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People - Cornyn, McConnelThe Establishment Republicans have cast their lot with the Democrats. They actually did it years ago but have somehow hid it. And I admit this is largely the fault of conservatives. We so hope for some meaningful opposition to the road to hell we as a nation are on, that we have been willing to bestow principles on those who don’t have them, and never will. I hope (and think) the fooling and pretending are getting harder and harder to do. It’s time the charlatans are exposed and I’ll continue to try and do my little part.

In the latest example, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Whip John Cornyn (from Texas) are siding with Harry Reid. Behind the scenes they “are actively whipping Senators to shut down debate on the House continuing resolution so that Harry Reid can gut it with just 51 votes.” (Senior Staffer in Senate) This means they are using their positions to pressure other Republicans to allow amendments (with just 51 votes) against the House Bill to continue funding the government (minus Obamacare) as led by Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The amendments they (Establishment Republicans) want to allow is for the reinstatement of the Obamacare funding.

The Democrats aren’t leading the fight to push the Obamacare train-wreck forward, the Establishment Republicans are doing it for them. “To be clear, nobody is fighting harder to make sure Obamacare is funded than Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn.” (Senior Staffer in Senate)

And I would be OK with that. I would even respect it… IF these guys would own up to what they are doing instead of this behind-closed-doors crap. But they intend to continue (as they have for years) to do one thing (we’ll call that substance) and put forth the image of something else (we’ll call that appearances). The “Me-Too” party has learned this lesson well from their co-conspirators.

Sure, both McConnell and Cornyn have publicly stated that they oppose a filibuster from Cruz to prevent Reid from adding funding for Obamacare to the continuing resolution (government funding)… but with the other hand they point Reid to another avenue, another back-door to accomplish the same thing. Not only that they run interference for the Majority Leader. It’s disingenuous at best.

And once they have helped the Democrats to defeat Cruz, the House, and us (conservatives); they will switch to appearance mode. They will then vote AGAINST Reid’s amendment that they made possible in the first place.

“I intend to support the House bill that defunds Obamacare and will vote against a bill that funds it.” — Senator John Cornyn (on Tweeter)

“Once it’s a 51-vote threshold, both McConnell and Cornyn will hide behind a ‘no’ vote on Reid’s amendment—so they will have yet another show vote.” (Senior Staffer in Senate) Again, appearance over substance.

I would say it is time… but it’s not. It is past time (years past time) for conservatives to realize that the Republican Party is not only not our friends, but are our enemies. They smile, they pretend, the talk the talk, but that’s all there is. Their actions, (the substance behind who they are), are against us. WE (conservatives are the RINOs) and we need to stop pretending and move on.

The meaning behind “I Am the RINO”.
I’ve always called many of the old Republican stalwarts RINOs (Republican in Name Only)… but lately I’ve come to question that label as it applies to them. When you hear someone use the term. It really means the individual is not “conservative” as if “Republican” and “conservative” are synonymous. They’re not. They never were. And I’ve decided never will be.

I’ve come to question if the likes of John McCain are RINOs. Now I think maybe HE is what the Republican Party was, is, and always will be… which means I’ve been the RINO all along. One thing is for sure… ONE of us is a RINO. And now, I’ve reached a point where I don’t know which. And I’ve reached a point where I don’t really care. I just want the question settled so we can part ways, amicably or not.

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Concept - Credibility - DictionaryWe (and by “we” I mean Obama and his administration) have really screwed the pooch on this one. It’s just the latest example of the wages of “Pussy Diplomacy”.

Our main problem with Syria (and our foreign policy in general) is in the value of words. Words mean things. People, (and governments and tyrants) watch them and the actions that follow to back them up… they then place value (capitol) on the words based on how true the original words were. (On a side note this is a currency still accumulated and spent on the world stage… but has completely lost its value domestically. Here rhetoric is king thanks to the Main Stream Media.)

We (and by “we” I mean Obama) have little or no capitol in our words. Our enemies don’t fear us (because of the past actions behind our words); and our allies don’t trust us. And who can blame either of them?

Instead of rehashing all the situations that have brought us to this low point, you can read my previous entry (Been There, Done That, Doing it Again – The Consequences of Being Seen as American Pussies).

People - Obama, Barack - Red LineOne More Example:
I will recount one instance here that happened since that posting that is a great example of the problem I am describing. It’s even specific to Syria.

