Aug 27 2012

Hate Speech on the Left

Category: leftharmonicminer @ 5:58 pm

Barkin mad: Actress hopes hurricane kills ‘every pro-life’ SOB; Cher hopes Akin gets raped

In the aftermath of the Family Research Council shooting, prominent voices on the Left have not tapped down their violent rhetoric against their opponents. Two Baby Boomer celebrities have taken to Twitter to hope pro-life, pro-family individuals and U.S. Congressman Todd Akin suffer a drowning or a same-sex rape, respectively.

I’m sure someone will say they were just kidding, or taken out of context.

Sure, that’s it.

Aug 27 2012

It’s never the baby’s fault

Category: abortionMrs. Miner @ 5:20 pm













Why kill the child for the sins of the father?


Aug 25 2012

In his own words

Category: abortion,election 2012,Obamaharmonicminer @ 11:39 am

OBAMA discussing survivors of late-term abortion “that fetus, or child, however you want to describe it, is now outside of the mother’s womb“….

Obama was famously against providing any care for infants who survive late-term abortions, when he was a State Senator in Illinois.

HERE is some of the coldest language I’ve ever heard.  This alone disqualifies Obama from being President.  Take note of the words referring to the unborn child who survives a late-term abortion, “…they’re not just coming out limp and dead….”    He is completely for simply letting the infant languish and die, alone, in a utility sink or thrown in the garbage.  It has taken some of these babies 8 hours to die, essentially being tortured to death for the crime of not being wanted.



Aug 24 2012

That Chicago Gun Control Is Really Working

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 8:53 am

13 shot in 30 minutes in rising Chicago violence

Police say 13 people were shot and wounded in a 30-minute spate of violence in Chicago, including eight gunned down on a single street. Authorities have been battling an increase in homicides in the city where some aldermen complain gangs have no fear of the police. Police say a drive-by shooting on Chicago’s South Side late Thursday wounded seven men and one woman ranging in age from 14 to 20 years. Two of the victims were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital. Most are in stable condition. Police say the 19-year-old woman wounded was shot in the arm while walking to work. Five people were wounded in three other shootings around the same time. Police say 19 people were shot in Chicago on Thursday night and early Friday.

Aug 21 2012

“Bioethics”…. apparently an oxymoron

Category: abortionharmonicminer @ 4:28 pm

Peter Singer, “bioethicist”

The fallacy in the anti-abortion argument lies in the shift from the scientifically accurate claim that the foetus is a living individual of the species Homo sapiens to the ethical claim that the foetus therefore has the same right to life as any other human being. Membership of the species Homo sapiens is not enough to confer a right to life. We can plausibly argue that we ought not to kill, against their will, self-aware beings who want to continue to live. We can see this as a violation of their autonomy, or a thwarting of their preferences. But why should a being’s potential to become rationally self-aware make it wrong to end its life before it has the capacity for rationality or self-awareness?

The logical end of this type of thinking is that parents should be able to kill one month old babies (who have essentially no “rationality” or “self-awareness”).  You may think that I’m exaggerating the case, and Singer doesn’t really intend that outcome.

But you would be wrong.  He is on record as saying exactly that.  So:  when someone is this morally, ethically deaf, should ANYTHING they say be given any credence whatsoever?

Obviously not….  except that Singer is a hero of the Progressive Left, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and by extension, whether you like it or not, the Democratic party, which supports these organizations.

Abortion is a MORAL issue before it is a POLITICAL one….  but sadly, there are two many Christians who want to be more “politically open,” extending to supporting the Democratic party in furthering the murder of the unborn.

It is truly the American Holocaust.  One of the saddest aspects:  the people in the USA who, of all people, should be most interested in protecting the helpless, because their forefathers were slaves, are in fact most likely to support candidates who favor making it easy for them to kill their unborn children.

Aug 21 2012

What’s a human being?

Category: abortionharmonicminer @ 4:10 pm

Canadian Medical Association: babies not human until after birth

The largest association of doctors in Canada, in an attempt to stonewall a looming abortion debate from being unleashed, voted yesterday to support the wording of the country’s Criminal Code which states that a baby becomes a “human being” only after being born. Pro-life doctors and leaders have condemned the move as ‘shameful’, ‘unethical’, and ‘defying parody’. Delegates to the Canadian Medical Association’s annual general council voted on the motion so as to prevent what they called a “backdoor” attempt to reopen the abortion debate. They voted to pass, says a CMA report on the meeting, “a resolution supporting the current wording of the Criminal Code which states that a child ‘becomes a human being within the meaning of this Act when it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother…’” Canadian Physicians for Life condemned the CMA’s move, saying that “every Canadian doctor knows that the unborn child is a live human being.”

