by Reason TV
Posted Dec 2nd 2010 at 5:03 pm
From radio and film to newspapers and publishing, the Nazi regime controlled every aspect of German culture from 1933-1945. Through Josef Goebbels’ Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, the German state tightly controlled political messaging, promoting deification of the leader—the Führerprinzip—and the demonization of the ubiquitous and duplicitious “racial enemy.”
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Published December 02, 2010
A crosswalk sign in Spokane, Washington was obscured on December 2, 2010 and appeared to be giving pedestrians the middle finger.
There’s “Walk,” “Don’t Walk” and “Say WHAT!?!?”
A “Don’t Walk” signal at a crosswalk in Spokane, Wash., sent a most impolite message to pedestrians on Wednesday, “flipping the bird” at people waiting on the corner until the city got around to fixing it.
The electronic sign’s raised hand, the universal signal to stop, was working fine. But it was missing some fingers — two on the left and one on the right — leaving the middle digit proudly standing alone.
“The Bronx Salute,” they called it in Spokane. The Bronx had no comment, which probably was just as well.
Spokane spokeswoman Marlene Feist said no offense was intended. It was all because of bad weather, she said.
“We fixed it, snow was embedded in the electric sign,” she told Foxnews.com.
She described the signal’s message as “unintentional” and said it wasn’t fixed quickly because city workers’ first priority was clearing the snow from the roads, not the signs.
Foxnews.com’s Meghan Baker contributed to this report.
December 2, 2010 | Categories: Education, Learn from History, Media Corruption, New Media News, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism | Tags: comedy, crosswalk, finger-flipping, humor, non-political, sign fixed | Leave A Comment »
AOL Opinons editor John Merline notes that the deficit commission titled its proposal “The Moment of Truth,” and perhaps rarely for a government effort, it actually delivers on its advertising. The report exposes six truths about the federal government and its spending addiction. Perhaps even more importantly, it exposes a couple of key myths about the Obama administration and its agenda:
2) Health reform’s cost savings apparently were bogus. Remember how Democrats boasted that health reform would cut the budget deficit by $170 billion over the next decade and far more after that? The deficit commission must not have gotten that memo. It says health spending projections under the new law “count on large phantom savings” and the reform law’s new long-term care program that the report calls “unsustainable.” As a result, Congress will still need to enact “a number of other reforms to reduce federal health spending and slow the growth of health care costs more broadly.” …
5) Obama is a big spender. Although President Barack Obama has talked about fiscal discipline — and set up this deficit commission — his own budget plan would spend $350 billion more on so-called discretionary programs over the next decade than if the government were just left on autopilot, according to the report.
My goodness — does this mean that Obama isn’t really a “Blue Dog Democrat“? Perhaps the media might also notice that the deficit explosion coincided with the FY2009 budget that Obama helped delay as a member of the Senate and signed as an omnibus in March 2009 as President, too. It would be nice to see the “I inherited this deficit” myth exploded as well.
The supposed cost savings in ObamaCare have been repeatedly exposed as mythical, even during the debate prior to its passage. The “doc fix” that amended the reimbursement rates settled that question, but even apart from that, the assumptions built into the plan were always based on the rosiest perfect-world scenarios. We have already seen private-sector employers act to dump retirees out of prescription coverage in far larger numbers than pre-passage estimates, which will create heavier burdens on Medicare. Employers will also eventually stop buying health insurance altogether — especially if Congress adopts the debt commission’s proposal to end the tax exemption on that compensation. Employees will demand that compensation in cash rather than taxable health subsidies in order to take advantage of the tax-financed subsidies in the health exchanges mandated by ObamaCare. Expect the system to spiral into the deep end of the red-ink pool when that happens.
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By SHANNON McCAFFREY
ATLANTA (AP) – Staggering Election Day losses are not the Democratic Party’s final indignity this year. At least 13 state lawmakers in five states have defected to Republican ranks since the Nov. 2 election, adding to already huge GOP gains in state legislatures. And that number could grow as next year’s legislative sessions draw near.The defections underscore dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party—particularly in the South—and will give Republicans a stronger hand in everything from pushing a conservative fiscal and social agenda to redrawing political maps.
In Alabama, four Democrats announced last week they were joining the GOP, giving Republicans a supermajority in the House that allows them to pass legislation without any support from the other party. The party switch of a Democratic lawmaker from New Orleans handed control of Louisiana’s House to Republicans for the first time since Reconstruction.
In Georgia, six rural Democratic state legislators—five from the House and one in the Senate—have switched allegiance to the GOP since Nov. 2. In Maine, a House Democrat flipped; in South Dakota, a Democratic state senator.
December 2, 2010 | Categories: The Economy, Elections Politics, Government, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News, Jobs, National Security, America's Freedoms, Politics, Immigration, Healthcare, TEA Taxed Enough Already, Media Corruption, Tea Party Conservatives, Unemployment, Political Contests, Redistribution of Wealth, Recovery, Deficit, Election 2012, Corruption, International Politics, Classified Intelligence | Tags: Most Americans Reject Socialism, Americans reject Socialism, Culture of Corruption, AP, GOP, DNC, State Democratic Lawmakers, deflection to GOP, post-election, U. S. Census, Carol Fiddler, Time Storey, Michael Willette, Sonny Perdue, Parker Griffith | Leave A Comment »