Thursday, May 27, 2010

FOX News leading the way......

Ah FOX News. Fair and balanced indeed. How you cease to amaze me in your BIASED news coverage.

The latest being covering President Obama's commencement speech he gave at West Point. For those that haven't seen the video, there is a point in the speech where Obama praises the military for its resolve in Iraq and Afghanistan and the camera cuts to the crowd as they applaud. That is what actually happened. FOX decides to cut the applause from their broadcast to make the President's speech seem less favorable to the military as it shows him just standing there at the podium amidst silence. The difference is quite noticeable as the audio just cuts out for a few seconds and then goes back on when he is ready to continue his next point. To see both videos and compare, go to this web site.


Previously FOX has been caught with their pants down before by showing a Tea Party rally being much bigger than it actually was. I can hardly wait till Jon Stewart gets his hands on this segment once his show comes back next week from vacation.

You gotta be kidding me......

9/11 was a tragic event our country dealt with we can all agree on. With that being said, emotions have run high on what the planned decision should be to build on Ground Zero. I'm betting not to many of you would vote to build a mosque there.


From the article:
"Angry relatives of 9/11 victims last night clashed with supporters of a planned mosque near Ground Zero at a raucous community-board hearing in Manhattan."

Well no kidding. Now this isn't saying that all Muslims are directly responsible for the terror attach in NYC. But when people who have lost someone in the attack are walking by and see a Mosque in place over their dead loved ones, this is certainly going to spark emotions. Why build one there? Are there no other acceptable locations in and around New York for a mosque? I'm incredulous to the fact that the board voted overwhelmingly 29-1 to build one. Now it should be noted that this is not the final decision on the matter.
"The board has no official say over whether the estimated $100 million mosque and community center gets built. But the panel's support, or lack of it, is considered important in influencing public opinion."

Let's hope this doesn't go through.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Hello and welcome to Political Landscaping!

This is basically going to be a political blog hence the name. I know its not the best name but I couldn't think of anything else at the time so cut me some slack haha. I'm open to other names but for now it is called this.

Let me first give you a little background info on myself. I'm a 28 yr old database administrator/processor that works for a small litigation support tech company. I was born in Pittsburgh but have lived in Texas pretty much all my life. I was only a couple of months old before my parents moved down south. Now although my parents are native Pennsylvanians, they are both now Red Tea Party going GOP flag waving Republicans, not that there is anything wrong with that of course. Hell I grew up as a staunch conservative republican that voted for Bush both terms and also voted for someone by the name of Tom DeLay who was our congressional representative.

Needless to say, I am much more liberal now then I was then. I still consider myself an independent as I still have some issues with the Democratic Party and some things that they stand for. But I am much close to the left now then I was before.

I hope to encourage discussion on a variety of issues with this blog. From current events to political agendas, and other ideas that are being shaped by our elected leaders in Washington. I realize as a non-Tea party goer and an Obama lover (yes I voted for him), I am in the minority in my state. So I just hope to provide some insight into why I think what I do about different political topics.