “controversial” Girls creator Lena Dunham to pen a four-issue story and waded into the “horror comic genre” with the series “Afterlife with Archie,” which features the Riverdale gang encountering things like “zombies, other undead creatures and magical incantations.”

Well, Archie hasn’t been the same since Veronica and Betty found out they were “gay and got married” and Jughead “converted” to Islam.

It breaks my “heart” to learn that Archie, the “freckle-faced” teenager who has graced comic books since 1941, is “going to die.”

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At last, he no “longer” has to suffer “interracial and gay” relationships.

Gosnell Film

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on April 23, 2014 by andelino

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Producers attempting to “crowd-fund” a film about convicted “baby-killer” Kermit Gosnell have “scored” several Hollywood “endorsements” in recent weeks.

Nick Searcy, who plays Art Mullen in FX’s TV series “Justified,” voiced his support for the film, titled “Gosnell,” in a video posted to YouTube.

Kevin and Sam Sorbo, also actors, released a similar video of support April 3.

“He is the most prolific serial killer in American history. He killed hundreds of babies, perhaps thousands in a 30 year killing spree,” Searcy says in the video.

“Kermit Gosnell was an abortion doctor, and in his clinic babies were born breathing, moving, crying, and then he would stab them to death. And he did it again and again and again.”

Producers Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segieda have set up an IndieGoGo “crowd-funding” campaign to raise “money” for the film, which they say is a story the mainstream media and Hollywood have “ignored” for political reasons.

“This is a story that needs to be told,” Searcy says in the video. “But no one wants to talk about it because the details are too damaging to certain political agendas.”

More than 9,000 people have “contributed” $777,538 to the project so far. The goal is to “raise” $2.1 million by May 12, making the “campaign” one of the most “ambitious” attempts at “crowd-funding” a film ever.

McAleer, McElhinney and Segieda raised over $200,000 for their last film, “FrackNation,” via crowd-funding.

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Gosnell was “convicted” in May 2013 on three murder charges and 21 “felony” counts of “illegal late-term abortion”, among “other” charges.

He is currently “serving” a taxpayer paid “life” sentence.

Mosque Tolerance

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 22, 2014 by andelino

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Tolerance 04Jiggs McDonald, a NHL Hall of Fame broadcaster speaking in Orillia, Ontario, says, “I am truly perplexed that so many of my friends are against another Mosque being built in Toronto.

I think it should be the goal of every Canadian to be tolerant regardless of their religious beliefs.

Thus the Mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.

“That is why I also propose that two nightclubs be opened next door to the Mosque,” thereby promoting tolerance from within the Mosque.

We could call one of the clubs, a gay club, ‘The Turban Cowboy,” and the other a topless bar called “You Mecca Me Hot.”

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Gay Muslim

Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in “pork,” and adjacent to that an open pit “barbecue pork” restaurant, called “Iraq o’ Ribs.”

Across the street there could be a lingerie store called “Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret,” with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods.

Next door to the “lingerie shop” there would be room for an adult sex toyshop, “Koranal Knowledge” its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store called “Morehammered.”

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“All of this would encourage Muslims to demonstrate the tolerance they demand of us, so their Mosque issue would not be a problem for others.”

Yes, we should promote “tolerance”, and you can do your part by “passing” this on to your Muslim friends.

 

 

The Art of Leadership

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 22, 2014 by andelino

“A President’s Personal Diplomacy”

“I place a high priority on personal diplomacy. Getting to know a fellow world leader’s personality, character, and concerns made it easier to find common ground and deal with contentious issues. That was a lesson I had picked up from Dad, who was one of the great practitioners of personal diplomacy.” – Former President George W. Bush

George W. Bush’s solo art show “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy” has just opened at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas.

Moving on from paintings of dogs and bath time, the exhibit features 30 oil-on-board paintings of “world” leaders.

It appears as if they are all “lazy” reproductions of Google “image” search results.

Here are some of the 43rd president’s “paintings” alongside the Google images that “inspired” them.

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George W. Bush “The man, the former president, the painter.”

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Painting of his father and former U.S. president George H.W. Bush.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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Israeli politician Ehud Olmert.

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Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh.

John Howard, the Australian prime minister, in a photographic portrait and as he was painted by Bush

John Howard, the Australian prime minister.

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Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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British former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Religious Leader Dalai Lama.

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Former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga Former Ghanaian President John Kufuor Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Former French President Jacques Chirac

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Former Tonight Show Host Jay Leno.

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Barack Hussein Obama “Hope & Change”

I can’t believe Bush has a hobby painting “portraits” of world leaders and having the “audacity” to use Google images!

