Cryptowit Quote Puzzle 11-17-13

Cryptowit Quote Puzzle 11-17-13 by William W. Lawrence Sr.

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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present
Golda Meir

ObamaCare Unworkable Says Toomey

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa) has issued the below statement regarding ObamaCare. He spells it out rather well. ObamaCare Unworkable Says Toomey

This week, the Obama Administration announced enrollment numbers for the President’s health care law. Just 106,185 Americans have been able to sign up. As NBC News reporter Luke Russert tweeted, Penn State’s Beaver Stadium can comfortably seat all of those enrollees.

These enrollment numbers are further evidence that the President’s health care law is a train wreck. Even more troubling, millions are losing health coverage they like because the President deemed those plans inadequate and failed to make good on his promise that “if you like your plan, you can keep it.”

Even the President recognized this was a problem. Yesterday, he announced what is, at best, a temporary fix to postpone this disaster until after the next election. This is little comfort to the millions of Americans who will now lose their insurance coverage next year.

The faulty website is only the tip of the iceberg. It is not technical glitches that will doom this system; it is the fact that the President’s health care law forces people to buy overpriced health plans they don’t want, hikes taxes, and puts important, personal health care decisions in the hands of politicians and bureaucrats instead of patients and their doctors. The whole law is unworkable.

ObamaCare Unworkable Says Toomey

Obama Criticism Racist Says Oprah

Obama Criticism Racist Says OprahOprah Winfrey, who once upon a time had an influential daytime talk show, says criticism of President Barack Obama is often (likely?) racist.

“There’s a level of disrespect for the office that occurs. And that occurs in some cases and maybe even many cases because he’s African American. There’s no question about that and it’s the kind of thing nobody ever says but everybody’s thinking it.”

You have it completely wrong Miss Winfrey. It is not the color of the President’s skin upon which he is being judged. It’s the content of his character.

Obama Criticism Racist Says Oprah



PC Police, Go Away

By Chris Freind PC Police, Go Away

Pop question: What college major would provide an aspiring journalist the best chance of landing a job? Communications? Broadcast journalism? News production?

None of the above. Instead, if you want to be taken seriously in today’s news industry, there’s only one course to master.

Comedy 101.

Apparently, we now take late night comedians so seriously, construing their every word as gospel truth, that we’ve elevated them to the same level as national news anchors.

Just look at the mammoth firestorm engulfing late night’s Jimmy Kimmel. During a recent unscripted segment of his “Kids Table” skit, where children discuss complicated issues in a funny way, Kimmel asked how the U.S. should handle Chinese ownership of American debt. A 6-year-old boy joked, “Kill everyone in China.”

That was it. World War III. And the uproar continues. Organized protests are occurring in cities from coast-to-coast, including 27 this past weekend. Picketers are demonstrating against ABC and its network affiliates. Demands are being made to fire Kimmel and cut the show. “Kids Table” has been dropped entirely, and the segment in question has been edited out of future reruns. To top it off, because 100,000 signatures have been gathered via the parameters of the White House’s “We the People” online initiative, the White House must officially issue a comment.

So what’s the beef? Well, as the petition puts it, “They (ABC and Kimmel) had a choice not to air this racist program, which promotes racial hatred. The program is totally unacceptable and it must be cut. A sincere apology must be issued. It is extremely distasteful and this is the same rhetoric used in Nazi Germany against Jewish people.”

And of course, ABC has played right into the hands of this politically correct madness. It, and Kimmel, have issued numerous apologies, though one wonders if they meet the “sincere” threshold demanded by the petition (numerous protest groups have outright rejected the apologies). So let’s get this straight. ABC was “wrong” for airing a funny segment on a comedy show, but somehow it’s OK to carry protest signs depicting Kimmel as Hitler and saying he supports genocide?

The chairman of the Roundtable of Chinese American Organizations, in saying that ABC’s apology wasn’t enough, wants the network to “do something in the future to avoid terrorist violence,” whatever that means.

It’s obvious that these people have completely lost their minds. Thank God, we don’t have any really pressing issues, like health care, immigration, and yes, our massive debt.

Crisis management experts claim that ABC did the right thing by jumping out front and engaging in damage control. Wrong. They got suckered and received the worst of both worlds — apologizing for something that warranted no apology and being told it was nowhere near good enough. Now it’s still backpedaling with no end in sight.

Ironically, that didn’t solve the crisis, but only set the stage for another one, as the bar has been lowered for the next person who gets “offended” by a comedian’s joke. ABC should have simply said, “It’s a comedy show. It was a joke. Get over yourself.” But corporate intelligence is an oxymoron, and ABC proved that.

Hopefully, most Americans see this backlash against Kimmel for what it is: A small group of loudmouths with nothing better to do, looking for 15 seconds of fame by trying to garner widespread media attention.

While it’s ridiculous to even address the oversensitive types who feel offended, the level of media hype necessitates we look at this in a rational, common-sense way:

1. Notwithstanding the obtuseness of those incapable of grasping what a “joke” is, it’s preposterous to call the skit racist, bigoted or that it “promoted fascism” since — and this is worth repeating — it was a joke! “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is not “World News Tonight;” it is, and always has been, a comedy show, with the goal of making people laugh. What part of that don’t people understand?

