Now a New Zealand engineer has come up with the Yike Bike, a sit and ride option that easily skims past slow moving commuter traffic in congested urban areas. And it is so small that you can fold it up and carry it like a briefcase to park by your desk. You can get one of these for approximately $4,450 US Dollars.
Just a couple of green machines developed by the private sector without any “stimulus.”
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors.
It’s no secret that Tiger Woods is a marketer’s dream. No company has capitalized on the appeal of the good looking, clean-cut, articulate, scandal-free golf whiz more than Nike–even when it’s not a Nike product that’s being promoted….
Nike has Woods adorned in its gear even when he’s pitching products from other sponsors including … General Motors’ … Buick….
The leftist elite establishment has blinded the people in this nation through its educational institutions, mainstream media outlets, and the entertainment industry to garner power for a repressive society. While Brother O and his Bread and Circuses Administration zealously dismantle the sleeping middle class, Americans have become unwitting accomplices to a growing underclass.
During education’s ongoing paradigm shift to a postmodern pedagogy in the mid-1980s, a fellow graduate student recognized that tenure and promotion in the academic world depended on the ability to “quack like a duck,” i.e., absorb and regurgitate the academy’s leftist world view and withhold personal opinions. In other words, outspoken conservatives are both persona non grata and underemployed in academia.
The duck motif not only extends to “journalists” in the mainstream media, but as Rush Limbaugh recently discovered, it extends to the National Football League (NFL), a league he greatly admires.
“[T]he NFL … is the most politically correct environment I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Dennis Miller on The O’Reilly Factor. “I don’t even know why Limbaugh would want to be in [it] quite frankly.”
Like many outspoken professors and journalists, Limbaugh now suffers from the pangs of outrageous injustice, being denied his dream for criticizing and mocking the nanny notions of the statist-minded elite. Limbaugh will not be afforded the opportunity that he has earned through achievement to work in the profession he loves for no reason other than his outspoken conservative views are abhorred by the leftist elite establishment.
Since it was leaked that Limbaugh was part of a group intending to buy the St. Louis Rams football team, the propagandists in the mainstream media have worked feverishly to malign his reputation, undermine his creditability, and destroy his character. They overturned rocks for race-baiting poverty pimps and scoured the NFL for nitwit jocks or any feckless team owner they could find to denounce Limbaugh as a bigot and racist before the nation.
The attack and subsequent defamation of Limbaugh adds to the list of media assaults on outspoken conservatives in order to prevent the resurgence of Reagan conservatism from entering the mainstream of American politics and undoing the leftist elites’ socialist agenda. The leftist elite establishment fears the resurgence of a conservatism of individualism, not of country clubs and boardrooms. The establishment dreads the Reagan conservatism championed over talk radio and at town hall meetings and tea parties, which respects the law and reflects the values and traditions of the people.
Statists demagogues live in constant terror of individualists who are independent, loosely connected to groups, and don’t know their place. They commission media propagandists, ready at their beckon call, to seek out and destroy them. The statist diktat is not to refute an opponent’s argument, it is to “wipe him from the face of the earth,” Sarah Palin, Clarence Thomas, and Robert Bork are noted recipients of the left’s scorched-earth and personal destruction politics.
The mainstream media have been frantically trying to deflate Sarah Palin’s ascendancy to the leadership of a national conservative movement since her dazzling acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in September 2008. Had she been a Democrat and espoused the statist ideology of Brother O or Hillary Clinton, Palin’s astounding rise from housewife, to mayor, to governor, to vice presidential candidate would have been praised by propagandists, extolled by environmentalists, lionized by leftists, and fawned over by feminists throughout the nation.
People who use common sense and apply the principles of the Constitution obstruct progressive governance, which explains why the media upended Robert Bork’s nomination and tried to stop Clarence Thomas’ confirmation to the Supreme Court. The media permitted and perpetuated the malicious, baseless allegations of the Democrat smear merchants to damage the reputations and destroy the creditability of both men.
Such reprehensible media campaigns, waged to disgrace both men, “did not resemble an argument so much as a lynching.” Bork was depicted as a judicial tyrant, his wife was falsely accused of being a Holocaust denier, and even his movie viewing habits were called into question. Likewise, Thomas was caricatured as a freakish feel-copping porno pervert in order to humiliate him, strip him of his dignity, and dishonor him for life.