Of course Obama talked big a year or so ago; warning Syria not to use Chemical weapons… or else that would be a “red line”. Of course this was nothing less than Obama spending the capitol of words backed by the actions of previous Presidents. As an amateur he gave no thought to the capitol that would need to be built by his actions. Obama understands only the concept of spending and consuming… not saving or building up.

When that line was obviously crossed months ago… Obama hemmed and hawed and finally… finally… announced that we would send “small arms” to the rebels fighting Assad. Everybody knew this was wuss-out. He might as well have sent them boxes of condoms to throw at Assad’s tanks and jets. But that’s not the end of it… He didn’t even follow through on that meager threat. Nothing to date has been sent. He wussed-out on the wuss-out. His words… his threat… meant nothing. The man IS an amateur and a pussy!

As I said a couple of weeks ago… “If we say we’ll act when a line is crossed, we act. If we’re not really willing to act then we shut the $#@# up! Just doing what we say will go a long way in gaining the respect we need to operate in the world.”

Now the line is crossed again. And Obama seems ready to act this time. No really… Assad has gone tooooo far…

So Obama says this is “not about regime change” so Assad can rest assured he isn’t going anywhere. There will be no boots on the ground and this will be an exercise that is completed in hours, not days, so Assad can just wait it out. We can do this anytime we want (days, weeks, months) so we’re not really committing to anything here other than lobbing a few hundred missiles at most. And even though he doesn’t need it; he’s going to let Congress vote on it, seeking their approval; but it’s not so important that we’re going to actually call them in now. We’ll just wait until they get back.

All this is just another look at amateur hour.

And where are our allies in all of this? The UK? They’re out. Germany? Nope. Italy? Insists on a U.N. mandate (which is laughable). France? Still In? One out of four… and the one is France! But again, who can blame them. I don’t. Our words no longer have any value. Depend on actions behind the words or Barack Obama and you’re bound to get screwed. Just ask Dr. Shakil Afridi doing 33 years in a Pakistan prison for helping us get Osama bin Laden.

Sure all this is Obama’s fault. His words and actions on the world stage; which I term “pussy diplomacy” is little more than one “amateur” mistake after another.

But what did we expect from a junior Senator with little or no experience in anything other than rabble rousing (community organizing) and teaching a few college classes. Sure he’s pretty (hansom), and talks the talk (rhetoric), and… and… that’s about it. But that seems to be all you need to be President of the United States these days.

I guess what I’m saying is we get the government (and President) we deserve… and boy are we getting it. Twice now! Buy hey, who can really put a value on a “light-skinned African American with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” — Harry Reid. Just look at the dividends that fact is paying in domestic policy and race relations.

People - Obama, Barack - Mickey Mouse EarsNow What?
So where do we go from here?

Long term? We as an American people need to elect real men (I don’t mean this as sexist) to the office of the Presidency. Rank amateurs no matter their skin pigmentation are still rank amateurs. Even Bill Clinton knew that.

“Obama doesn’t know how to be president. He doesn’t know how the world works. He’s incompetent. He’s an amateur!” — Bill Clinton

“A few years ago, this guy (Obama) would be getting us coffee.” — Bill Clinton (reportedly to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.))

Short term? I’ll admit I’m not sure what we need to do in Syria. My complaint and this post has more to do with how and why we are in such bad shape globally and diplomatically.

As in most of the Middle East, there are few if any good guys in these conflicts. If the rebels were half-way decent (not Sharia-law pushing radical extremists) and really wanting democracy and freedom… I’d say we take action. Real action and make sure they won. I would even be willing to help… If I thought they would set up a dictator or junta that was favorable to us for a decade or two; but I don’t.

They’re not our friends. They’re Islamic (which is the antipathy of democracy and freedom). And not the watered down Islam we pretend is prevalent (there or here). They’re nut-jobs vying for power; who will kill Jews and Christians (and their own people) and turn on us at their first opportunity. Who needs this crap?

Religion - Islam - Symbol and Book

The Obama “plan” (if it could be called that) will not protect the people being slaughtered by Assad or from the next tyrant who will take his place if we get him. As Obama campaigns (the only thing he is good at) to try and convince Congress and the American people that we should lob a limited number of missiles at Syria; to convince me, he’s got to show me a real plan to really help those people AND protect our interests over there. But this would have to appeal to reason and facts, which is not something Obama can do… his only tool is emotional manipulation. With that said, and with the understanding of what Obama has planned right now… I say No.

