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NSA Nominee To Senate: ‘Trust Me’

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 - by Stephen Kruiser

Forecast: Heavy Snowden clouds.

President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the National Security Agency pledged on Tuesday to look for ways to build confidence in the beleaguered spy agency and, in a possible shift, stopped short of calling former contractor Edward Snowden a traitor.

Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, now the Navy’s top cyber warrior, was cautious during often terse exchanges at a Senate hearing on his confirmation to also lead the U.S. Cyber Command that saw critics and supporters prod him about the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records, a program exposed by Snowden.

Rogers spoke about the need for NSA transparency and accountability.

Spy agencies are always eager to pay lip service to pleasing the public when they’ve been caught with their little spy hands in the privacy cookie jar. And exactly what does greater transparency from a spy agency look like? There’s a fine line between one that does whatever it needs to in order to keep the bad guys at bay and an Orwellian nightmare that is archiving video footage of every shower you take.

No, that’s not a loofah but thanks for keeping that dude from blowing up my office.

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Talking Points Memo REALLY Reaches to Prove NPR Isn’t Biased

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 - by Stephen Kruiser

Laughable.

If anyone still suspects that National Public Radio has a consistently liberal bias, listen to Robert Siegel’s interview with Brigid Flaherty, organizing director for the Alliance for a Greater New York, a labor advocacy group, on Wednesday’s All Things Considered.

The topic was the poverty-level wages paid to bank tellers and other employees in the bottom half of the banking industry. Siegel reminded listeners that U.S. taxpayers bailed out the financial industry when many of the nation’s largest banks teetered on the brink of collapse. He also pointed out that despite the taxpayer subsidies, Wall Street banks nevertheless paid their top executives huge salaries and bonuses.

Then Siegel asked Flaherty about a new study conducted by economists at the University of California at Berkeley’s Labor Center on behalf of a group called the Committee for Better Banks. Flaherty explained that in New York state, one out of three bank tellers are receiving some form of public assistance — such as food stamps and Medicaid — because their wages are so low. Siegel asked Flaherty: “How much do, say, bank tellers in New York City make?” Flaherty responded: “So on average, they make around $11 an hour, which yearly comes out to about $14,000 a year.”

“That’s very tough to live with in New York City,” Siegel responded. “You might be able to make ends meet, though, in some other parts of the country on that.”

It is at this point that it becomes clear that Robert Siegel is totally out of touch with the realities of living in America.

So, NPR isn’t biased because Robert Siegel is ignorant of life beyond his Manhattan/D.C. frame of reference? Actually, being part of the Manhattan/Beltway media bubble pretty much defines liberal bias. It most certainly doesn’t discount it.

This is what passes for logic on the left. One guy didn’t get his groupthink talking points correct so it proves that an entire network isn’t biased. If the writer had said the fact that Siegel was wearing a yellow tie yesterday proved lack of bias it would have made as much sense.

For the record, NPR is quite biased.

Carry on.

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Billionaire Bloomberg Badgers Moms … Who Suck Baby Binkies?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

This advertisement is currently running in New York’s subway system. New Yorkers’ tax dollars are paying for it.

It’s part of a program launched by the New York Health Department back in February, aimed at reducing tooth decay to keep the city’s kids in school more. UPI reported on the program at the time of its launch.

Dr. Thomas Farley, New York City’s health commissioner, said tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease yet it is largely preventable. In New York City, more than a third of third-grade children have untreated tooth decay and 55 percent of third-graders have had a cavity.

Untreated tooth decay can cause pain, infection, difficulty eating and speaking and reduced self-esteem due to appearance.

This new campaign educates the public of the risk factors for tooth decay and gives parents and caregivers of young children tips to help prevent tooth decay, Farley said.

One of those tips, apparently, is telling moms not to suck on your baby’s pacifier. What mom does this?

No word on whether, if the ads don’t do the trick, Bloomberg and his Health Department will just make an ordinance to ban pacifiers and food sharing.

Recent Bloomberg NY Health Department campaigns that tell people what to do in their private lives include making breast feeding mandatory, and banning large sugary drinks. The latter has been overturned in court and is now being appealed.

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The Future at #SXSW: Coffee-Making Robots and the Holographic Tour Guide

Monday, March 11th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

SXSW Monday: I’m here today to check more sessions and events out. Most that I’m interested in are in the afternoon. In the morning, a man needs his coffee, and as I’m walking from my parked car — wherever that is, somewhere blocks away from the action — to the convention center, a man asks me out of the clear blue sky “Hey, would you like some free coffee?”

Um, yeah. I would. Very much. He ushers me over to this trailer, which it turns out belongs to GE.

Those two white arms are robots. The barista attaches a syringe to to what, I guess, is its hand. The syringe is full of condensed coffee. She doesn’t start you on a coffee IV, which is a pity.

They snap a photo of you, or a logo that you’re wearing or have handy.

I happened to be wearing my PJTV shirt…

So, after a few seconds, the robot gets the image and passably writes it onto the foam on top of the coffee.

Thanks to Vivian at RetailMeNot for letting me snap pics while the robot was making her coffee. Click on the next page to see the holographic tour guide.

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Sen. Rand Paul Blasts Obama’s ‘Unconscionable Falsehoods,’ Talks About His Perfect Hair with Andrea Tantaros

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 - by Bryan Preston

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) delivered the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. He appeared on the Andrea Tantaros Show today. The senator eviscerated President Obama’s SOTU, sympathized with Sen. Marco Rubio’s dry mouth problem, and also talked about the Tea Party. Stick around for the end of the interview to find out whether that spectacular hair is really his.

