Chicago Law Prof on Obama: “The Professors Hated Him because he was Lazy, Unqualified & Never Attended any of the Faculty Meetings”

June 21, 2010 at 13:10 (General Stupidity, Gripe, Politics)

Groomed.

The highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law spoke out on Barack Obama saying, “Professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings.”
Doug Ross reported this and more:

I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about “Barry.” Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn’t have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct.

The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).

This photo of Barack Obama teaching in Chicago was posted in February 2008 at PrestoPundit. In this class Barack Obama was teaching his students the principles of Saul Alinsky.

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The Big Business of Abortion

June 14, 2010 at 10:58 (Abortion, General Stupidity, Gripe, News, Society)

I am shamelessly copying all of this, in case you are too lazy to click the link. It’s that important.

While the rhetoric of the abortion industry relentlessly promises to “empower women” with “information” to make the “best choice” for themselves, pro-lifers know that the “information” always steers clear of educating women about the reality of abortion.

Take the second global Women Deliver conference held last week in Washington. Judging from its website, the conference, co-sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation, was designed to concentrate on decreasing maternal mortality in the developing world (something successfully done in the developed world for more than 70 years.) Who could disagree with such a noble endeavor?

But if you dig deeper into the conference’s program and its presenters you’ll discover an inordinate focus on promoting legalized abortion-on-demand in countries whose laws protect the lives of unborn children. The illogic of the conference organizers, like that of pro-abortion non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the United Nations, is that increased access to abortion equals increased maternal health. It is better access to quality medical care, not abortion, that drives down the maternal mortality rate.

Jeanne E. Head, National Right to Life’s vice president for international affairs and a representative at the United Nations, and a crew of staff and interns stood outside the Washington Convention Center early last Wednesday morning to educate the delegates. They handed out pink bags emblazoned with the words “Celebrate Motherhood” as attendees arrived for the morning plenary session.

The bags contained a life-size fetal model of an unborn child at 12 weeks gestation, a scientifically accurate brochure on the development of the unborn child in utero, and a brochure — which struck right at the heart of the conference — discussing the proven means of reducing maternal mortality rates worldwide.

You would think Women Deliver conference organizers would be thrilled by increased access to information. But you would be wrong.

As fast as staff and volunteers handed out materials to many of the more than 3,000 (mostly female) attendees outside the convention center, conference staff inside the convention center confiscated the pink bags from surprised attendees as they walked in the main doors.

According to one Ugandan attendee (who came outside to get a second bag because her first had been commandeered), the conference staff were telling attendees that the “pro-lifers are trying to ruin our conference,” with information that was “anti-human-rights,” “anti-choice,” “anti-life,” and “anti-woman.”

Anything that might even hint that abortion is not the answer to the world’s problems must be confiscated and destroyed. Dissent must not be tolerated — a familiar pattern not just at the UN but around the country.

Just look to the states and you’ll find the same obfuscation. Common sense laws, supported by a majority of Americans, seek to inform women about the risks associated with abortion, the biological development of the unborn child, and alternatives available, even provide the opportunity to view a real-time ultrasound image of their child. And they are inevitably challenged in court by the pro-abortionists.

Such laws have been held as constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court as far back as the 1992 Planned Parenthood v. Casey case. But that doesn’t stop the abortion industry from filing brief after brief to keep these laws from taking effect.

It all begs the question: why? Simple. When women are given all of the information about abortion and know that there are alternatives, they are far more likely to give their child life. And that cuts into the abortion industry’s bottom line.

Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider and promoter of abortion, is a billion dollar industry. In its 2007-2008 annual report, PPFA said that their clinics performed over 300,000 abortions in 2007 — more than 25% of the annual number of abortions performed in the United States. The average cost of a first trimester abortion is roughly $400. Do the math.

Tragically, abortion has become a big business worldwide. And for the international abortion industry — including many of the Women Deliver cosponsors — the women of the developing world represent an untapped market full of profit potential.

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Krauthammer On Nukes

April 7, 2010 at 11:55 (General Stupidity, Gripe, News, Politics, Video)

I agree, it’s totally ridiculous. Obama is a moron.

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Obama Shows Disconnect From Reality

April 2, 2010 at 09:59 (General Stupidity, Gripe, News, Politics)

Poor simpleminded us. We just are nervous because of change and some hard times. We don’t understand what he’s doing really, but we know we can’t pay our bills. Our weak minds are constantly preyed upon by the sinister machinations of the likes of Beck and Limbaugh. We can’t possibly object based on any principled reason because we just don’t understand. And as we all know, there can’t possibly be anything in the Constitution that would not allow such glorious changes – I mean really, the changes are oh, so glorious, right? And the elites know so much better than us or the founders of the country I’m sure. And anyway, the Constitution is a ‘living breathing document’, which means it can say whatever he wants it to say, right?

