Monday, January 16, 2012

Does Reality Have Relevance?

Does it make a difference any more what the facts are? Can we simply say whatever we feel like and regardless of the truth, if it hits an emotional hot button do we fall swooning at the feet of the Bamster? Catch this clinker:

Valerie Jarrett Gives Sermon: Jesus is Her Boss and Satan is the GOP

Should we give her a pass for failure to notice that two out of the three years of her administration were blessed with a heavy Democrat majority in both chambers of the legislature? OK, let's ignore that for a moment.

How about this then:
"Teachers, and firefighters, and policemen, whose jobs are now in jeopardy because Congress--well let me be specific--because the Republicans in Congress," Jarrett told the crowd. According to the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, at this point, "Before she could finish her sentence, people in the congregation were laughing, and applauding."
Teachers, firefighters and policemen work for which department of the federal government? Oh, they don't work for the feds? So the Congress doesn't have a bloody thing to do with their jobs?

That's right, kiddies! Teachers get paid by your local school district funded by your local ad valorem property taxes. In most states there is a significant chunk paid by the state through their tax structure, mostly sales taxes and license fees. The federal government tosses in an average of 8-10% of total school funding and that is mostly through payment for school lunches!

Firefighters and police work for cities. They are metropolitan government employees. They aren't hired, fired or funded by the feds.

Will no one stand up and challenge this sort of drivel?


nealcroz said...

BIG question here Ed. Why in the HELL does Valerie Jarrett rate Secret Service protection?????? The longer Uncle Bo Bo stays the more the WH is looking the the Royal Palace with all of those admitted "at court" gaining "favors and dispensations" from the reigning monarch.

I spent 33 years of my life in AF blue for this?????? I don't think so......some of us still believe in Honor and Country and not as separate words.....old...but not dead.

Anonymous said...

WTF - What about seperation of Church and State? How about the TRUTH for once because HOPE and CHANGE just isn't working. I can't believe that I am seeing my Country going down so fast. All this show, free bread and circuses remind me of Rome whenever an emporer was in trouble with his subjects and needed to appease their wrath.

AF retired.

immagikman said...

The sad fact is, we the voters let it come to this, we the voters ignored the liberal democrats and the corrupted politicians in both parties. We let things slide, and now the populace is so dumbed down they haven't a clue it can be any other way. Rome's Bread and Circuses? You are lucky if the average american idiot even knows what Rome is.

FlyingBarrister said...

The separation of church in state only applies to conservatives. There is no problem with a Dimocrat appearing in a black church. Separation is trumped by their quest for "social justice."

The media will not challenge it because they are all on the same team and are trying to deliver the same message.