Really GOOGLE, this is truly shameful …
As over a billion Christians celebrate Easter and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior … GOOGLE in their infinite wisdom took the opportunity to celebrate the day to honor Cesar Chavez’s birthday. So GOOGLE does not honor Easter with a pic of Jesus or heck, how about even an Easter bunny or basket. Nope, instead they insult Christians everywhere and honor with its ‘Doodle’ search logo art to mark the birth of left-wing labor leader, Cesar Chavez. This is a new low, even for the Left.
The timing is oddly appropriate; as Dennis Prager has written, “You cannot understand the Left if you do not understand that leftism is a religion,” and one with its own sources of mythology. Back in 2006 at Tech Central Station, Lee Harris described French Marxist Georges Sorel (1847-1922), and the concept of the Sorelian Myth:
Venezuela’s Acting President Maduro Urges Barack Obama to Stop Plot by Pentagon & CIA to Kill His Pro-Democracy Opponent Henrique Capriles
Why would the “Socialist” in Chief plot to kill a pro-democratic opponent?
Nicolas Maduro, the acting Venezuela president, is urging President Barack Obama to stop the assassination plot by the Pentagon and CIA to kill Maduro’s pro-Democracy opponent, Henrique Capriles. Madura insinuated that the Pentagon and at the CIAwere behind a plan to assassinate the right-wing presidential candidate to create chaos.” Crazy huh? Doesn’t Maduro understand that Obama is a fellow socialist? Although Obama as a community agitator likes his chaos, he likes his socialism better. As Weasel Zippers states, “That’s no way to treat a fellow comrade.”
Socialism … the bonds that bind
Venezuela’s acting president urged U.S. leader Barack Obama to stop what he called a plot by the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency to kill his opposition rival and trigger a coup before an April 14 election.
Nicolas Maduro said the plan was to blame his opponent’s murder on the OPEC nation’s government and to “fill Venezuelans with hate” as they prepare to go to vote following the death of socialist leader Hugo Chavez.
Maduro first mentioned a plot against his rival, Henrique Capriles, last week, blaming it on former Bush administration officials Roger Noriega and Otto Reich. Both rejected the allegations as untrue, outrageous and defamatory.
“I call on President Obama – Roger Noriega, Otto Reich, officials at the Pentagon and at the CIA are behind a plan to assassinate the right-wing presidential candidate to create chaos,” Maduro said in a TV interview broadcast on Sunday.
Maduro, who is Chavez’s preferred successor, said the purpose of the plot was to set off a coup and that his information came from “a very good source.”
- Some hoping for a democratic vote following the death of their socialist leader
BREAKING NEWS: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, Dead at Age 58 (Update: Sean Penn Says … “I Lost a Friend”), (Update: Carter Praises Positive Legacies)
BREAKING NEWS: Venezuela President Hugo Chavez, Dead at Age 58.
Hugo Chavez will not be down for breakfast. The socialist dictator of Venezuela has passed away from cancer. Make room Kim Jung Il, Hell has a new resident. After numerous claims that Chavez was recovering from cancer from his propaganda machine, Chavez succumbed to complication of cancer. His death leaves Venezuela bitterly divided. But isn’t that exactly what a dictator does while in power, divides the people so that they are too busy fighting each other and blaming eash other, than focusing on the real problem, the man in power. Doesn’t that sound familiar, but I digress. Chavez, a devoted enemy of the United States, was praised by his bud, former Democrat President of the United States Jimmy Carter. How misguided could one possibly be and a glimpse into what Democrat presidents believe in and call help to the people. Other Democrats like Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D-NY) released a statement praising former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez; however, neglecting the crackdowns of his political opponents. A glimpse into the Democrat party indeed. According to accounts, elections will be held in 30 days, and Vice President Nicolas Maduro will assume the presidency in the interim.
UPDATE I: As reported by the AP:
We came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized,” Carter said in a statement.
Carter noted that while he did not always agree with Chavez‘s methods, he “never doubted Hugo Chávez’s commitment to improving the lives of millions of his fellow countrymen,” and said that the former Venezuelan president “will be remembered for his bold assertion of autonomy and independence for Latin American governments and for his formidable communication skills and personal connection with supporters in his country and abroad to whom he gave hope and empowerment.”