We need to shift our Middle East policy to reflect that we have few friends in the Muslim world; and if we do they’re really just rich secularist dictators from a Muslim culture. We need to weigh the benefits to us and take actions that support those benefits… and that’s it. We need value for our buck and nothing else. If anybody over there wants to be our “friends” let them prove it first.

The Syrian rebels want our help? OK. A few questions first. How will you purge the Al Qaeda elements in your ranks? What do you have to offer in return and what will you do to guarantee delivery? And please understand your answer will directly affect the level of support… if any…

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PeasObamacare is the law of the land. Enacted by Democrats (and a handful of RINOs) and upheld by the Supreme Court. It should be implemented as prescribed by the law passed.

And that’s the problem… or the death nail depending on your perspective.

If Obamacare was a meal, we would be well into the dessert course right now. Kids on parents insurance until 26, no denial for pre-existing conditions, and a few other benefits. The problem with this meal is dessert was served first. Everybody likes dessert (free stuff). But the peas… the peas (paying for it) are coming, and the process of preparing the peas is what many (including Democrats) have called a train wreck.

Obama (his administration) set aside a big helping of the peas today (July 3rd, 2013) delaying the “employer mandate” until 2015. If that date doesn’t’ ring any bells a better description of it would be “after the next round of elections”. Peas before or during an election are bad for the guys who dish them up; especially if they were elected on promises of “dessert for everyone, all the time; NO peas ever.”

Nobody Happy:
Obamacare is one of those messes where nobody is happy.

    Republicans aren’t happy because:

  1. They won’t it gone but can’t get rid of it.
  2. It going to hurt the economy and businesses.
  3. It’s another social program that will just expand the entrench big government.
    Democrats aren’t happy because:

  1. They thought it would be a slam dunk because they controlled both houses of Congress and the Presidency. That worked just fine for passing it… but now they have to implement it; without all that power.
  2. They thought it would be a slam dunk to get the people to eventually support it. They had the MSM behind them after all. [I would have made that bet too, but it didn’t work out.]
  3. They are pissed that Republicans (who now control the House) have blocked their efforts for more funding. They call this “obstruction”. [More on that below.]
  4. The behemoth bureaucracy needed to implement and run this thing is proving to be more incompetent than they expected. [The IRS corruption isn’t helping matters.]

GOP Obstruction:
With Obama’s announcement of delaying implementing the “employer mandate” the Democrats are trying to shift the blame for this (cover our asses) political decision to the Republicans; saying it’s their fault because they have obstructed implementation.

To an extent they are right… if you define “obstruction” as not giving them more money (a lot more money) than Obamacare was initially “projected” to cost. That is about the only power the Republicans have had (because they control the House which controls the purse strings). But it’s the Democrats who told the GOP to go suck and egg as far as drafting this piece of crap but then (because they needed to lie on the costs) gave the GOP the means to screw them over.

They Knew:
What do I mean by that? When the Democrats passed Obamacare they knew, KNEEEWWW that it would cost more (A LOT MORE) than they were appropriating for implementation. This was a cover your ass move on their part. They needed their fiscal “moderates” to be able to get re-elected. Their logic was, we control the government and we’ll just appropriate more when the time comes. So the bureaucrats burnt though the cash, the time came, AND the Democrats no longer had control of the purse strings.

They were like a contractor low balling a bid with the intention of demanding more money to finish the job. The problem being, the guys who inherited paying the bill didn’t want the job done in the first place. So the Republicans response has been “Do it for what you said it would cost… or don’t do it… guess which one we prefer.” (This is called “obstruction” by the Democrats.) And to be honest with you that’s exactly what I want the GOP to do.

What’s Fair:
Democrats should implement their law as they passed it and let the new health care system succeed or fail on its merits. To be fair that’s what needs to happen. Not that the Democrats have much choice in the matter right now.

Creative Funding:
So what do you do when you want something funded but have already spent all the money with the job half done? Sure the Dems have a chance to get more money from the exorbitant insurance premiums from the young’uns they convince to join (or fines from those who don’t); but that’s months down the road and they need money to spread the propaganda to convince them (the young’uns) to join.

To date, the Democratic plan has been for Kathleen Sebelius to shake down businesses (who have interests before her department) to try and get them to donate money to leftist organizations who will try to pull off the propaganda. This is one of those things where if a Republican had done it, he’d be in jail… but laws like this were passed to keep Republicans in check; not leftist or Democrats.

