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Mitt’s just a regular guy, rriighhht?

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Now it would be interesting if Glenn let Mr. Romney finish that sentence. I do believe ol’ Mitt would have hung himself.

Goodness forbid Mr. Romney ever actually makes it to the White House. I think ol’ Glenn might be in some trouble!

I’m no expert but, I didn’t know a member of the press would ever get ” the talking to” in Office Depot!

If Mitt doesn’t think his britches are big, I bet he at least thinks he needs a belt!

Respect the candidate!

Thanks and be blessed!

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Written by Selaniest

January 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm

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Why I became a Libertarian.

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I never could figure out why I didn’t fit into the two major political parties. I was too “liberal” to be a good Republican and too “conservative” to be a good Democrat.

That’s not to say that I was a moderate. Because, I feel very strongly for my views, they just happen to have strong voices in both major US parties.

So I started listening to this Ron Paul guy. I mean really listening and studying. And this guy was speaking my language! Liberty through small government and reliance on personal responsibility! Or as they say, ” Minimum Government, Maximum Freedom .”

I have to tell you, I thought there was not a place for me. As it turns out, I have found a new political home.

If you really want the government out of your business and other countries affairs, why not check it out?

Libertarian Platform

Many thanks and be blessed!

Written by Selaniest

January 2, 2012 at 6:13 pm

The most odd Occupy story of the day.

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From, Jeffery Pritchett, Marianna Paranormal Examiner,

” Wouldn’t it be wonderful if mass UFO sightings began to appear over Occupy Wallstreet movements nationwide? To show that we do indeed have celestial back up that desire for the planet Earth to change into something more glorious. Imagine the prickly grins of the corrupt bankers and politicians and stock brokers then to see that we have our courageous Space brothers and sisters on our side backing us up! Imagine the absolute high strange weird of it all! After all UFOs have shown up over political rallies and Nuclear reactors and things to that nature to make an obvious point of positive change worth noting. ”

Continue reading on Examiner.com Align Your Intentions For UFO Friends to Show Up At Occupy Wallstreet Movements! – Panama City Paranormal | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/paranormal-in-panama-city/align-your-intentions-for-ufo-friends-to-show-up-at-occupy-wallstreet-movements#ixzz1azjwwRzr

To comment on this is tough. I do believe the point is it would make some great media coverage. Keep in mind, this appears to be a  “contributor ” content type of news website. That’s great! Bad news is, I could write there.

And the most shocking video I found.

Shameful. And I hear more and more of it. Sickening. Disgusting.  In 2011, people should know better.

Story from

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/10/occupy_la_protestor_a_proud_jew_hater.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Written by Selaniest

October 17, 2011 at 1:03 am

Man, don’t be feeding me that propaganda!

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For the people reading this blog for the first time, I have been talking and reading on Twitter for about eight months. And being successful in Twitter communication has very real challenges.

One of the first things I noticed very quickly was that people want to be heard. Being a news and politic junkie of sorts, I have witnessed political tweets  really “pack a punch”  in order to draw in your attention. And not being a college graduate, I had to surf the net the meaning of

Propaganda . 

Now to me, propaganda means things you say to make you look good and the other person, not so much. Propaganda is normally designed to have people agree or disagree with a certain point, cause , or person with not as much thought as you would normally give the subject matter.

Propaganda is not always a bad thing, But is very valuable to have tools to  spot propaganda in order to stop, think, and understand what this person or media  is wanting you to buy into. In other words, it’s a ” do your homework” sign!

So here we go. Seven different types of propaganda.

  • Glittering Generalizations – Vague words with little meaning used in a context of sounding positive. It looks good and  sounds good but has little true meaning in context. Democracy is a good example because it means different things to different people but sounds good to all.
  • Transfer – An emotional and usually visible projecting of images or qualities used either to add credit or discredit. In my state, a gubernatorial candidate giving a speech in front of a coal tipple would be a good example.
  • Name Calling– A tactic used for the purpose of having persons form opinions before looking at facts. An emotional trigger used to sway a person without having them think. 
  • Card Stacking- Giving some facts and leaving out others in order to sway an opinion based only on the facts you give. In my opinion, one of the most commonly used types of propaganda and also more difficult to spot.  Pointing blame at a Mayor for not getting new sidewalks put in without mentioning that city council refused to approve the funding is a telltale sign of “Card Stacking.”
  • Testimonial- Using a famous, respectable, or comfortable type person to influence a persons opinion. Queen Latifah pushing make up or Oprah endorsing a political candidate. Both are great uses of a “testimonial”
  • Plain Folks- The act presenting  someone or an idea being “just like you” or ” just like an regular/ average person” would think in order to build trust or buy in to an idea.
  • Band Wagon- Promoting an idea as correct or the right thing to do or think because others are doing it and you don’t want to miss out.  Jumping on the “Herman Cain train” is jumping on the band wagon. 

So why point this out? Mainly a learning lesson for myself. But also a way for you to identify,  step back , and think before reacting.

Because propaganda is not a bad thing. Not knowing that it is could be!

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October 13, 2011 at 11:44 pm

The truth we forgot.

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Dear Folks,

Great news! Ten banks won approval to pay back TARP. Yes! Finally! Whoo Hoo!

Guess what,  That was 2009.  Please see the great news!

http://money.cnn.com/2009/06/09/news/companies/banks_tarp/

What was that? They didn’t pay it back! It was just a promise! The answer is, mostly.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/242731/did-tarp-money-really-get-paid-back-kevin-d-williamson

Now there are still big issues. As you can see, the real issues were and are Freddie, Fannie, AIG, GM, Chrysler, ect. The small banks would not have caused a nose dive and some banks were very creative paying back. Government sponsored, of course.

Did I forget BofA? This SHOULD tick you off.

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/08/10/bank-of-americas-back-door-tarp/  Did you see that coming? Mad yet?

The point is, it’s complicated. I missed stuff. It’s not the whole story. It’s enough to put down the sign and stop shouting what the idiot is telling you to say. Think a little bit. Are you really mad at the right people? And if so, is it not really because you just want their stuff? Even if it is taken, you won’t get it.

You may have the power to make something happen. Be careful what you wish for. You might get it.

Now to be fair, “Occupiers”

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It is fair that this group does not represent your cause as a whole.

However, when you see this short video.

 

You will see the clowns on parade.

Now write this one down and play it back next time you feel high and mighty.

Won’t be standing so tall now, Mr. or Ms. Progressive, will you?

 

 

Love,

Selaniest

 

From http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/

Written by Selaniest

October 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Make Mine Freedom!

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Ok, boys and girls. We have been through this before. We are going through it now.

The Glass of America is broken and shard by shard we are being cut by union thugs, corrupt politicians,  clueless students, and other hypocritical mammon worshippers cloaked as being ” For the People!”

Well, guess what, it didn’t work in the past and it’s not working now. Socialism kills the public soul.

Here’s a short cartoon from 1948 that gives a general picture.

Freedom costs, folks! Fight for it! Speak for it! Make it better.

And don’t poop on Police cars……..

Written by Selaniest

October 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm