January 22, 2010

UN's push for Arms Trade Treaty could affect American gun ownership.

Story: Ban by baby steps

"In Hillary's world, radical ideas progress at first with baby steps that ultimately become great strides to harness the destructive forces in society. That's why the current Secretary of State and the other Hillarys in her world are drawing a bead on gun owners, mainly those in the United States"

"Essentially, the international community doesn't understand why Americans respect and protect their Second Amendment rights because in most countries no such rights exist," said Sanetti, who is presiding over the annual Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) show. "Of course, the Founders added the Second Amendment as one of the safeguards, and it's not something open for discussion as far as we're concerned.

"The current (Obama) administration has gone on record as saying it's time for this country to rejoin the community of nations and get more in line with various international goals. So, definitely, gun control is moving to the forefront, though not in such an-in-your-face, confrontational manner that we've seen before in this country. Gun control advocates go in one direction, try and fail, and then go in another direction. That's been the pattern."

Air America Fail

 Story: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/air-america-to-cease-broadcasting-immediately/

Air America was doomed from the very start and I am suppressed it lasted as long as it did. What doomed it was a “Failed Concept” that merely an opposing point of view can be successful in Talk radio.

What makes a talk radio show successful or any other show for that matter is compelling and entertaining content. Example: A large audience portion of Rush’s show do not agree with him politically, but listen to him because he is compelling and entertaining. The same can be said for Howard Stern. Huge numbers of listeners found “lesbian strippers” to be distasteful and disgusting but tuned in buy the thousands every day. I listened to Air America and I rarely found it compelling or entertaining. It did not hold my attention. In short its content sucked. I fully expected to be yelling at my radio but found myself underwhelmed and turned the station in short order.

That said, political talk radio, whether Conservative, Libertarian, or Religious, has a coherent philosophy that subjects are discussed within, resulting in consistent discussions that are often compelling. Couple that with a competent host, some good business practices and you will have a marketable show on your hands. Do this with a superior host and you will have a great show worth millions.

Progressive/Liberal talk fails because its underlying philosophy is incoherent, hidden or nonexistent. Even a great host will suck if the underlying content is crappy. For example, Al Franken is a very skilled comedian and host, but he failed because the content of his show was not coherent, compelling or very entertaining.

In short, Progressive/Liberal ideas fail because of its underlying philosophy or lack thereof. Throwing money, “mad skills”, does not change this. Progressive/Liberal talk radio was doomed from the start, assuming a free market of course.

Follow up: From NewsBusters

January 21, 2010

Happy Birthday

A Birthday Present For The Dugester.  I hope your eyes bleed.

January 20, 2010

Epic Loss?

Story: Democrats seek back footing after epic Mass. loss

"Obama himself grimly faced a need to regroup on Wednesday, the anniversary of his inauguration, in a White House shaken by the realization of what a difference a year made."

"The local election played out against a national backdrop of animosity and resentment from voters over persistently high unemployment, Wall Street bailouts, exploding federal budget deficits and partisan wrangling over health care."

I dont necessarily agree this was an "Epic loss for the Dems, but I do feel this race is going to turn the tide between the "Progressives" and the "Constitutionalists", just as the Battle of Midway changed the war in the Pacific in WWII.  This is a battle that by all rights the Dems should have won, but didn't.


  • The Progressive can not state their political ideals out loud, "Statism",  because if they do, the ideas are rejected.

  • The progressives dismissed the Tea Party  "A bunch of Nuts".  This can not be further from the truth.  The Teabaggers are a mix of Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and others that strongly believe that the Constitution is actually a real document that limits our government; and that the Constitution is being ignored and our liberties debased. These Teabaggers are actually constitutionalists that see the big picture.  The Kennedy Martha Coakley campaign and the Progressive administration did not and could not run against this.  To run against these "Teabaggers"would be to admit their existence, give credit to their ideas, and that is the last thing the progressives can afford.

  • The present administration ran and won a campaign on the premise of  "We are not George Bush".  This worked, but it is a tactic and not a strategy.  Tactics may win battles, but they don't necessarily win wars.  Tactics must be coupled with sound strategy, and in the political sense, strategy means a sound philosophy. "I am not Bush" is not a philosophy. Statism is a bankrupt political philosophy.  Adherence to the constitution is a sound political philosophy as well as promoting Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Brown ran on this,  Kennedy Martha Coakleydid not.

A quick note to the RINOS out there.  "I am not a Democrat" is not a philosophy. Statism is a bankrupt political philosophy. You will loose also.

January 19, 2010

Rahm Emanuel blames everyone for Martha Coakley impending loss.

Fox news reported that Rahm Emanuel Is blaming everyone and everything for the impending victory of Brown over Martha Coakley.  Cant be failed ideas, Rahm cites, bad strategy, poor campaign and the Mooninites.

Cant wait to see the results in the morning.

January 17, 2010

Slut on the highway.....

Bus crash spills 2000lbs of slut on the California hgwy.    Anyone have an MSDS for Slut or Skank?

VH1 Reality Show Bus Crashes In California Causing Major Slut Spill