Trezza's Truth

Just my thoughts on everything . . .

Darth Vader Speaks August 31, 2009

Filed under: Cheney,Politics — lissatz @ 8:05 pm

(I don’t care who you are, you gotta love this picture! :))

 

I just had to say something about what Vader- er, I mean Cheney – has been saying. I agree with much of what Cheney says. HOWEVER, I can’t trust him – especially on this. First, he’s a politician, so you can NEVER fully trust him. Second, he could lose his a*% on this whole CIA thing. And, although I pretty much despise everything President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress have done since January, I like the unspoken respect that all U.S. presidents are generally have for one another (yes, I know he’s “only” a former vice president, but still). “W”, for the most part, has kept quiet on the Obama Administration and I appreciate that. I believe Cheney should follow suit.

That’s all.

 

Boycott Additions & Subtractions

Filed under: Boycott,Glenn Beck,Politics — lissatz @ 5:54 pm

 

Additions to my boycott: Sprint, NutriSystem, and General Mills

One subtraction: Roche (drug company that makes Accu-Check)

I’ve got to say, the General Mills one is gonna hurt. I LOVE cereal – especially General Mills brand cereals. I buy about 5 boxes of cereal per trip. I wrote them and told them as much and that I would be telling all my friends and family to join me. This is going to kill me, but I HAVE to stick to my principles! 😦

That’s all.

 

Question Boldly . . .

Filed under: Glenn Beck,Politics — lissatz @ 5:44 pm

 

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.” ~Thomas Jefferson

http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/29831/

Last week, Glenn Beck did some very interesting shows. Of course, the left wing bloggers and media are busy attacking him personally, as well as the method in which he delivers his message. However, they don’t seem to be attacking the actual message, ya know, like the FACTS. It’s very easy to discredit the message by discrediting the messenger. That’s a tried and true tactic.

Here is the error the White House contacted the Glenn Beck Show on during his program: They aren’t “czars”, they’re called “special advisors”.

Here is the error the left-wing bloggers are discussing: On Thursday’s show, he took his “talking points” and linked them to the word “oligarchy” – EXCEPT he missed the letter ‘c’. A stupid mistake? Absolutely. A mistake worthy of making a big deal about considering everything else Beck has come out with? Absolutely not. I think there might have been one more thing they complained about, but I can’t remember what it was at the moment – either way, it was nothing important.

Today the Huffington Post tried refuting a few of the things Beck has said, but they really don’t matter because on Beck’s radio show he rebutted every single point. I’ve been trying to find the transcript online, but haven’t been successful. If/when I find it, I will post it. It was humorous because she would refer to something Van Jones has said or written and Beck would then quote directly from it something that actually supported his original claim.

I watched every TV and radio show. He was pretty much just been presenting facts and asking questions – REASONABLE questions. He offered his conclusions, but literally begged anyone to prove him wrong because he really doesn’t want to believe these things. So, please don’t take what you hear at face value. You always have to do your own research. I’m a complete nerd, so I’ve written notes on all his TV shows this week and I’m going to research everything he said. Once I can confirm the information, I will post it.

That’s all.

 

If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all. ~Noam Chomsky August 24, 2009

Filed under: Boycott,Glenn Beck,Politics — lissatz @ 10:40 pm
The TurncoatList:
These companies have confirmed pulling their ads from Glenn…
 
  CVS-Caremark   
  Sargento Cheese   
  GEICO   
  Ally Bank      
  Broadview Security   
  Progressive Insurance  
  Men’s Wearhouse  
  Lawyers.com  
  Radio Shack   
  Healthy Choice (ConAgra)   
  Plavix (Sanofi-Aventis)  
  Travelocity 

 

I really need to get to bed, but I need to share this first. There are some far-left nutcases out there (aka The Huffington Post, etc.) trying to shut down Glenn Beck by swarming his advertisers, trying to get them to pull their ads from his show. The Huffington Post claims they’ve gotten more companies to agree to it than will admit it, so who really knows who is telling the truth here. There’s a website (not associated with Glenn Beck himself) trying to defend him and trying to get these advertisers to change their minds (www.defendglenn.com). They list companies who have confirmed that they’ve pulled their ads from Becks show and those who are under “suspicion”, but deny the change. I am personally boycotting all companies who have confirmed the change in advertising and I’ve begun to write each of them. (I already switched my prescriptions over to Safeway from CVS.) I urge you to do the same. Of course, it’s your decision.

Why are these people going after Beck? I’m not really sure. Personally, I think they don’t like that he’s on to their game. Think about it, if someone’s just an idiot whose opinion doesn’t matter, don’t you just brush them off and ignore them? But, if someone is on to you and threatens you’re livelihood, isn’t that when you take a stand? You can brush Beck off if you like, but I think he’s sniffing them out and they don’t like it. It’s very easy to take little snippets here and there of what someone says, pull them out of context, etc. and make them look like a complete bafoon. I personally watch every show and listen to every broadcast. I liken his shows to a soap opera rather than a 30-minute sitcom, in that you can’t just watch or listen to one show and fully understand what’s going on. Everything is not wrapped up in a neat little package by the end. You really need to watch/listen to it on a regular basis to “get” the method behind the madness. I completely understand if someone just flat out disagrees with Beck’s view on the world. That is completely legitimate. But to take bits and pieces of what he says/does and think that you know where he’s coming from or what he is trying to say, is ludicrous. He just doesn’t work that way.