The Obama administration has also tried to recruit Hollywood (successfully) and Sports (NFL, NBA, etc) (not so successfully) to join in the propaganda campaign. Hopefully these guys (NFL, NBA… Hollywood not a chance) will have enough common sense to stay out of it.

I’m sure we’ll see more creative (some legal and some not so much) solutions to this problem. You can also be dam sure the Democrats will continue to throw hissy-fits concerning GOP “obstruction”. The key will be the 2014 Elections. And Obama seems to have put all his eggs in that basket. If the Democrats don’t take the House and maintain the Senate their options remain limited.

But the key to this debacle is simple. If the Democrats hadn’t lied about the cost of Obamacare (and they controlled both Houses… they didn’t have to do that) they wouldn’t be in the mess they are in today. They made this bed and hopefully they will eventually have to lie on it. But for now the consequence are put off again. By the time we are forced to eat any of those dam peas they’re going to be pretty rancid.

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And the Sheila Jackson Lee Talking Out Your Ass Award goes to…

Ed Markey A Dumbass

“It’s really not math. It’s just arithmetic. It’s very simple arithmetic. It’s not as complicated as math.” Democratic Rep. Ed Markey on why he is against the Keystone XL Pipeline (in a debate for the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated by former Sen. John Kerry)

Well, at least he’s being consistent with lefitst logic… It’s not a lie, it something other than the truth…

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I found this picture depicting the flight paths of the world very interesting. This was posted on the BBC web site and the solicited the opinion of various experts as to what it meant.

2013 05 - World Flight Paths

Art Critic: “It’s beautiful… dimensions… [Artist name drop to impress]… I would definitely exhibit these images…” [TL: Really not much useful; but what do you expect from an art-critic?]

Environmentalist: “Three brightest patches… [biggest greenhouse gases polluters]… historical responsibility… Asia is not that far behind… three main areas of the world producing aviation emissions… [They should pay.] [TL: Yep… what else would you expect from an Environmentalist?]

Aviation Consultant: “Europe bright… hubs close together… American hubs… Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Denver… in the US whether you go to heaven or hell, you have to go via Atlanta… going to see [in a] few years is more… Asia… Africa… South America.” [TL: Let’s hope this guy knows more about aviation that the progress likely in backwards nations run by dictators, juntas, and war lords.]

Data Visualization Expert: ” Visualizations… great… very clean… very simple… My concern… over-interpret… This is a snapshot… [Add color for number of people moving]… Hurricane Sandy… overlay map… environmental risks [TL: So initially he compliments it for being simple and clean and then says to change it so it’s not simple and clean anymore. I guess this is the art critic in him coming out.] [TL: Notice the he feels obligated to add political correct environmental BS.] If you were coming from another planet and you were looking at this, you might think there weren’t many people living in Africa or Latin America.” [TL: Finally… something insightful.]

Philosopher: It looks like a strange life-form… wonder what’s going on in the darker parts. [TL: Do you really not know?]… seeing… life of the species as a whole… as one organism… collective existence?… darkness… where the lights are denser… entangled and manic… beautiful… slightly psychotic.

Curmudgeon (TexasLynn) (not solicited for his opinion by the BBC): This map is interesting in what it doesn’t show more than what it does. Africa doesn’t exist as for as this map is concerned. South America barely registers. Even Mexico is completely dark (though maybe it would be a lot brighter is it showed unofficial flight paths of the drug trade). When you have corrupt governments leading sheep, and slaughtering them when it suits them; you’re lucky if have running water, or toilet paper. Air travel? No so much. There is no need for you (the sheep) to leave and no reason for someone from the outside to fly there.

As for the bright spots, it simple, it’s called civilization and commerce. We have it; they don’t, and the reasons why are simple. If we really wanted to help these “have-nots” we’d export capitalism and freedom. Step one… stop the hand-outs (generally funneled into the accounts of their overlords). Step two… offer to help them help themselves (which would involve them deposing their tyrants). Step three… follow through.

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People - Prope FrancisGreat! First, I’m dissing Islam and Muslims… Now I’m having issues with the new Pope! What’s a good Christian boy to do!? I kind-of liked the last one (the Pope that is), Benedict (he called a spade a spade); but I’ve really had no opinion on this new one, Francis, until now. He seems to have recently decided to bend to the world’s demands for political correctness. And that is bad; very bad for a Christian religious leader such as him.

So what’s my beef? His answer to the theological question of “If even atheists have been redeemed by Jesus?”