The NFL’s management, owners, and players union along with most of the mainstream media and entertainment industry detest and despise Limbaugh as much as they do Palin, Thomas, and Bork. Yet Limbaugh persists in his love for the National Football League regardless of whether the sentiment is mutual.
Like the pedestaled wife of a fawning cuckold, the NFL graciously accepts Limbaugh’s lavish praises, glowing endorsements, and personal expenditures, yet abhors the very thought of embracing him. When the NFL’s leftist elite establishment denied Limbaugh limited ownership in a football franchise, it denied all outspoken conservatives and sent a subtle message to its owners, coaches, and players to suppress conservative opinion and quack like a duck.
The environment is ripe to don the special sunglasses, face the unadorned reality, and see the hideous leftist potentates and mindless moguls for the despicable fascists they truly are. In the grand scheme of things, the significance of the NFL pales in comparison to that of the USA. The country needs a wake up call, and the time has come for Limbaugh to stop chewing bubble gum and phone it in.
Well, now, doesn’t the prospect of world peace resulting from the many peaceful efforts of our peace-loving, Nobel prize-winning President just give you a warm glow all over?
Seriously, do you suppose the Nobel peace prize committee lives on a different planet? How on God’s green earth can they declare that Barack Obama has been instrumental in the furtherance of world peace? Someone should establish a committee to nominate the world’s biggest fools, and start by honoring the Nobel crew.
They could sit in company with that famous trio of peace-loving Nobel-winning morons from the United States — Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, and now the charismatic Barack Obama — otherwise known as the axis of appeasement.
With Iran’s jihad-driven Ahmadinejad blatantly threatening to launch a nuclear holocaust, while Obama flaunts his charisma toward the Olympic committee (unsuccessfully) and hams it up on Saturday Night Live, anyone with the brains of a parsnip must wonder how he has contributed to world peace. As Ahmadinejad’s arsenal grows, so does his alliance with Russia, Iran’s primary source of arms and equipment for mass destruction. And now Sean Penn’s buddy, Hugo Chavez, is negotiating with Iran to help him acquire nukes for Venezuela, so he can add to the threat against “the Big Satan.” (That’s jihadist code language for the good old U.S.A.)
Meanwhile, Nobel-winning, peace-loving Obama still believes his charms will result in worldwide nuclear disarmament. Proudly toting his new prize, he’s happily humming that old John Lennon tune, “Give Peace a Chance.”
People blessed with common sense and better acquainted with signs of unpeace, are cancelling trips to Israel next year because of indications that, unlike Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu recognizes the enemy and is preparing to defend that nation’s existence.
American and allied soldiers and Marines are dying in Afghanistan because the peace-loving, hubristic Obama believes he is smarter and knows more about wartime strategy than the four-star generals who have spent the better part of their lives preparing for, training for, and participating in war. Rules of engagement devised and imposed by peace-loving liberals who have never worn a uniform or even visited a battlefield, are insuring that our courageous warriors are sitting ducks for the Taliban, who are guided by no rules other than to win at any cost.
How many presidents in the past half century have had over a million people marching in protest in front of the nation’s capital, to demonstrate their discontent with a leader who is out of touch with the rest of the country? Perhaps the fact that this 9/12 demonstration was such a clean and peaceful protest convinced the Nobel committee that only Obama’s peace-loving charisma kept them from rioting.
With eschatologists like Joel Rosenberg giving frequent warnings about threats to Israel from every side, and our own peace-loving Obama’s unsupportive and condescending attitude toward that country, it seems more and more credible that a world catastrophe of cataclysmic proportions could occur before long. I know people who are already stockpiling food for such an event.
When the nuclear missiles start flying toward this country, I guess the peace-loving Nobel winners will be huddled in a bunker somewhere, clutching their prizes, and shaking their heads in bewilderment.
Just for the record, if I could have nominated a Nobel peace prize recipient, it would have been General David Petraus. He understood what Aristotle said more than two thousand years ago, “We make war that we may live in peace.”
Last Sunday, September 20th, the flag of communist China fluttered in Washington DC. It had been the long-held dream of Chen Ronghua, chief of the U.S.-Fujian Association, to showcase his motherland in his new home. His wishes finally came true last week, in a celebration marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The modest turnout marked the event with cultural activities, as shown in the video:
The event was good public relations for a group of Chinese-American trade associations who have cause for celebration. In 2007, the last year for which complete data is available, US imports from China totaled $330 billion, while US exports to China totaled only $79 billion. That’s a trade deficit with China of $251 billion. (Source.)