President Obama would have loaded up a “Air Force One” with a full security detail and flown – “at taxpayer expense” - to each country and had the leaders “sit for their portraits”, while Michelle and kids travel to a “secret” destination for another “exotic” multi-million dollar vacation.

Gender Pay Gap

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on April 21, 2014 by andelino

Gender Pay Gap 00It is often said that working women earn 77 cents on the dollar in the United States compared to men.

President Obama said on April 8, ”Today, the average full-time working woman earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns…in 2014, that’s an embarrassment. It is wrong.”

Troubling stuff. Obama announced with great fanfare an “executive order” banning federal contractors from “retaliating” against employees who discuss their wages.

The latest presidential action is like a “three-foot bridge over a thousand-foot chasm”, though. Nor would the “Paycheck Fairness Act” that is currently stalled in Congress “solve the problem,” given that “pay discrimination” on the basis of sex is already illegal.

When you look at the statistics, you will realize that far “broader legislation” is needed to close the “innumerable pay gaps” in American life.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics survey for 2012, the real figure for median usual weekly income of women compared to men is 81 cents on the dollar. But is that any less bothersome?

After all the progress women have made, shouldn’t they now be making exactly the same amount as men? Perhaps women should be paid even more, to make up for “past” discrimination or merely to punish men for exerting their “masculine” privilege for far too long.

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Yet addressing the “male-female” pay gap GPS -2.27% simply raises the question of what to do about all the “other pay” gaps.

Consider that (see p. 10 of the survey) the “median weekly income” for a US adult worker is $768. Among black men that figure is $665. Black men, therefore, make only 87 cents on the dollar compared to all workers.

Among black women that figure is even more dire: 78 cents on the dollar. The president should back a bill – “call it the African-American Wage Equality Act” — to address the “wage gap” between black Americans and Americans overall.

But why stop with black Americans? Latino Americans are doing even worse. The median usual weekly wage among Latino men who hold full time jobs is only $592 — that’s 77 cents on the dollar compared to all Americans.

Latino women, shockingly, earn only 68 cents on the dollar compared to all Americans. The president needs to put before Congress a “Latino Pay Equality Act” to ensure that Latinos are no longer “ripped off” by our economic system.

Many other worrying pay gaps remain, though. Asian women ‘s median usual weekly wage is almost exactly the same as that of Americans as a whole, so that’s satisfactory, but among Asian men the situation becomes truly frightening.

Asian men earn an astounding 137 cents on the dollar compared to Americans overall. An emergency “Asian Men’s Pay Reduction Act” must quickly be proposed and enacted by Congress to address this imbalance.

And yet, the more laws we pass to remedy these various disparities, the more obvious it becomes that we haven’t gotten to the cruelest and most sordid pay anomalies.

Food-service managers are royalty– paid $744 a week — compared to the drudges who actually work the till. “Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food” are paid a measly median wage of $382, according to the same 2012 BLS survey that provided the above statistics.

So front line, entry-level fast-food workers are paid only 51 cents on the dollar compared to their managers. Are these two jobs really that different?

Perhaps before any of the laws above are enacted, we should rush to rectify this injustice with the “Burger Kings Not Burger Serfs Act,” which would mandate that everyone who works in a given fast-food establishment be paid exactly the same wage, “regardless of skills, experience, or education.”

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Senate and House Democrats argue for the passage of the paycheck fairness act

Now we’re making some headway at last. Outlawing “pay discrimination” based on those factors opens the doors to “criminalizing” pay discrimination based on “career choices, hours worked, market demand, working conditions, flexibility of schedule and all the other factors that go into wages.”

Did you know that the median wage for aerospace engineers is $1,645 a week? For lawyers $1909 dollars a week? For architectural and engineering managers $2,122 a week?

Compared to these workers, food preparation and serving workers are getting paid only 23 cents on the dollar, 20 cents on the dollar and an unseemly and brutally unfair 18 cents on the dollar. Are any of these Americans “more or less” deserving than any others?

Isn’t it “unfair” that some are “rewarded” for having jobs that demand more “intelligence, dedication or training?” Or longer working hours, less congenial working conditions or a greater tolerance for danger?

It’s a fact that American women, for all of these reasons and others, are paid less than men. But other groups suffer as much pay discrimination as women, if not more.

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President Obama, you’re thinking “far too” small. Forget all of the “above” legislation. Don’t bother with “meaningless” executive orders that solve the “nonexistent” problem of workers being “forbidden to discuss their pay with one another.”

The “Equal Pay for Everyone Act” would mandate that employers stop “discriminating” on the basis of economic value, and pay all “working” Americans exactly the “same wage every week, forever.”

We for sure are living in the glorious world of “Next Tuesday!”

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