He kind-of answered the question (incorrectly) and then beat around the bushes for a while. (In my humble opinion.) His initial answer that was wrong was “Even them, everyone.” He proceeded to beat around the bush by including. “We all have the duty to do good… Just do good, and we’ll find a meeting point.”

THIS is pretty well what I would call an Oprah answer, a worldly answer; and it is probably shared by a majority of the people who would call themselves “Christians”. And it is wrong, dangerous, and the exact opposite of what Christ taught. I’ll explain further.

It’s an Oprah answer:
I remember years ago that Oprah (who I think considered herself a Christian, maybe she still does) stated that there are many paths to God/Heaven and it’s up to each of us to find the way that works for us. I think Pope Francis’ answer kind of takes this approach… the wrong approach.

Religion - Christian - Leave World for ChristThis is a Worldly Answer:
The World likes this approach and idea also. It’s the “Can’t we all just get along” approach. It pretends that we’re one big happy, equal, community; that everyone considers everyone else’s religious beliefs just another of many truths. Like the concept of Communism; it really sounds great on paper. In practice it requires a lot of rationalization and ignoring of obvious truths (see Islam as “the religion of peace” for example).

A majority of “Christians” probably believe this to be true and not knowing any better would profess as much. Most are Christians because of birth, they rarely attend services much less study the teachings of Christ and really don’t want to be bothered with the details of faith. That knowledge may require change and inconvenience and who wants that? Their desire for things not to be as screwed up as they are causes them to embrace this “We are the World” philosophy. I generally think of these people as CINOs (pronounced see-no’s); Christian in Name Only.

When people accept this world view they disregard the biblical warning of if you are of (embrace) this world you are not of the next (heaven/salvation). Thus Jesus’ warning, Matthew 7:21-23 (AMP) – Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven…

This answer is wrong from a Christian perspective because it’s not what Christ taught; plain and simple. If that (what Christ taught) is the standard by which you answer that question then no, atheists have not been redeemed by Jesus.

Now if you want to go by gut feelings, or what you think is right or should be… then that answer is perfectly fine; but be sure to clarify that it is not the answer taught by Christ. In other words, take off the Pope hat and say… now this is how I feel as a human being…

I know this may sound judgmental and even harsh; and I don’t mean it to be; so let me clarify further from what I believe IS a Christian (as taught by Christ) perspective. It is not my intention to scream at anyone that they are going to hell (that is not my place to say). I just want to make it clear that we ignore what Christ taught (if He is the Son of God) at our own peril.

Christ DID give his life for the remission of sins for every last atheists in the world. It is a gift of grace He offers to every atheists; just like he offers it to every sinner (that’s all of us). Thus he did what he did so that everyone (even atheists) have hope, have a chance, to be redeemed by Him. BUT this gift must be accepted. He is not going to grab you and force you to accept what he offers… You (We) have a choice to make.

    I believe the plan of redemption through Christ is this.

  1. Hearing (The good news, the gospel, who Jesus is and why He walked the Earth)
  2. Believing (That the good news, the gospel, is true)
  3. Repentance (Regret that our sin caused Jesus to have to pay the price He did so that try and change our ways and follow his example)
  4. Confession (Confess to the world that Jesus is who He says He is)
  5. Baptism (Part of Repentance and Confession; we are “reborn”; we die to this world and share in his resurrection unto the next. We rise from a watery grave so that we may share in his resurrection from the literal grave.)
  6. Salvation (We accept the gift of redemption; not because we deserve it or eanred it; but because we have faith that God LOVES us and wants us to be with Him.)

That’s it. That the base, the foundation.

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With that plan in mind, an atheists is caught in a paradox. He can’t accept the gift of redemption without believing in the redeemer; but he can’t believe in the redeemer without ceasing to be an aethiest.

The most quoted verse in the New Testament it John 3:16… and properly so because in one sentence it sums up the key to the whole gospel.

John 3:16 – (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

It’s doesn’t say “that whosoever is a good person and does good deeds should not perish… It specifically states belief (and implies following) in Jesus Christ.

As for being a good person, the apostle Paul explained this in his letter to the Roman Christians. Romans 3:10 (AMP) – As it is written, None is righteous, just and truthful and upright and conscientious, no, not one. No one understands; no one seeks out God. All have turned aside; together they have gone wrong and have become unprofitable and worthless; no one does right, not even one!