President Hugo Chavez was a former paratroop commander and self-styled “subversive” who waged continual battle for his socialist ideals. He bedeviled the United States and outsmarted his rivals time and again, while using Venezuela’s vast oil wealth to his political advantage.
Chavez led one coup attempt, defeated another and was re-elected three times. Almost the only adversary it seemed he couldn’t beat was cancer. He died Tuesday in Caracas at age 58, two years after he was first diagnosed.
Hmm, didn’t insanoid, former NBA bad boy and attention whore Dennis Rodman call the socialist dictator of North Korea Kim Jung Un a friend as well? Oh yeah, another enemy of the United States.
“Today the people of the United States lost a friend it never knew it had. And poor people around the world lost a champion,” says Penn in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “I lost a friend I was blessed to have. My thoughts are with the family of President Chavez and the people of Venezuela.”
Penn, who has been a longtime supporter of Chavez, made a surprise appearance in Bolivia in December to attend a candlelight vigil for the health of the leader. Said Penn at the vigil: “He’s one of the most important forces we’ve had on this planet, and I’ll wish him nothing but that great strength he has shown over and over again. I do it in love, and I do it in gratitude.”
Take a good look how people are treated by pro-Chavez folks who are perceived being apart of the opposition. A news media crew is attacked under the assumption they were working for the opposition media to Chavez.
UPDATE III: More on the statements from former US President Jimmy Carter because this is really important for Americans to understand about a Democrat party that has so lost its way. How is it possible that we have such prominent Democrats coddling a man who oppressed his people? These are the same people that slam Conservatives, Republicans and the Tea Party … but praise the good of a dictator. As the Gateway Pundit opines, Carter wants you to remember the positive things that Chavez did. Hmm, didn’t Hitler make the trains run on time? Think about that America. Give that one a long good thought. Especially the next time you vote.
Statement From Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Death of Hugo Chavez – Carter Center
Rosalynn and I extend our condolences to the family of Hugo Chávez Frías. We met Hugo Chávez when he was campaigning for president in 1998 and The Carter Center was invited to observe elections for the first time in Venezuela. We returned often, for the 2000 elections, and then to facilitate dialogue during the political conflict of 2002-2004. We came to know a man who expressed a vision to bring profound changes to his country to benefit especially those people who had felt neglected and marginalized. Although we have not agreed with all of the methods followed by his government, we have never doubted Hugo Chávez’s commitment to improving the lives of millions of his fellow countrymen.[...]
At the same time, we recognize the divisions created in the drive towards change in Venezuela and the need for national healing. We hope that as Venezuelans mourn the passing of President Chávez and recall his positive legacies — especially the gains made for the poor and vulnerable — the political leaders will move the country forward by building a new consensus that ensures equal opportunities for all Venezuelans to participate in every aspect of national life.
He Said He Would Reach Across the Aisle … Barack Obama, the Most Polarizing President Ever During First Term as President
BARACK OBAMA, THE DIVIDER IN CHIEF … According to Gallup, Barack Obama is the most polarizing President ever during their first term in office.
In the end it was not even close. Barack Obama was the most polarizing president in the history of Gallup polling for a president during their first term in office. Obama finished his 4 years in office with a 70 point partisan average gap, the next closest was George W. Bush at 61. Barack Obama finished his fourth year as president, tied with GWB at 76. Gallup tries to explain Obama’s record polarization by saying it is just the era we live in. What they won’t tell you is that the reason for the polarization is at record levels is because Barack Obama is trying to fundamentally change the United States into a Western European socialist country. That is why so many who appose him have such a negative view of his policies. Obama once said that he would reach across the aisle and that there were no red or blue states, only the United States. What a fraud perpetrated on the American people.
Obama on Pace to Be Most Polarizing President Yet
The average party gap in ratings of President Obama during the four years of his presidency is 70 percentage points. If that average holds, it would surpass Bush’s record 61-point average polarization during his eight-year presidency by a considerable margin. Bush also finished his presidency with a significantly larger party gap in job approval ratings than the previous leader, Bill Clinton (55 points).