Of course, even by the distorted definition of “human being” above, President Obama wanted to withhold medical care from born human beings, when he was a State Senator in Illinois…  because their mothers wanted them dead, and our president is so radical that he thinks mothers have a right to a dead baby when they abort, even if the child miraculously survives the abortion.  Further, it seems our president didn’t even want these tiny human survivors to have “comfort care”….  because even that would involve acknowledging their status as human beings.  

Aug 19 2012

Ruby Ridge, for those of you too young to remember it

Category: constitution,corruption,crime,guns,justice,mediaharmonicminer @ 6:38 pm

20 years after Ruby Ridge

Randy Weaver moved his family to northern Idaho in the 1980s to escape what he saw as a corrupt world. Over time, federal agents began investigating the Army veteran for possible ties to white supremacist and anti-government groups. Weaver was eventually suspected of selling a government informant two illegal sawed-off shotguns. To avoid arrest, Weaver holed up on his land. On Aug. 21, 1992, a team of U.S. marshals scouting the forest to find suitable places to ambush and arrest Weaver came across his friend, Kevin Harris, and Weaver’s 14-year-old son Samuel in the woods. A gunfight broke out. Samuel Weaver and Deputy U.S. Marshal William Degan were killed. The next day, an FBI sniper shot and wounded Randy Weaver. As Weaver, Harris and Sara ran back toward the house, the sniper fired a second bullet, which passed through Vicki Weaver’s head and wounded Harris in the chest. During the siege, Sara Weaver crawled around her mother’s blanket-covered body to get food and water for the survivors, including the infant, until the family surrendered on Aug. 31, 1992. Harris and Randy Weaver were arrested, and Weaver’s daughters went to live with their mother’s family in Iowa. Randy Weaver was acquitted of the most serious charges and Harris was acquitted of all charges. The surviving members of the Weaver family filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The federal government awarded Randy Weaver a $100,000 settlement and his three daughters $1 million each in 1995.

The main thrust of the story is that one of the daughters of the slain woman has “forgiven” the government killers of her mother.  I’m all for forgiveness, of course.

One wonders, though:  

Did those killers ever ASK for forgiveness?

Did they keep their jobs?

Did they ever serve time for pre-meditated murder under the color of authority?

Here’s a very basic fact:  if Randy Weaver was the person they thought he was when they shot him and killed his wife, the “authorities” who murdered his wife would not now be alive, would they?  After all, Mr. Weaver has had all the time he needed to plot any revenge, and carry it out, that he could possibly have needed.

This is one of the darkest of several very dark spots in the Clinton administration, with Janet Reno at the helm of Justice at the time, and Clinton, of course, claiming he didn’t know anything about it.

Just to be clear:  today (and for that matter, all through the Clinton administration), the inner cities of America are/were rife with constant sales/possession of illegally sold and owned firearms.  These aren’t firearms in the possession of people who are situated remotely and simply wish to be left alone.  They are firearms in the hands of criminals, drug dealers and their employees, gansters of several stripes, illegals of all kinds, you name it.  These firearms are constantly used to commit crimes, including murder, which is why Chicago and Detroit are more dangerous places to live than Baghdad or Kabul.

What would be the reaction, do you suppose, if the FBI planted snipers on the rooftops of tenements in Chicago, and waited for known criminals to appear, and simply shot them…  and then their wives (if they had any…)?

Let’s put it another way:  if something like this was done in inner-city Chicago 20 years ago, there would be a national commemoration of it, national introspection about how out of control our government and authorities were, etc.  

But unless you were an adult in 1992, who read newspapers, there’s an excellent chance that you have never heard of the FBI murdering civilians at Ruby Ridge.  Why do you think that is?



Aug 17 2012

Prehistoric Human Brain Found Pickled in Bog

Category: humoramuzikman @ 10:07 am

Someone get the Vice-President on the phone.  Tell him we may have found a solution…

Aug 16 2012

We all pay large corporations’ taxes

Category: taxesharmonicminer @ 10:43 am

The fact is that our income goes to pay everyone else’s taxes until April or May of each year. The article below makes it sound as if taxpayers “subsidize” CEO pay, but the fact is that we all pay the taxes of everyone with whom we do business, including corporations and small businesses. These are taxes on income, capital gains, property, luxury items, etc., and fees of all kinds that the government charges and which boil down to taxes.

The government (federal, state and local) now confiscates about 30% of the national GDP, all told.

Taxpayers Subsidize CEO Pay, Report Says – Yahoo! News

The Institute for Policy Studies, a self-described “progressive multi-issue think tank,” analyzed the link between tax loopholes and excessive executive compensation and concluded that the loopholes created an “uneven playing field” between large companies and small businesses and led to lost tax revenue. The latest edition of the institute’s annual Executive Excess compensation study found that in 2011, 26 CEOs received more in compensation than their companies paid in taxes, and that the four major tax loopholes contributing to excessive executive pay cost taxpayers about $14.4 billion a year. “The report is timely at a time when the tax debate is so intense in this country,” Sarah Anderson, the institute’s global economy project director and the report’s co-author, told ABC News. “Some leaders are saying we need to reduce the corporate tax burden even more while major companies are taking advantage of loopholes to lower their tax bill.”