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The Andrea Tantaros Show is produced by the Fox and Rice Experience.

 

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‘Centrist’ CNN Gives Space On Website For Progressive Writer To Call Gun Advocates ‘Extremists’

Friday, February 1st, 2013 - by Stephen Kruiser

Probably because he’s not “too ethnic”

This is yet another response to the Gayle Trotter testimony given on Capitol Hill this week. As is always the case when liberal men write or talk about conservative women, he’s a dismissive, condescending jerk. He also thinks he’s clever with statistics:

What gun advocates say is that we all need to put ourselves and our families in danger to prepare for the home invasion that is the equivalent of being struck by lightning. According to the FBI, in the entire country in 2011 there were just 201 justifiable homicides committed with guns by private citizens. There are over 300 million guns in America, which means that about 1 out of every 1.5 million guns was actually used for lethal self-defense. According to the National Weather Service, your chance of being hit by lightning this year is a mere 1 in 1 million.

Of course, air travel is statistically the safest way of getting around but that doesn’t change the fact that the dead people in an airline disaster are still dead and aren’t comforted much by the fact that they’re at the statistical low end of things.

He’s also referring to “lethal self-defense”, ignoring the deterrent power of being armed and having predators aware of it. Ultimately, what’s most important is the fact that everyone of those statistical anomalies who had their lives saved by a gun is quite happy that they had prepared for that “lightning strike”.

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Friday, February 1st, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

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Monday, January 28th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

 

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

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Saturday, January 19th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

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Monday, January 14th, 2013 - by Ed Driscoll

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Saturday, December 15th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

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Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

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Friday, November 30th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

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Kruiser Control: The Big Bird Crowd Boos A 9 Year Old

Friday, October 26th, 2012 - by Stephen Kruiser

Also, Tingles sees white people…

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Kruiser Control: Al Sharpton needs a refund from his reading tutor…

Friday, October 19th, 2012 - by Stephen Kruiser

We mock because they make it so easy for us. Also, OFA spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter begins what may be a stranglehold on the Circle of Dumb.

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Kruiser Control: When You’ve Lost Matt Lauer…

Friday, October 12th, 2012 - by Stephen Kruiser

As part of Team Lightbringer’s “Talk about anything except what is actually happening in the world or we’re toast” campaign strategy, Obama For America spent a week hiding behind Big Bird. The tactic was so ridiculous that the man who’s spent most of the last four years reporting as if he were perched on President Obama’s lap couldn’t stomach it.

In other news: Martin Bashir is still an idiot.

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PJTV Kruiser Control: Matthews Goes Full Charlie Sheen After The Debate

Friday, October 5th, 2012 - by Stephen Kruiser

And it was DELICIOUS. Honestly, this installment would have been four hours long if we covered all of the MSM weeping and gnashing of teeth after Romney’s first round knockout.

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Kruiser Control: Lib Media Hits The Drama Queen Sauce

Friday, September 21st, 2012 - by Stephen Kruiser

Also: the triumphant return of the Olbermannometer! I got a little serious for “The Last Piece Of My Mind” again: the MSM’s 47% side show this week has been all about voter suppression.

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PJTV Kruiser Control-Lap Dog Media Alert

Friday, September 14th, 2012 - by Stephen Kruiser

Has the always biased MSM ever been more in the tank for any politician? Yes, that’s a rhetorical question. “The Last Piece Of My Mind” addresses the current turmoil in the Middle East. As always, thank you for watching.

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Monday, September 10th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

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PJTV Kruiser Control-A Tale Of Two Conventions: Chris Matthews Edition

Friday, September 7th, 2012 - by Stephen Kruiser

Yes, we mock but I was very serious about the message in “The Last Piece Of My Mind”. The difference in the tone of the coverage between the two conventions was shameful and needs to be stopped.

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

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PJTV Kruiser Control: Ryan Derangement Syndrome Episode

Friday, August 17th, 2012 - by Stephen Kruiser

In which Soledad O’Brien almost becomes a full-time resident of the Circle of DUMB. Also featuring calm, measured responses to the Paul Ryan pick from Chris Matthews and Al Sharpton. Enjoy…

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Monday, July 2nd, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

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Kruiser Control: Rev. Al Wishes You A Happy Birtherday

Friday, June 22nd, 2012 - by Stephen Kruiser

This week’s bonus clips can be found here.

And here is the newest episode, complete with derision for all things MSNBC and yet another bad hair day.

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Kruiser Control: MSNBC Host Beats the Bishops on Air. Plus, ‘Rev it Up’ with Rev. Al

Friday, June 15th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Plus: A reverse tingle from Chris Matthews!

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Chicagoland Shakedown: Why It’s Impossible to Run A Business Without Breaking the Law

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 - by The Tatler

Istria Cafe is a small business in Chicago, one of the most over-regulated cities in America. PJTV’s Alexis Garcia interviews the Pribaz brothers, the owners of Istria Cafe, to show you how regulations are destroying businesses and jobs. Would you believe that it is almost impossible to run a business in Chicago without violating rules and regulations, and paying extraordinary fines? From utilities, to health care Alexis Garcia tells you why some businesses might not survive in the down economy.

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Friday, May 18th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

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New Kruiser Control: You Say You Want An Evolution…

Monday, May 14th, 2012 - by Stephen Kruiser

Our “First Gay President” says marriage is between a desperate candidate and his donors…

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Thursday, April 12th, 2012 - by Ed Driscoll

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