Rallies involving foreign interests are often held in Lafayette Park north of the White House, or on the Ellipse south of the White House. Both areas are administered by the National Park Service, and groups can assemble in these locations after obtaining a permit from NPS, not the White House. When the Chinese trade associations obtained their permit for the September 20th event, they reported to their correspondents in China that the event would be held “in a ceremony in front of the President’s residence” because they had a permit to assemble on the Ellipse. But the media reports incorrectly stated that the event would be held on the south lawn of the White House, and a firestorm of controversy ensued.
It’s only a difference in geography of one city block, but the difference in symbolic meaning is huge — White House grounds versus national park. And given Barack Hussein Obama’s many earlier ignorant breaches of protocol, lots of folk readily believed that he was responsible for a terrible gaffe. Throughout the Blogosphere pundits commented, “China has foreclosed on the White House.” The most eloquent lamentation came from Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC) — Obama Allows Communist Flag over Washington!:
The communist government of China now owns a great deal of US debt and factions of their military threaten to launch a nuclear strike against the United States over possible conflicts involving our allies in Taiwan. They used to only be able to threaten to destroy the west coast of America, but due to the theft of our two stage missile technology, during the Clinton administration, China now has the nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and delivery systems to attack every major city in the United States.
Chinese hackers are attacking major components of the US Military electronic infrastructure on almost a weekly basis now.
On the topic of immigration, China refuses to allow the return of over 40,000 illegal aliens currently under deportation order in the United States. So many Chinese illegal immigrants are now entering the US that the water stations placed in the deserts on the US border with Mexico now have instructions in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.
China has recently made demands of the Obama administration for more “assurances” that they will be repaid the over 1.4 Trillion dollars in debt Americans now owe. While we have not been able to ascertain what “assurances” the Obama administration is willing to offer, we do know that each American now owes communist China over $4,000 each including newborns and retirees!
…America’s politicians seem to be having trouble making decisions that are in the best interest of the American public these days….
Well, the event has come and gone, and the many Chinese in Washington DC have had a chance to enjoy their noisy music and dragon dances. Would communist China allow the expatriate Americans living there to hold a gathering in Tiananmen Square and hoist the American flag? Not likely. We’ll only see the US flag in China when one of our athletes gets an Olympic medal. But we are a different sort of country, full of folk who loved their homeland and have fond cultural memories, but who came here for their future life and love the United States also. The important thing is to ensure that the new arrivals are committed to upholding our Constitution, that they understand our foundational values (not that Barack Hussein Obama understands them, of course).
It is unclear whether the Chinese media or the American media screwed this one up. But another media screw-up it is. Cheers!
By Dr. Ron Hei | Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 at 5:44 pm
Be very careful not to share personal information with strangers who come to your door, even if they claim to be from the US census. Even if you are SURE they are official census takers, limit yourself to the required information. There will be 140,000 temporary employees, and we have already seen what sort of folk they are from the ACORN scandals. Read this announcement from the Better Business Bureau, and share it with everyone you know.
With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data. The big question is – how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist? BBB offers the following advice:
** If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have a badge, a hand held device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice. Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions. However, you should never invite anyone you don’t know into your home.
** Census workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify address information. Do not give your Social Security number, credit card or banking information to anyone, even if they claim they need it for the U.S. Census. While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, it will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers nor will employees solicit donations.
Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail, or in person at home. However, they will not contact you by Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams impersonating the Census.
Never click on a link or open any attachments in an Email that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau.
There’s never a shortage of irresponsible male politicians who can’t keep their pants on to entertain us.
Usually we only cover national and international news. But we do include state and local stories when the events are prototypical of the American scene. And in this case, the story is soooo steamy and soooo funny, it is irresistible.
One day while Michael D. Duvall, Orange County’s 72nd Assembly District representative was sitting in a hearing, he regaled a colleague with details of an extramarital affair he was having. (I’m laughing out loud as I write this.) Unbeknownst to him, his microphone was on, and the lurid details were shared with the cable-televised committee hearing. The Orange County Weeklytells the story:
In July–two days after Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Republican leader Sam Blakeslee put Duvall on the Rules Committee that oversees member ethics–the second-term, conservative, Republican assemblyman sat in a public hearing and vividly described lewd details about his trysts with a female lobbyist whose clients had business before another committee on which Duvall sits.
