Liberal Rebecca Watson explains why it’s OK that rich kids will get to see new episodes of Sesame Street nine months before poor kids

In this video, liberal Rebecca Watson praises HBO for funding new episodes of Sesame Street, which it will let PBS air for free after nine months. The number of new episodes produced per year is also getting bigger because of this deal with HBO.

I agree with Ms. Watson that this is a good idea. She admits that rich kids will get to see the new episodes nine months earlier than poor kids, but also says that this is not a problem. I praise her for seeing this as a win-win situation instead of as a class-warfare type thing. I wish more liberals shared her way of thinking.

I myself grew up watching Sesame Street, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact, and other educational shows on PBS, and I am definitely a better person for having done so. Perhaps this makes me a “bad” libertarian, but I can’t think of any practical reason to oppose government funded public television. In theory, libertarians such as myself are supposed to be against it. But I believe that in this particular case, real world evidence proves that the theory is wrong. The financial cost of public television, as a percentage of the federal budget, has always been trivial, and the educational benefits of public television over the decades have been enormous. I am glad that I, as well as millions of other people, watched it when we were children, and if that required the use of taxpayers’ money, then so be it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_6MS3QDnOI

 

August 27, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Politics, Television. 2 comments.

Poll: “Congrats Michael Brown one year with no criminal behavior”

I think this sign is a great idea, because it tells the truth. It seems to me the only people who would be upset by it are the people who don’t want people to know that Brown was a criminal. For example, Obama tried to block the release of the security video which showed Brown committing theft and assault, despite the fact that there had been multiple Freedom of Information requests for the video. I like this sign because it is a victory for the truth.

The News-Gazette reports:

Business’ sign causes a stir

August 13, 2015

FARMER CITY — A local business owner with a penchant for controversy set his sights on Ferguson, Mo., this week.

“Congrats Michael Brown one year with no criminal behavior,” the sign outside Schmidt’s Welding and Machine Shop in Farmer City read Tuesday and early Wednesday, days after the one-year anniversary of a Ferguson police officer shooting and killing unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Phil Schmidt, who owns the sign and the business, was unapologetic…

“It is what it is — all these people in Ferguson going crazy over a guy that broke the law three times that day, tried to kill a cop, tried to get his gun, it’s crazy,” Schmidt said Wednesday morning when contacted by The News-Gazette.

He added: “What they’re doing to cops makes me sick.”

Here’s a picture of the sign from the article:

Michael Brown sign

 

Here’s the video of Michael Brown committing theft and assault:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2z5-H8NSGA

August 17, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Politics, Polls, Racism, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Here are 18 more reasons I’m sooo glad I didn’t vote for Obama

The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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August 15, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 5 comments.

I really like this new sitcom called “Younger”

There’s a new sitcom on TV-Land called “Younger.” It’s about a 40 year old woman who pretends to be 26.

So far, 12 episodes have aired, which constitutes the entire first season. I watched all 12 episodes at YouTube, and I think this is a wonderful show.

Here’s the first episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdAAbKmJGN8

 

August 14, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Television. Leave a comment.

Ben Carson: ‘I Used to Be a Flaming Liberal’ (five minute YouTube video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERWtX2jLXVI

 

August 10, 2015. Tags: , , . Politics. 1 comment.

Summary of Obama’s IRS scandal, as of July 31, 2015

In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.
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July 31, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, IRS, Police state, Politics. Leave a comment.

Here are 36 reasons why I would not be surprised if Obama wanted Iran to destroy Israel

I have a crazy conspiracy, for which I have no proof, and for which I could be completely wrong: Obama’s #1, long term, biggest goal as President, which supersedes anything else, is that he wants to help Iran get enough uranium to build enough nuclear bombs to destroy Israel.
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July 17, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics, Religion. 14 comments.

Here are 17 more reasons I’m sooo glad I didn’t vote for Obama

The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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July 6, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 2 comments.

Obama administration makes changes to Federal Aviation Administration because too many white males were passing their air traffic controller classes

The Obama administration has abandoned the old system for getting qualified air-traffic controller applicants because too many of them were white males, and replaced it with a new system that asks applicants how many different sports they played when they were in high school.