Hey America, how’s that “Hopey-Changey” stuff working out for you?
Some doctors saying that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s cancer is most likely terminal. What will a Venezuela without Chavez look like in the future?
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s cancer is most likely terminal given the disease’s recurrences, and while the president may bounce back for periods, his health is increasingly at risk, say several leading cancer specialists not involved in the treatment.
Mr. Chávez is recovering from surgery in Cuba this week after the president said malignant cells reappeared for a third time in his abdomen. Venezuela’s government hasn’t disclosed what type of cancer he has or what the surgery was for. But it has described the more than six-hour operation as “complex and delicate” and said Mr. Chávez might not be back in Caracas in time for his Jan. 10 inauguration for a new term after 14 years in power.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Names Nicolas Maduro His Successor as He Prepares for More Cancer Surguery
Ahead of his fourth cancer surgery in 18 months, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has named Vice President Nicolas Maduro his successor. The 50 year old Maduro is one of Chavez’s longest serving aides, having been the president of the National Assembly before becoming Foreign Minister in 2006.
Barack Obama & Chavez above in a show of solidarity, Nicolas Maduro in the background
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez named a longtime ally with close ties to Cuba his heir apparent as the cancer-stricken leader prepares for a potential departure after almost 14 years in power.
Chavez, in a nationwide address over the weekend, said he was throwing his “irrevocable, absolute” support behind Vice President Nicolas Maduro to lead his 21st century socialist revolution should he be unable to carry out his duties. Chavez made the comments as he prepared to fly to Cuba for surgery, his fourth in 18 months, to treat an undisclosed form of cancer that he said reappeared in exams after winning re-election Oct. 7.
We have reached a tipping point, welfare spending now more than medium income … what has happened to our country? America, do you still remember what the word pride means?
As reported at the Weekly Standard, the amount of money spent on welfare programs equals, when converted to cash payments, about “$168 per day for every household in poverty.” Welfare spending per day per household in poverty is $168, as opposed to the median income per day is only $137. Can you say unsustainable? People are going to begin to say, why work? And that is exactly how you crate a socialist society. At some point this has got to stop. For all the welfare spending, it has accomplished nothing except to create a dependent welfare class of people whose vote can be bought and the loss of liberty and self-respect.
According to the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee, welfare spending per day per household in poverty is $168, which is higher than the $137 median income per day. When broken down per hour, welfare spending per hour per household in poverty is $30.60, which is higher than the $25.03 median income per hour.
“Based on data from the Congressional Research Service, cumulative spending on means-tested federal welfare programs, if converted into cash, would equal $167.65 per day per household living below the poverty level,” writes the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee. “By comparison, the median household income in 2011 of $50,054 equals $137.13 per day. Additionally, spending on federal welfare benefits, if converted into cash payments, equals enough to provide $30.60 per hour, 40 hours per week, to each household living below poverty. The median household hourly wage is $25.03. After accounting for federal taxes, the median hourly wage drops to between $21.50 and $23.45, depending on a household’s deductions and filing status. State and local taxes further reduce the median household’s hourly earnings. By contrast, welfare benefits are not taxed.”
Sadly, Doug Ross may have best summed up this disastrous overspending on the welfare state, “We are headed for fiscal collapse — and the welfare state keeps growing like a cancer, incentivizing sloth, formalizing a culture of dependency, and killing self-sufficiency.”
Just curious America, do you even care anyone about your country, why it was founded for Liberty?
Elections Have Consequences, Businesses Laying off Employees Due to Obamacare and Regulations … NY Applebee’s CEO Zane Tankel says He May have to Lay Off Employees because of Obamacare. (Update: Papa John to do the Same)
Exactly what did people think was going to happen when Obama was reelected and Obamacare penalties would be implemented rather than repealed? Maybe Americans would have voted differently had these policies been enacted prior to the election, but of course that was done ny design.
Elections have consequences and for those who voted for Barack Obama’s reelection might just get laid off or fired. In their infinite wisdom, or lack there of, America voted back in the most liberal/socialist President in the history of the United States. What does that mean … businesses will have to deal with the adverse effects of Obamacare on their business. The economics of Obamacare and its cost to the economy.