Duvall, speaking to a relatively mum Republican colleague seated to his left, apparently had no idea his dais microphone became live beginning about a minute before the start of a cable-televised committee hearing. He was captured in the middle of recounting portions of an affair.
“She wears little eye-patch underwear,” said Duvall, who is married with two children. “So, the other day she came here with her underwear, Thursday. And so, we had made love Wednesday–a lot! And so she’ll, she’s all, ‘I am going up and down the stairs, and you’re dripping out of me!’ So messy!”
That line may quickly become part of colorful Sacramento political lore….
Duvall–who was twice a president of the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce, served two terms as mayor of Yorba Linda before entering the assembly in 2006, and is the owner of an insurance agency–continues his tale: “So, I am getting into spanking her. Yeah, I like it. I like spanking her. She goes, ‘I know you like spanking me.’ I said, ‘Yeah! Because you’re such a bad girl!’”
The paunchy Duvall, vice chairman of the Assembly’s powerful Committee on Utilities & Commerce, is 54 years old. His sex partner, about 20 years younger, is a blonde bombshell who is a lobbyist with business before that committee.
The woman, Heidi DeJong Barsuglia, is “one of the top lobbyists” for privately owned California utility giant Sempra Energy. Said a capitol staffer:
“Their relationship is the worst-kept secret in Sacramento. He’s old and fat. She’s hot, blonde and about 20 years younger. He could have never gotten a woman like that before he got this job.”
No kidding. And we complain when our Washington DC politicians appear to be “in bed with lobbyists.”
UPDATE, 5AM: According to new reports, this guy sleeps with multiple lobbyists. And BTW all you libs who complain that I only dis Democrats, take note — this guy is a conservative, family-values-spouting Republican. (I dis all hypocrites, not just the Dem ones.)
Television coverage from KCAL/9 is now online. Enjoy!
UPDATE, 3PM: California legislative leaders stripped Michael Duvall of his committee posts this morning and launched an ethics probe of his actions. This afternoon, after assessing the public reaction to his shenanigans, he resigned from office. (Source.) He did not face the media directly, nor did he address the issue on his official state website. He posted a brief statement on his old campaign website:
“I am deeply saddened that my inappropriate comments have become a major distraction for my colleagues in the Assembly, who are working hard on the very serious problems facing our state. I have come to the conclusion that it would not be fair to my family, my constituents or to my friends on both sides of the aisle to remain in office. Therefore, I have decided to resign my office, effective immediately, so that the Assembly can get back to work.”
The best efforts of good people, given unheralded day in and day out, are the glue that holds society together. In his latest article in the New English Review Theodore Dalrymple introduces you to some he has known:
Beauty and the Beast
It is more difficult to write interestingly of good people than of bad; villains are generally more memorable than heroes. A newspaper that reported only acts of kindness and generosity would be insufferably boring and would go bankrupt even faster than those that relay only disaster….
To write of good people is often to sound either naïve or priggish; whereas to write of the bad is to appear worldly and sophisticated. One of the reasons, of course, for the difficulty of writing interestingly of the good is that there seems so much less to say of them than of the bad….
The author, an English psychiatrist and doctor, goes on to describe a female internist that he worked for, a young Indian doctor, and the son of a patient. To meet these people through his words will warm your heart, so take the time to read his essay.
Theodore Dalrymple is actually a pen name for Anthony Daniels, a British writer and retired physician who until his recent retirement worked as a doctor and psychiatrist in a hospital and nearby prison in a Birmingham slum.
This year’s homecoming queen is a drag queen. George Mason University, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, selected 22-year-old male student Ryan Allen as homecoming queen at a sold-out homecoming basketball game on Saturday, February&14. Allen, a senior this year, performs in local nightclubs as a glamorous woman — “Reann Ballslee.”
The selection was wildly popular on a campus characterized by cultural diversity. Said Allen,
“I was very touched by how Mason was so supportive through the whole process of allowing a boy in a dress to run for homecoming queen. It says a lot about the campus that not only do we have diversity but we celebrate it.
“When they said ‘Ms. Mason 2009 is Reann Ballslee,’ the crowd went wild. It was one of the best feelings I’ve felt in a long time. I had so many friends supporting me.”
The judging was based half on a talent competition and half on student voting. Allen, who said he originally meant it as a joke, received more votes than the two female students who also ran for the award.
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