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July 5, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Education, Politics, Racism. 4 comments.

Idiotic Hillary Clinton supporters are shocked to find out that she’s rich

I’m just paraphrasing, so these aren’t actual quotes from the video. But they are an overall summary:

“Which presidential candidates own these four mansions?”

“Well, they’re all really big and expensive looking, so it must be Republicans. Rubio? Carson? Trump, I think, because he’s rich.”

“Actually, all four are owned by Hillary Clinton.”

“Really? How can that be possible? Hillary isn’t rich!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L5hn5B8TYI

And that reminds me of this scene from the movie Casablanca:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbPi00k_ME

July 4, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics. 1 comment.

The Charleston, South Carolina church massacre took place in a “gun-free” zone

In South Carolina, law abiding citizens with a concealed carry permit are allowed to carry their legal, concealed handguns in public.

However, South Carolina Code Ann.§ 23-31-215 prohibits them from carrying their guns in “churches or other religious sanctuaries.”

This “gun-free” zone did not prevent Dylann Storm Roof from murdering nine innocent people, but it did prevent those innocent people from being allowed to defend themselves.

One of the survivors claims that Roof stopped shooting to reload five different times. If just one other person in that church had had a gun, they could have stopped him. But self defense is illegal in churches in South Carolina, so there was no one with a gun to stop him.

The presence or absence of an armed, law abiding citizen can be the difference between the Charlie Hebdo massaacre in France, where 12 people were murdered,  and the Curtis Culwell Center attack in Texas, where zero people were murdered. Both incidents happened earlier this year, and both involved armed Msulim terrorists who tried to murder people for drawing pictures of Muhammad. Those two incidents were pretty much identical, except in the first incident, 12 people were murdered, and in the second incident, zero people were murdered, because an armed, law abiding citizen prevented such a massacre. (Although one of the people who was murdered in the French incident was a police officer, he was actually unarmed.)

If any supporters of more gun control think I am wrong about this comparison – if you have some other explanation for why 12 people were murdered in the first incident while zero people were murdered in the second incident – please explain it, because I would like to hear it.

Even the biggest supporters of gun control admit that guns can be used for self defense. For example, I know that Barack Obama is a huge supporter of gun control, because when he was a state Senator in Illinois, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from rapists and murderers. However, I also know that Obama admits that guns can be used for self defense, because as U.S. President, he signed a bill that provides armed guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the lives. Also, after a petition at whitehouse.gov called for turning the White House into a “gun-free” zone, Obama rejected the proposal.

Likewise, other gun control hypocrites who are protected by armed guards include Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell.

Since even the biggest supporters of “gun-free” zones make exceptions for certain “important” people, I don’t see why people who are “less important” don’t deserve to be allowed to have the same kind of protection.

June 19, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Gun control, Politics, Racism, Violent crime. 15 comments.

Police brutality at its worst

Kalief Browder, an innocent black male teenager who spent three years in prison without a trial, during which time he was repeatedly beaten and tortured, has committed suicide.

This is a very, very sad article.

As is this earlier article about him.

R.I.P.

June 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Black lives matter, Police state, Politics, Racism. 5 comments.

Perpetuum Jazzile, a Slovenian a cappella group, performs Toto’s “Rosanna”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_72aI46Vo

 

June 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Music. 1 comment.

Star Wars parody on Sesame Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-LfQCPJJkY

 

June 9, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , . Humor, Movies, Star Wars, Television. 1 comment.

Obama says there is “nothing secret” about his secret trade deal

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June 6, 2015. Tags: , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 9 comments.

Requiring photo ID is “racist,” except when it’s done by Obama, the NAACP, unions, or any other liberals

Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee recently announced that he wants to be the Democrats’ 2016 presidential candidate.

In July 2011, Governor Chafee signed a bill that requires voters to show photo ID.
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June 6, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics, Racism. 6 comments.