2. Given No. 1, as well as the fact that the person who made the joke was all of 6, it’s safe to say that nothing said should be taken seriously. Nothing. Doing so demonstrates a pathetic propensity for acting like a space cadet.

3. Let’s look at the criticism literally. Does anyone of sound mind really believe Jimmy Kimmel hates Chinese people? And that the best way to reduce America’s debt is to murder its creditors? (If so, we should all be worried, since the American people themselves own the lion’s share). Is Kimmel really the next Adolf Hitler, and is “Live” just a front for him to execute his grand plan of wiping out the world’s Chinese? Finally, did this skit show his true intention of trying to be the world’s foremost genocidal comedian?

4. What’s next? Cut “American Idol” if a contestant or judge says something we don’t like? Censor stand-up comedians? Put a politically correct rating on all TV shows and movies? Don’t laugh. Our ultra-sensitivity is taking us right down that path.

You can tell a lot about a society by its sense of humor. The strong ones have the ability to laugh, poke fun, and engage in self-deprecating humor, made possible by an innate confidence and the ability not to take itself too seriously.

Conversely, societies that live in fear, get “offended” at the drop of a hat and attempt to sanitize everything with the goal of complete homogenization put themselves on the path to self-destruction. Political correctness rules the day, common sense goes out the window, and a bitter resentment grows as people feel they can only express themselves behind closed doors, fearful of being labeled insensitive, racist, bigoted, and yes, even genocidal. And despite the recognition among many that such “rules” are detrimental, they nonetheless succumb to them all too often.

It’s time for the American people, and yes, American companies, to grow a backbone and push back against this rising tide of insanity. No more backing down for innocent jokes and no more apologies to people whose entire existence is predicated upon yelling that they’re “offended.”

If anything needs to be killed, it’s political correctness and the massive insecurity blanket that it has thrown on top of the dying American spirit.

And that’s no laughing matter.

Jimmy Kimmel, keep the laughs coming and show your critics that the real joke’s on them!

PC Police, Go Away

Cryptowit Quote Puzzle 11-16-13

Cryptowit Quote Puzzle 11-16-13 by William W. Lawrence Sr.

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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.
Frédéric Bastiat

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Fukushima Wasn’t Nuclear Disaster

Fukushima Wasn't Nuclear DisasterWhat happened March 11, 2011 in Fukushima, Japan wasn’t a nuclear disaster according to physicist Kelvin Kemm. Granted, it was a earthquake and tsunami disaster but the actual destruction caused by the core meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant was minor.

Kemm notes that there no deaths or injuries caused by radiation , and no private property damaged by radiation.

“What there was, was a major media feeding frenzy fueled by the rather remote possibility that there may have been a major radiation leak,” says Kemm.

Kemm notes that the only deaths caused by the meltdown were due to the forced evacuation of thousands of persons leading to heart attacks and disrupted medical treatment.

If a near half-century old nuclear plant can experience a nine magnitude earthquake and 30-foot tsunami without causing nuclear energy related deaths, then nuclear energy is a technology that should be encouraged.

For Kemm’s full article visit here.

Fukushima Wasn’t Nuclear Disaster

Daryl Metcalfe Responds

Daryl Metcalfe RespondsState Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-12) took to the floor of the Pennsylvania House to defend himself against attacks made against his character to the ire of the real bullies and bigots of our society.

Standing up to the bullies and bigot is something all people who care about things like the truth and other people should do. Well done Rep. Metcalfe.

Watch Metcalfe defend himself here:

Daryl Metcalfe Responds


Cryptowit Quote Puzzle 11-15-13

Cryptowit Quote Puzzle 11-15-13 by William W. Lawrence Sr.

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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.
Christopher Columbus

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Gordon Denlinger Seeks Brubaker Seat

Gordon Denlinger Seeks Brubaker SeatState Rep. Gordon Denlinger, the Republican whose 99th District is contained in Lancaster County, is seeking to replace retiring State Senator Mike Brubaker in that body’s 36th District.

It’s a safe Republican district.

Denlinger is the brother-in-law of former State Rep. Sam Rohrer, who is one our favorites here, and is strongly endorsed by taxpayer activist Fran Coppock, who is Sam’s aunt.

On the other hand, taxpayer activist Bob Guzzardi is rather cool to Denlinger’s candidacy noting that Brubaker had not proven himself to be The Forgotten Taxpayer’s friend” and that he fears Denlinger will simply follow his lead. Guzzardi cites Denlinger’s votes for the debt increasing Capital Budget.

Mrs. Coppock simply asks that potential voters and supporters check him out.

Gordon Denlinger Seeks Brubaker Seat

Cryptowit Quote Puzzle 11-14-13

Cryptowit Quote Puzzle 11-14-13 by William W. Lawrence Sr.

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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don’t believe in the good old words because we don’t believe in good old values anymore. And that’s why the world is sick.
Lin Yutang