NY Applebee’s CEO Zane Tankel stated on the FOX business channel that he may have to let employees go or reduce their hours from full time to part time to deal with the expenses of Obamacare. Tankel went on to say that this was the most difficult business climate he has ever seen. He has not made a final decision, but what one one think some one is going to do when expenses increase and revenues do not?
Zane Tankel said that a hiring and expansion freeze might have to be implemented, much to the dismay of the LEFT. Money does not grow on trees and when the government decides to force their socialist policies on a business based in capitalism, there are consequences. What’s the answer of the ignorant and selfish LEFT, boycott those that dare take action to deal with the added expsnse of Obamacare. A note to the LEFT, guess what happens when revenues are reduced in a business, they lay even more employees off. But the ignorant LEFT does not care, they think the evil businesses make too much money. Funny how they want to tell others how to handle their money, but when it comes to their own like paying for woman’s own birth control, it’s hands off.
An Applebee’s New York area franchisee is the latest CEO to go public threatening drastic plans to avoid costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.
“We’ve calculated it will [cost] some millions of dollars across our system. So what does that say — that says we won’t build more restaurants. We won’t hire more people,” Zane Tankel, chairman and CEO of Apple-Metro, told Fox Business Network on Thursday.
Apple-Metro, which runs 40 Applebee’s restaurants, employs from 80 to 300 people at each of its locations. Obamacare mandates that businesses with more than 50 workers must offer an approved insurance plan or pay a penalty of $2,000 for each full-time worker over 30 workers.
Most small businesses with 50 or more employees already do offer health insurance, notes John Arensmeyer, CEO and founder of Small Business Majority, a national small business advocacy organization. But restaurant chains typically are among the sliver of businesses not offering insurance to workers. Other food chains have commented publicly that they would take strong measures.
UPDATE I: John Schnatter, Papa John’s CEO, Says he will likely have to raise costs and cut employee hours because of Obamacare.
A day after Barack Obama earned a second term in the White House, Papa John’s founder and CEO John Schnatter said the president’s signature health-care reform law would increase his business costs and possibly result in employees’ hours being cut.
Schnatter, a part-time Naples resident, made the comments Wednesday night inside a small auditorium at Edison State College’s Collier County campus. In August, he made national headlines after telling shareholders the Affordable Care Act — commonly known as Obamacare — would result in a 10- to 14-cent increase for customers buying a pizza.
“I got in a bunch of trouble for this,” he told the students. “That’s what you do, is you pass on costs. Unfortunately, I don’t think people know what they’re going to pay for this.”
The UN, Hugo Chavez, Raul Castro and Vladimir Putin Endorse Obama for Four more years … UN Warns America Nor to Elect Romney
Could there be four better Presidential endorsements for Mitt Romney than the United Nations, Putin, Chavez and Castro endorsing Barack Obama for President of the United States?
As reported at Breitbart, the UN warns Americans not to elect Mitt Romney.Really, the UN is telling us to do something? Who the hell are you people to tell us to do anything? You act as if you are actually relevant. Just curious, when was the last time that the United Nation’s had America’s best interests at heart?
As stated at the Jawa Report, that is more than enough vote for Romney in itself. Why would any right minded thinking American citizen do what the un-UN wanted? But of course water-boarding had nothing to do with extracting information from 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and information from Al Qaeda operative Hassan Ghul in leading to the death of Bin Laden.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights has warned Americans not to elect Republican Mitt Romney in next month’s presidential election, saying that doing so would be “a democratic mandate for torture.”
The UN’s Ben Emmerson was referring to Romney’s refusal to rule out the use of waterboarding in interrogating terror detainees, a practice that President Barack Obama has ended.
But wait, there is more ringing endorsements for Barack Obama. Hugo Chavez, Raul Castro and Vladimir Putin all endorse Obama. So will the Obama campaign make up new bumper stickers, signs and pins, Dictators for Obama? So why would such individuals want to back Barack Obama? Could it be because he is a weak, ineffective US President who likes bowing to foreign leaders?