Oh, and O’? Kiss my a$$.

Smith also asked the president if he is aware of the extreme terms some use to describe him, such as “socialist” or “Nazi.”

“Well, I think that when you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, it’s pretty apparent, and it’s troublesome, but keep in mind that there have been periods in American history where this kind of vitriol comes out,” Mr. Obama said. “It happens often when you’ve got an economy that is making people more anxious, and people are feeling like there is a lot of change that needs to take place. But that’s not the vast majority of Americans. I think the vast majority of Americans know that we’re trying hard, that I want what’s best for the country.” (video at left)

“I didn’t buy all the hype, right after inauguration, where everybody was only saying nice things about me,” he added. “And I don’t get too worried when things aren’t going as well because I know that over time these things turn.”

The president said both Democrats and Republicans have a responsibility to tone down the rhetoric, but that much of it has to do with the current media environment in which extreme comments are echoed in the blogosphere.

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Obamacare Reduces the Deficit? Really?

March 19, 2010 at 10:56 (Constitution/Constitutional Issues, Economy, General Stupidity, Gripe, Health, News, Politics, Society)

Riiight. And all my social security money I have put in is sitting in an account just waiting for me.

Do you know where your social security money you paid is? It’s been taken and spent by the government. There is an IOU in your account called a t-note that says the government will pay you back. But where does the government get the money, especially considering that now for the first time in history social security is paying out more than it is taking in? It comes from you and me.

So the government steals your money, then takes more of your money to pay you back. People go to jail for this sort of BS in real life. But there it is. And it’s criminal. Constitutionally, morally, ethically criminal. And you think this will be different? Please.

Wading deep into documents available from CBO and the House and Senate Budget Committees reveals that the claim that Obamacare, in the form of the Senate health bill Democrats are now trying to deem through the House, would reduce the deficit is based on the assumption of an immediate 21% cut in payments to doctors and hospitals under Medicare. But that is just the beginning.

The growth of these payments would be arbitrarily limited over time, so this cut would effectively become bigger and bigger. For the second 10 years, the claim that Obamacare would reduce the deficit by close to a trillion dollars is based on assumed Medicare cuts over those years of over $2 trillion.

This would cause havoc and chaos in health care for America’s seniors. They would often not be able to find doctors, specialists and hospitals to provide needed health care. Most enjoying superior coverage from Medicare Advantage plans would lose that coverage, as indicated by the Chief Actuary for Medicare. Investment in new health care technology, new breakthrough medical treatments and services, and new miracle cure drugs would dry up, which has already started.

But if Congress does not allow those cuts to go into effect, Obamacare will further explode the deficit. The new CBO score regarding the House reconciliation bill does not change any of this.

America today suffers the spectacle of a President of the United States, and Democrat Congressional leadership, proclaiming to the nation that their socialized medicine plan will reduce budget deficits, based on fantastic assumptions of trillions of dollars in intractable cuts to Medicare that would leave that program unworkable in delivering health care to the America’s seniors.

Medicare already suffers an unfunded liability of $38 trillion according to Medicare’s own government actuaries.

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Dear Motorola/Microsoft: I HATE YOUR CELLPHONE!

March 16, 2010 at 14:09 (Gripe)

I hate your slow working, constantly dragging, battery and resource hogging piece of junk Q! I hate the slow response and the super-crappy browser. I hate that you didn’t think to let apps RELEASE RESOURCES when done so I have to! I hate that the phone is too slow to keep up with my texting or email or dialing. I hate that it constantly seizes up and forces me to remove the battery to reboot it. In short, I hate your Q, and I hate Windows Mobile. I guarantee you that the next time I buy a phone it will not be on my list. Welcome to capitalism. Make a better product or go the way of the dodo.

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Modern Warfare 2 Gameplay Vid and Gripe

February 23, 2010 at 14:19 (Games/Video Games, Gripe, Modern Warfare 2, Video, XBOX/XBOX LIVE)

This is always cool. I like this guy, although he occasionally uses language not suitable for the kids. One thing he thinks he notices are the game mods. I hate cheaters. I can’t stand them.

And that’s one of the reasons I may have to stop playing this game much. I get spam all the time from people wanting me to give them money or whatever in return for a controller that let’s me shoot faster than normally possible, or a hack that let’s people have unlimited grenades in a grenade launcher, or lets you advance to the next level without work. I also hate the constant host migrations and bad connections. And I absolutely cannot stand the people who boost – just google for boosting in MW2 and you’ll find quickly what that is. Top of the list of irritations though, is letting fly some 10-15 rounds on a guy, with most or all hitting him, and then he fires a single shot and I die. What?

