Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Would Obama Riot If He Weren't President?

Ever since Obama kicked off his presidency by stating his opinion that police acted "stupidly" by arresting a black Harvard professor, his relations with law enforcement can be defined as closer to adversarial rather than collaborative.

Obama's speeches on the Ferguson riots seem designed more toward implicating police rather than what he described as a "handful" of protesters breaking the law.

His words of advice to avoid committing violence seem overly lukewarm and half-hearted, as if he doesn't want the riots and law-breaking to stop, he merely wants a level of rioting somewhere between the polar opposites of no riots and the entire country burning down.

If Obama weren't president, would he be out there in Ferguson rioting, throwing stones and whatnot at the police?

His sympathies are never far from protesters no matter who is to blame and for what, and he can never resist getting in his little digs at law enforcement who are tasked with protecting law-abiding citizens; in other words, non-rioters.

Obama plays a role akin to a "conquering general" who leads an invading force against the indigenous population. Often he takes this role when talking about illegal immigrants, favoring them over citizens, but in this case he is the "leader" of the rioters.

Race relations, if anything, are worse than when Obama took office, and he was supposed to usher in a post-racial society. Yet many have the feeling that civil unrest is a linchpin of Obama's underlying domestic agenda, with no lack of evidence to back that up.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Photo That Defines the Obama Presidency

If there is one photo that can define a presidency, it is this one. A split-screen TV screenshot. Obama is pontificating on one side while the Ferguson riots are on the other.

Several media outlets noted that Obama tried to "calm" the situation, yet his words seemed half-hearted as he continued to suggest the police were at fault, just as he has always faulted the police since he was elected.

Earlier, he had told the Ferguson protesters to "stay the course." He has no real problem with the protests. His hatred is reserved for the police. What needs to change in the future? According to Obama, the police, not violence against police.

Obama's election was supposed to dispel racial issues yet now we see that he presides over them and refuses to use his influence to stop racial violence in its tracks.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Kids Revolt Over Michelle Obama's Revolting School Lunches

School kids are on twitter posting pictures of their revolting school lunches with the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama.

The kids are doing the job the mainstream media refuses to do: truthtelling to power. It's a good lesson for the kids to see that those in power love to control others despite their own ignorance of both problems and remedies.

No one elected Michelle Obama as the nation's food czar, yet there she is, dumping her lack of wisdom on other people's children. Meanwhile, the Obamas' own kids eat cheesesteaks at their DC school. Rules are for other people.

The kids have learned a lesson not to silently accept mandates served on their plates accompanied by dishonest reasoning that it's for their own good.

Those in power, like Barack and Michelle Obama, have no clue about problems and solutions.

President Obama has been serving "school lunches" to the country for six years, and now we are all revolted at his ignorance and misguided ideas. And just like the kids, we shouldn't just silently accept what he serves us when we know he's a lousy chef.

Friday, November 14, 2014

CNN's Small Captive Audience

Recent TV audience numbers reveal CNN with about one-third the audience of Fox News. My only recent experience with CNN is as an unwilling, captive viewer.

When I go to an airport, CNN is on all the TVs in the passenger waiting areas. You can't change the channel to Fox News, or anything else, sadly. If you want TV, you are held captive to the CNN channel, and some of their shows can be painful to watch, even for a short while.

My other CNN experience is on the way to work in the morning at Crystal City in Arlington, VA. In the underground shopping mall, a few large-screen TVs are set up in two common areas. In the first, there is one TV and it is turned to CNN, and, as usual, you can't change the channel. In the other area, there are 3 TVs screens roughly 5 feet apart from each other. Two of them are turned to CNN while, amazingly, the one on the far end is tuned to ESPN. No, you can't change the channels. 

How much of CNN's small audience is due to their captive audiences in airports and malls that force customers to watch?

I think the continued leftward drift of CNN contributes to a smaller audience as well. Over the years, it has shifted from somewhere near the middle of the political spectrum to somewhere closer to the fringe. And the fringe enjoys many players, MSNBC among them. And when you move to the fringe, you lose a lot of people who notice you're no longer in the realm of the political center and its environs.

Without question, Fox News speaks to many more Americans than CNN or MSNBC combined. I think Fox News gives viewres a sense that they are somewhere in that middle area--on the right side of it, but still within the environs of the political Middle. CNN isn't. And it needs hardly be said MSNBC isn't either.

Expectations of CNN are different from expectations of radical leftist websites, such as Daily Kos. CNN, in the minds of Americans, isn't supposed to be a radical news and opinion outlet, yet it seems more like it all the time. 

As for airports and shopping malls, I wish they'd turn the channel to something like the Food Network or A&E. Or maybe even America's news choice, Fox News.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Building My Online Empire

I'm planning on reviving a website of mine from the late 1990s as it seems it would be useful as a foundation for my online empire and conglomerate. It would tie together several of my current websites. I'm considering starting up other "channels" that would fit in with the overall concept.

Working on the "Tom Clancy/James Bond" thriller novel. It would be the first installment in a projected series. Stay tuned.

I'm planning a nonfiction book on "The Year in Espionage News 2014" or some such title/concept as a companion piece for the thriller novel.

Still working on finalizing the anthology of classic short stories with my groundbreaking ranking system.