Los Angeles unions that support $15 minimum wage want an exemption for themselves

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-los-angeles-minimum-wage-unions-20150526-story.html

L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union workers

May 27, 2015

Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces.

The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour as the city nears approval of its landmark legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.

The City Council voted last week to gradually increase the hourly minimum wage to $15 over the next five years.

Last fall, the council approved an ordinance increasing the minimum wage at large hotels to $15.37 per hour. That law says that provisions of the hotel wage hike may be waived in workplaces that have collective bargaining agreements.

June 4, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , . Economics, Politics, Unions. Leave a comment.

An open question to Bernie Sanders regarding your recent comment about deodorant

Bernie Sanders, if this somehow gets your attention, I would like to hear your answer to the following question.

You recently said the following:

“You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country.”

So here is my question for you: please name one real world country where people don’t have easy access to many different kinds of deodorant, but do have easy access to food without having to spend hours waiting in line or buying from the black market.

 

June 4, 2015. Tags: , , , , . Economics, Politics. 1 comment.

The guy who designed the Obama “Hope” poster is shocked that President Obama supports the same policies as Senator Obama

In 2006, Senator Obama voted to extend the Patriot Act.
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June 1, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 1 comment.

Rand Paul Slams Establishment Republicans, Declares Victory Over NSA, Thanks Matt Drudge As Bulk Collection Shuts Down

I’m against political dynasties, and that includes the Paul dynasty. Before today, I thought the most notable thing about Rand Paul was his last name.
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June 1, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Police state, Politics. 3 comments.

Why does the liberal, tolerant, and enlightened city of San Francisco arrest black women at 13 times the rate of women of other races?

Fusion.net reports:

Black women in San Francisco arrested way more often than white women, report shows

May 27, 2015

Black women represent 5.8% of the city’s female population, but accounted for 45.5% of all female arrests in 2013… For arrests related to weapons and narcotics—both felonies—black women made up 77% and 68% of all female arrests, respectively.

Black women were arrested “at a per capita rate 13.4 times higher than women of other races,” says the report.

Considering that San Francisco is said to be one of the most liberal, tolerant, and enlightened cities in the U.S., I wonder how this happened.

May 29, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Politics, Racism, War on drugs. 20 comments.

Billboard Hot 100 from July 3, 1982

Oh wow! Check out all these awesome songs that were on the Billboard Hot 100 during a single week in 1982.

The list is at this link, on page 64. You can use the “+” to make the image bigger, and you can scroll around:

Here are some of my favorites from this list:

1) Human League – Don’t You Want Me

2) Toto – Rosanna

3) Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory

4) Asia – Heat Of The Moment

5) John Cougar – Hurts So Good

8) Juice Newton – Love’s Been A Little Bit Hard On Me

9) Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger

10) .38 Special – Caught Up In You

12) Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Crimson And Clover

13) Motels – Only The Lonely

14) Ray Parker Jr. – The Other Woman

19) Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra

22) Fleetwood Mac – Hold Me

29) Crosby Stills and Nash – Wasted On The Way

42) Melissa Manchester – You Should Hear How She Talks About You

43) Kim Wilde – Kids in America

46) Haircut 100 – Love Plus One

49) Daryl Hall and John Oates – Your Imagination

62) Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy

65) Donna Summer – Love Is In Control

66) Eddie Money – Think I’m In Love

67) Go Go’s – Vacation

69) Tommy Tutone – 867-5309/Jenny

84) Loverboy – When It’s Over

85) Alan Parsons Project – Eye In the Sky

87) Missing Persons – Words

98) Daryl Hall and John Oates – Did It In A Minute

All those awesome songs were on the chart during the same week – wow!

 

 

 

May 29, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Video shows self-parking Volvo running people over

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8nnhUCtcO8

 

May 26, 2015. Tags: , , , , , . Technology. 2 comments.

Affirmative action at its finest

It is extremely easy to pass the New York Fire Department’s written test.
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May 18, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Dumbing down, Political correctness, Racism. 4 comments.

I just added items #1,053 through #1,063 to my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking

The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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May 10, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. Leave a comment.

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