That reminds me – ever heard of a lag switch? You can buy them online, and with a flip of the switch make sure that you have the fastest connection of everyone, which means that as long as you see or hear them coming, even when it’s a close call you win! Pathetic!

Killstreaks should either be done away with altogether or limited severely. In some games, if a guy kills 4 or 5 opponents in a row he gets granted any number of goodies that make the rest of the game moot. I sat one night under cover (you really can’t go out when a chopper gunner or ac130 is overhead without dying immediately) for the entire game. No kidding.

And I also have just learned to mute everyone playing online, because for the most part they are either foul mouthed and obnoxious children, or hateful and spiteful people in general. I have found very few that are cool and want to chat about anything.

Infinity Ward has also done a horrible job with some of the perks. Especially bad are the commando perks, which let you knife an opponent from 5 – 10 yards away – a long arm there – and the lightweight/marathon combo. People with that second combo pretty much fly through the map running around 20 miles per hour, which is ridiculous.

The game itself, believe it or not from what I have said, is cool and can be addictive. The movement is natural feeling, the weapons and equipment are cool (minus the noob-tubes) and the maps that exist (HELLO??? New maps anyone??) are pretty good as well. If it were just the bad perks it wouldn’t be so bad, whether or not they fixed them. If IW was actually patching these whacky hacks and mods people are doing, that wouldn’t be so bad. But I see no evidence that they are. Add the large number of just nasty people online and things start looking bad for me playing more.

I’ll give it two more weeks. If I don’t see patches and fixes, then I’m done.

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More on the Loss of Constitutional Rights in NC…for Snow

February 8, 2010 at 16:13 (Constitution/Constitutional Issues, General Stupidity, Gripe, Guns, News, Society)

Nice. What can you say about this kind of lunacy. Threats were probably not the right way to go to resolve the issue, but at least the authorities know they pissed some people off.

KING, N.C. — Residents in King were fumed over the weekend after a state of emergency declaration restricted the sale of alcohol and the carrying of firearms in vehicles.

King Police Chief Paula May said she’s received hundreds of threats related to the restrictions, which banned driving from 12 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m.

The state of emergency for King was declared by members of the City Council after Stokes County authorities also declared a state of emergency.

Under North Carolina law, May said, when a state of emergency is put into place that includes a ban on driving, the sale of alcohol and carrying of firearms in vehicles is also banned.

“I think there’s been some misinterpretation that I personally have declared martial law and taken away people’s right to bear arms and that’s erroneous,” May told WXII reporter Jermont Terry. “By law statue 14-288.7 automatically went into effect. And that law which goes into effect when there’s a state of emergency prohibits the transportation, purchase sale and possession of fire arms other than on ones own premises.”

The news of the ban created a firestorm of criticism.

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More Anti-Traditionalists at WH

February 8, 2010 at 09:51 (General Stupidity, Gripe)

Oh surprise. Someone who thinks Christians and Constitutionalists are evil is working for Obama. Never saw that one coming.

By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily

Missouri Gov. Nixon

President Obama has picked to advise him on military actions inside the U.S. the Missouri governor whose state “Information Analysis Center” last year linked conservative organizations to domestic terrorism and said law enforcement officers should watch for suspicious individuals who may have bumper stickers from Ron Paul or Chuck Baldwin.

Missouri Gov. Jeremiah Nixon, a Democrat, is being joined on the Obama’s special advisory panel by the governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuno, and Arizona Gov. Janice Brewer, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s replacement when she moved to Washington.

They are among Obama’s nominations for the 10 positions on Obama’s new “Council of Governors” that he will use for advice on “military activities in the United States.”

WND reported earlier when Obama announced the council to advise on military actions in the U.S. and “to protect our nation against all types of hazards.”

A subsequent WND report confirmed when a rebellion developed to the order, and a new push was launched for states to adopt laws limiting the use of their National Guard units unless there is an invasion, insurrection or other limited circumstance.

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Bad Company on XBOX 360

February 5, 2010 at 10:44 (Bad Company, Games/Video Games, Gripe, Modern Warfare 2, XBOX/XBOX LIVE)

OK, I got Battlefield: Bad Company and decided to give it a try. Actually I was irritated at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and just wanted to try something different. I had a couple of good games last night on MW2, but I got so sick and tired of the server and connection issues, and the boosters are just freakin’ annoying.

Boosting is when you use a perk called Tactical Insertion and abuse it. Tactical Insertion lets you know where your freshly killed character will respawn when it comes back to life. So you get two losers that hide in a corner taking turns shooting each other and respawning back. What’s the point? Because Infinity Ward, the company that created the game, thought it would be a good idea to award killstreaks. So the more kills you get without dying, the more nifty stuff you can do, like calling in Harrier strikes, or in a really good case calling in a tactical nuke. I think if they got rid of killstreaks, or made them less impressive, it might make the game better. I mean what’s the sense of having a guy that gets four or five in a row all of a sudden given the power of running the whole map by himself? Some of the more powerful killstreaks just decimate the map and make sure that for the remainder of the game, no matter how well you do, you can never beat that guy. It encourages the camping snipers, it encourages the noob-tubers, and the boosters as well. So I say get rid of tactical insertion, and make killstreaks less impressive.

