June 26, 2013

Gif from a friend.

Way too many years ago a talented artist friend of mine did a series of drawings. I was the subject.

Bob Vandewalle took a photo of me from a toga party and the AD&D Monster manual drawing of a Doppelganger and did a metamorphosis series of five hand drawn pictures.

Yesterday I found the pictures, after a good 30+ years.  I scanned each in and handed them over to my multi-media savvy artist of a Daughter.  She made them into an animated GIF and viola!  Something I always wanted!

June 10, 2013

To Recap.

Benghazi exposed that this administration will lie about the death of four Americans in order to get reelected.    The administration lied about it to the public, lied about it to Congress.

The IRS Tea Party scandal exposed that the regime openly, willingly, laughingly suppressed its opposition.  They denied tax-exempt status to organizations assembled by their political enemies.

The AP Fox News Department of Justice probe showed that the top Obama administration figures were willing to use the FBI to go after the press, especially the opposition press, Fox News.   This administration has named its enemies and has encouraged people to disregard it.

The NSA phone record monitoring.  This showed that Eric Holder, and Obama, ordered the data mining against Americans on a scale never even imagined before and without warrants from the FISA court.

We are being placated by the Administration saying: "Don't worry about it.  Standard operating procedure. Government does this and we should be glad the government does this."

David Petraeus comes to mind and the outing of his affair.  Somebody knew about it, and somebody outed him.  And it happened for political reasons. Meta-data?

Then we have the existence of secret e-mail accounts.  This shows that the administration has political appointees who are engaging in activity that is absent oversight.

Because secret e-mail accounts are not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests, and they prevent any official record of activity.

Even the worst Right-Wing paranoid fears could not have proven more wickedly accurate.  Will we survive this Administration?

June 09, 2013

Boycotting to censor.

The Albert Einstein Institution defines an economic boycott as, "The withdrawal or withholding of economic cooperation in the form of buying, selling, or handling of goods or services, often accompanied by efforts to induce others to do likewise. It may be practiced on local, regional, national, or international levels."

Rush Limbaugh, was the focus of a boycott after he outed Sandra Fluke as a slut.  To recap, she insisted that the government subsidise her birth control for sexual escapades.  Rush apologized, which incited more vitriol from the left.  Sandra Fluke did not accept the apology and neither did the mainstream media party.

Instead a boycott of Rush's advertisers and the stations he appeared on was organized.  This did cause some fiscal issues for Limbaugh, but nothing he couldn't weather.  Some of the stations were hit very hard, as the boycott wrongly targeted block advertisements.  Overall the boycott did not have the desired effect of shutting down his pulpit.  In fact the rebound that took place shows that businesses are more interested in number of people they can reach than ideology.  In fact one of the former advertising companies took quite a hit in sales.  Another company is reported to been denied advertising by Rush because of their participation in the boycott.

I think it was a tempest in a teapot, and a peek into the intolerance the progressives show to opinions that deviate from their ideological narrative.  I am just glad to see bullying failed.

June 07, 2013

Deceit or Editing? Censorship rears its head.

I was surprised to see a bastion of Liberal news and Obama support actually come out with a condemnation article. Although, the scandal cascade has produced some alarming revelations.

When I went back to review the NYT editorial today, I was perplexed.  It did not read the same.  Sure enough for some reason a red pen came out and toned down the harshness.  Or censored?

NewsDiffs tracked the changes.  The Daily Caller picked up on the changes as well and wrote about it as well.

I can see editing for verification, spelling, punctuation and brevity.  Content?  Not so much.