This concept (express by Paul above) also helps us understand that the gift of salvation offered us us just that; a gift and not something we earn by doing good things.

Works versus Faith in Christ

So if God tells us accepting Jesus is the way to redemption, does He want us to do good things, to work for the betterment of our fellow men. Absolutely. BUT he doesn’t want us to do them in hopes that they will pay the price of admission into heaven or unto redemption. Why? Because he knows that we can never save enough through our works to earn what we seek. Placing our faith in our works (our good deeds and charity no matter how great) is a poor and inadequate substitute for where (actually Who) our faith should be placed. Which brings us back to John 3:16 and the plan of salvation. Knowing we lacked the ability to ever pay that price he sent his Son to do it for us. In fact He (Jesus) was the only one who could pay that price in all of creation. God knew this, LOVED us that much, and sent Him on our behalf.

So here we are beating around those bushes from earlier. “Just do good, and we’ll find a meeting point.”

No! We won’t. No as far as redemption is concerned; if Christ IS who He said he is. Sure He will be the meeting point. Sure every tongue will confess who He is. But it will not be a confession of joy for all.

The idea of “can’t we all just get along”. The idea that we’re all right. The idea that we all need to accept and respect and praise the many paths to salvation (or Jesus). This universal, worldly view is just that; worldly.

So let’s be clear. Redemption from a Christian perspective is not for sale at any price. Just doing good does not get you (or us) there; and we (Christians) do a horrible disservice (if we are right) to infer otherwise.

As Christians we should bend over backwards to embrace and acknowledge the good non-believers do. We should lead by example and show our faith by our works (doing good). We should be ready to give an answer for our faith and joy. We should pray for all to find what we have.

But we should not leave the drowning to their own devices because the world wants to pretend they’re not drowning. You don’t tell a drowning man that he isn’t really drowning and to try different strokes. You tell him the life preserver is to his right and help him find it. And the Pope, of all people, should know that!

(View from the Left… who of course get it wrong also)

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Got Bias?  Bias for Sale... Again... Cheap!There’s a fable I once read, though I can’t remember all the details. In this fable one could purchase an object (I forget what it was) that granted all your wishes such as wealth, luck, fame… The key was that if you died owning the object, you went to hell; AND you could only sell the object for less than what you paid for it. By the time the main character comes into possession of the object it’s cost is in the pennies.

What made me think of this old fable? Newsweek. Back in August 2010, I wrote a blog on the sale of Newsweek for a dollar (and assumption of debt). (Link: Newsweek, Do I Hear $2, $2… $1.50… $1.25… Sold for One Dollar)

I documented the decline of Newsweek from a multimillion dollar revenue stream into a rat-hold. I described how the new owner (Barry Diller) didn’t see why Newsweek was a rat-hole (leftist biased journalism) and thus little (especially profitability) would change.

“Instead the staff is described as ‘overjoyed’ about their new owner who has told them to try and break even by 2013. Unfortunately (for their jobs) or fortunately (for those of us sick of this drivel), this is an indication that absolutely no changes for the positive are on the horizon. Crank up the left-wing ice makers! The Eskimos are clamoring for more ice!” — TexasLynn (August 2010)

Well here we are in the middle of 2013 so how’s it goin’?

They’ve got a tablet edition, a new web edition that is “metered” with subscriptions at $2.99 per month, Annnnd the same leftist crap for content. Ice… Eskimos…

So no. In answer to ‘How’s it goin’; it’s goin’ not so good. Newsweek is for sale… again.

“It was a mistake… [a] fool’s errand if that magazine is a news weekly… [I do] not have great expectations.” — Barry Diller (owner)

Of course in the same interview Barry praised the (leftist) journalists who work there; showing that while he can understand that a problem exists… he can’t make the jump as to why.

Three years later, I stand by my original assessment.

“Despite my pointing out the obvious; the staff and new owner of Newsweek have my admiration. I say, ‘Way to go guys, stick by those principles, America needs to be led by the nose, and shamed into submission. To hell with just keeping them informed and letting them make up their own minds; they’re not smart (aka liberal) enough for that. Air America, Newsweek? Flukes I tell you… The only thing you need to succeed is endless wheelbarrows full of money thrown down a rat-hole.’” — TexasLynn (August 2010)

Every penny wasted by the left on the likes of Newsweek is a penny that doesn’t go to leftist candidates and organizations. I think Barry’s only problem is he isn’t pouring enough money into this project. And Barry! Have you considered buying MSNBC?

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