Anyway, on Bad Company, I wasn’t really thrilled. I mean it IS a good game on it’s own I guess. The problem as far as I go is that I am spoiled I think. MW2 has very realistic graphics, super fine-tuned controls, and is really realistic and seriously portrayed. Bad Company has some camp to it, and the graphics are not top of the line. Now having admitted that I am now a game snob, I think that if I had found this game first, I would be playing it and talking about how wonderful it is. Just on it’s own merits it plays well. But I’ve been spoiled.

Now Bad Company 2 has come out (or will be shortly) and is being super-hyped. If that one can come up to the level of MW2, then they might have something really successful!

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A Disturbing Addition to Climategate

February 3, 2010 at 16:14 (Environmental, Global Warming, Gripe, Politics, Science)

I think this is all hooey anyway, but Walter Williams has more on it. Climate changes. People need to get over it. Climate changes quickly and mysteriously. Again, get over it. Things change, we adapt, things change again, we adapt again. Suck it up, people. Does anyone really believe that there is any such thing as a static climate? Really??

I know evidence won’t sway anyone because there have been graphs and revelations galore and people keep yakking about it. And again, I say don’t stink the place up, so good call on trying to reduce pollution and be efficient. That’s great. And if you want to prepare for inevitable climate change, even better! But don’t try and use this man-made global warming scam. For those of you not in the know, global warming is a money-maker for some, a career-maker for others, and a great way to use people’s natural fear of change and disaster as a method of control.

Again – let’s just get over it.

The Coleman documentary presents research by computer expert E. Michael Smith and Certified Consulting Meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo. During the 1960s and into the 1980s, the number of stations used for calculating global surface temperatures was about 6,000. By 1990, the number of stations dropped rapidly to about 1,500. Most of the stations lost were in the colder regions of the Earth. Not adjusting for their lost made temperatures appear to be higher than was in fact the case. According to Science & Environmental Policy Project, Russia reported that CRU was ignoring data from colder regions of Russia, even though these stations were still reporting data. That means data loss was not simply the result of station closings but deliberate decisions by CRU to ignore them in order to hype their global warming claims. D’Aleo and Smith report that our NCDC engaged in similar deceptive activity where they have dropped stations, particularly in colder climates, higher elevations or closer to the polar regions. Temperatures are now simply projected for these colder stations from other stations, usually in warmer climates.

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Modern Warfare 2 Streak, Commentary, and Server Glitch!

February 3, 2010 at 15:14 (Cool, Gripe, Modern Warfare 2, Video)

I like this guy’s enthusiasm (although the Youtube vid is a bit grainy and blurry)! And it really is an exciting game. I just bought a headset myself so I can get really into it! Half of your game is sound, and I don’t have it at all right now!

Now the server glitch he got at the end has unfortunately been my experience the last few nights. Servers dropping, hosts change constantly, dudes with names that don’t show on the players lists all over the games – been very frustrating. I had to play through 5 or 6 games of crap to find some real players and a stable server.

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Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) XBOX LIVE Gripe

February 2, 2010 at 14:18 (Gripe, Modern Warfare 2, XBOX/XBOX LIVE)

Let’s go ahead an inaugurate this newfangled creation with a gripe.   You might as well get used to it – I gripe a lot.  The title of my blog is that I am stuck in the world and making the most of it, after all, and if nobody complains nothing will change!  I’m doing my duty to the world here, people!

Anyway,  you would think that a multibillion dollar company like MS would be able to control some of the hacking and general cheating that goes on in that game.  Don’t get me wrong, I am so addicted to MW2, but last night was so frustrating!  MY connection was crap and I kept getting kicked out of game lobbies, or the server kept migrating, or I got dropped into a Free For All that had one second left – what the heck is that??  The connection is so bad I emptied two clips into a guy before the system told me I was dead and he trotted on his merry way.  Not sure if that was hacking or just poor network performance on the XBOX LIVE system.

Then you have the hackers that actually get IN the games, the a$$holes.  In multiple FFA games, you have a guy who was not in the player list at the beginning, and is not on the list at the end.  He moves super fast and in at least the case of one of the guys I saw last night has an endless supply of grenades for his ‘noob-tube’.   Last night there were plenty of anomalies like that – enough so it was an early night for me.  It would have been early anyway though – I walked completely through one map before actually finding someone.  Turns out the entire map were full of campers  trying to track each other down in the dark corners.

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