This isn’t even about Beck. This is about free speech. You can hate Beck all you want, but if you truly believe in free speech, you must defend his right to say whatever he wishes. There are plenty of  so-called “liberal talkers” out there whom I cannot stand! (Actually, I don’t even like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity gets on my nerves, too.) I mean, they literally make me nauseous (Randi Rhodes, Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, etc., for instance). However, I would never, nor have I ever, even thought about boycotting their advertisers or trying to get their advertisers to pull from their shows. All I do is turn the dial. I may disagree with most of what they say – I might even say they are liars – but I absolutely defend their right to say it!

Finally, it’s actually rather silly for these companies to “boycott” Glenn Beck, as his ratings are insane. His radio show is #3 in the nation, behind only Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. His television show, which is in the worst time slot ever (5 p.m. Eastern, 2 p.m. Pacific) has crazy ratings:

Total Viewers: (L +SD) in thousands

Total day: FNC: 1443 | CNN: 520 | MSNBC: 415 | HLN: 251

Prime: FNC: 2291 | CNN: 731 | MSNBC: 798 | HLN: 371

5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p:
FNC Beck: Baier: Shep: O’Reilly: Hannity: Greta: O’Reilly:
  2502 2002 1602 2809 2278 1778 1506
CNN Blitzer: Blitzer: Dobbs: Brown: King: Cooper: Cooper:
  610 574 600 461 1059 674 518
MSNBC Matthews: EdShow: Matthews: Olbermann: Maddow: Olbermann: Maddow:
  487 414 502 887 853 653 446
HLN Prime: Prime: Issues: Grace: Issues: Grace: Showbiz:
  146 199 284 520 350 260 264


Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

That’s all.

 

There is Truth and There is Untruth

Filed under: 1984,Politics — lissatz @ 10:05 pm

 

I know I haven’t been “blogging” much lately, but I’ve been a bit busy – ya know, being in the hospital, almost bleeding to death, etc., etc. But I’ve also just been trying not to get even more worked up about everything that’s going on than I already am! AND, how on Earth can anyone keep up with everything they’re throwing at us?? It’s impossible! Hmmm . . . wonder why they’re doing that? (Rule #1: ALWAYS ask why?) Anyway, I’ve been reading 1984 – the first time, believe it or not. Boy, is that an appropriate book to be reading. Am I saying 1984 is where we’re headed? No, but some of it is eerily similar. We must be careful of that proverbial slippery slope. Why do people think that things like that (or things that happen(ed) in the Soviet Union, Germany, etc.) could not happen here? Why not? Are we above such horrible atrocities? Well, we kept human beings as slaves for, what, 400 years, so we’re obviously not above such horrors. Crazy things are happening fast and furiously right now and unless you search for the information, you are going to be misinformed. Your local news and much of the so-called mainstream media don’t report on everything, unfortunately.

I need to get to bed, so I just want to leave you with a couple of quotes (there will probably be more to come) from 1984 that I loved. One is just funny and the second is poignant, I think.

“It had never before occurred to him that the body of a woman of fifty, blown up to monstrous dimensions by childbearing, then hardened, roughened by work till it was coarse in the grain like an overripe turnip, could be beautiful.”

“Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”

I am NOT mad.

That’s all.

 

So timely August 8, 2009

Filed under: Politics — lissatz @ 10:22 pm

“In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

— by Martin Niemöller, prominent German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor, best known as the author of the poem First they came….

 

First they came for the bankers, the mortgage lenders, the “rich”, the corporations, the small business owner, the Republicans, the Libertarians, Christians, government healthcare protesters . . . and then they came for me, but BY THAT TIME THERE WAS NO ONE LEFT TO SPEAK UP.

(And, no, I’m NOT calling Obama Hitler! The moral of the story is that you should stick to your principles. It’s not about whether you agree with those the government is attacking. It’s about whether the government should be butting into everybody’s business because the next group they go after next just might be yours! Just because something doesn’t personally affect you does NOT make it right. For instance, to truly believe in free speech, you must believe that the person with the nastiest, most despicable words has the right to say them – THAT is freedom of speech. It’s not about whether you agree with them or not – it’s do they have the right to say it and the answer is YES. Root yourself in principles!)

That’s all.

 

Say it Ain’t So!

Filed under: Politics — lissatz @ 10:12 pm

 

It is so sad to discover a friend or family member actually supports President Obama – especially when you know that their core beliefs are not the same as Obama’s. The problem is ignorance. To call someone “ignorant” sounds so bad, but it’s really just when someone is uninformed. And you can’t blame most people for ignorance on what’s going on in the political world right now. There is so much information being thrown at you that it is just about impossible to keep up. (Gee, I wonder why they’re doing that? ;)) Most of the important news out there, you have to seek out. You just don’t hear the “mainstream” media talking about a lot of it – not even on Fox News. I want to give them the information, but it’s so difficult to inform someone without seeming pushy or offensive. I don’t know how to do it. They know I have a blog; I just wish they’d look at it! It’s not to say that they would necessarily agree with every opinion I have, but I do have a  lot of good, factual information that I think would open their eyes a little. When someone tells me they voted for Obama because they didn’t want a Republican in their because of how “Bush screwed things up”, I know they are uninformed. First of all, Bush is no Republican! He did not follow the “Republican principles” in many, many ways. “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save it”???? What?? That makes no sense?? What an idiot! And, as far as John McCain goes, again, he is NO Republican! He should just switch parties like Arlen Specter and be done with it already. And it’s funny how people forget that the Dems were in control of Congress for the last two years and how Obama has just continued to do what Bush did at lightning speed (spend us into oblivion), so how is that “change”?? I realize this is rambly, I just wanted to get it off my chest really quick.

That’s all.