Is there anyone reading the article above who is ignorant enough to think that the taxes and government fees paid by corporations, small businesses, etc., are not calculated directly into the price of every item we buy?   The next time you go to the grocery store and buy a box of cereal, think about all the companies that participated in growing it, processing it, packaging it, and transporting it, all of whom paid taxes, all of whom paid each other’s taxes, and all of whose taxes you are going to help pay as well, when you buy it.

It is a myth that the poor don’t pay income taxes.   They pay Exxon’s taxes every time the fill up the tank at an Exxon station, along with the taxes of the station owner, the trucking firm that delivered it, the owner of the refinery that made it, the ships that brought it here from Saudi Arabia, etc.

There are lots of misleading articles like the one above that pretend to have found a “loophole” (really just the letter of the law) and pretend that there is something unusual in taxpayer’s “paying the taxes of the rich.”

Taxes on corporations and businesses, along with government fees and impounds, are built into the price of everything you buy, whether you are rich, poor or middle class.

You may think that if the taxes of those nasty corporations and businesses were cut, they wouldn’t pass the savings along to you….  but if you think that, it means you don’t understand the fundamental laws of supply and demand, and the way pricing works in the marketplace.   Do you really think that if Walmart can sell the same item for less than K-Mart that it won’t do so?   Any given business’s self-interest is in attracting more customers by offering the lowest possible price consistent with making a profit.

The only rational thing is for the poor to campaign loudly for tax cuts for corporations and businesses, and reduction of capital gains taxes, all of which will result in more products at lower prices, in the end….  not to mention more jobs available so that the poor don’t have to stay that way.



Aug 06 2012

Winners and losers?

Category: economy,election 2012,government,Group-think,Obamaharmonicminer @ 11:00 am

Some people accuse leftist federal government (namely Obama) of picking winners and losers. That isn’t really fair. Obama just picks losers.

Solar-cell manufacturer Solyndra became a household name when it collapsed, taking $627 million in American taxpayer dollars with it. It’s the poster company for the government picking winners and losers—or really, just losers—in the energy market. But there are 12 more “green energy” losers that have declared bankruptcy despite attempts to prop them up with taxpayer money—and the list is growing.

There’s a reason why these companies could not rely solely on private financing and needed help from the government. They couldn’t make it on their own; they couldn’t even make it with extra taxpayer help.

These green government “investments” take from one (by taxing or borrowing) and give to another, but they merely move money around. They do not create jobs. They send labor and resources to areas of the economy where they are wasted. Proponents of special financing and tax credits for solar companies claim that these benefits will pay for themselves down the line—but when the companies receiving them are going bankrupt, that is highly unlikely.

Kate Adams, a member of Heritage’s Young Leaders Program, and Heritage’s Rachael Slobodien compiled a list of the 12 members of the Green Graveyard—companies that received taxpayer money for green initiatives yet have filed for bankruptcy.

  1. Abound Solar (Loveland, Colorado), manufacturer of thin film photovoltaic modules.
  2. Beacon Power (Tyngsborough, Massachusetts), designed and developed advanced products and services to support stable, reliable and efficient electricity grid operation.
  3. Ener1 (Indianapolis, Indiana), built compact lithium-ion-powered battery solutions for hybrid and electric cars.
  4. Energy Conversion Devices (Rochester Hills, Michigan/Auburn Hills, Michigan), manufacturer of flexible thin film photovoltaic (PV) technology and a producer of batteries and other renewable energy-related products.
  5. Evergreen Solar, Inc. (Marlborough, Massachusetts), manufactured and installed solar panels.
  6. Mountain Plaza, Inc. (Dandridge, Tennessee), designed and implemented “truck-stop electrification” technology.
  7. Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsens Mills Acquisition Co. (Berlin, Wisconsin), a private company producing ethanol.
  8. Range Fuels (Soperton, Georgia), tried to develop a technology that converted biomass into ethanol without the use of enzymes.
  9. Raser Technologies (Provo, Utah), geothermal power plants and technology licensing.
  10. Solyndra (Fremont, California), manufacturer of cylindrical panels of thin-film solar cells.
  11. Spectrawatt (Hopewell, New York), solar cell manufacturer.
  12. Thompson River Power LLC (Wayzata, Minnesota), designed and developed advanced products and services to support stable, reliable and efficient electricity grid operation.

Is there a company somewhere that you don’t like? See if you can get the Obama stimulus spenders to give money to it. It’s the kiss of death.