A jogging trail, a sound studio, a state of the art kitchen laboratory with complementary cooking classes, and bedrooms with designer furniture, flat screen TVs, and mini fridges, all sound like the elements of one of the finest hotels in the world.
But in fact, this dreamy haven houses Norway’s most dangerous and vile criminals, and could become home to the infamous Anders Breivik, who is responsible for the two terror attacks on Norway.
That’s right. After shooting flocks of children and blowing up a government building, this sad excuse for a human is being treated to an all-expenses-paid-getaway.
The villain, who slaughtered close to 100 people, will pretty much be living in the lap of luxury in a compound that covers 75 acres of woodland, with prison guards who “move around the prison unarmed and often play sports or eat meals with the men they are tasked with watching.” Yep, sounds like a real tough life.
But it gets better. The Telegraph reports that “half of the prison staff are women, a policy based on research which shows a female presence induces a less aggressive atmosphere.”
I just have one question: When is spa day? That question is less ridiculous than this form of supposed penance.
Norway’s idea of punishing a cold blooded mass murderer, not to mention the other murderers, rapists, and robbers that are put up in this prison, is room service and a ‘do not disturb’ sign.
What has society come to? When did going to prison and paying for crimes to humanity become the equivalent of being the 7th caller on a radio show and winning a prepaid vacation package?
How is society spending $252 million on a “prison” (I put prison in quotes, because four walls with metal bars cannot cost $252 million) for 248 inmates, and yet can barely afford to educate children in third world countries?
Where is justice? It’s definitely not found in a place that may as well put a complementary mint on inmates' pillows, where the only thing complementary should be handcuffs.
On Tuesday Michele Bachmann confirmed rumors of having endured migraine headaches on occasion.
She said, "I have prescribed medication I take on occasion whenever symptoms arise and they keep my migraines under control. But I'd like to make it abundantly clear, my ability to function effectively will not affect my ability to serve as Commander in Chief."
Despite Bachmann’s reassurance, many critics (meaning the whole of the mainstream media) are postulating that a minor ailment, like a headache, (which affects millions of Americans) would impede her ability to perform as President.
This conclusion is interesting in light of a 2001 report done by the National Institute of Health, sighting that over 30 million Americans suffer from migraines.
So are we supposed to believe that 30 million Americans are unable to manage jobs because of their migraines?
No, because that is just absurd.
But let me also remind the liberal critics of their beloved FDR who also suffered from health issues, which were far more serious then some migraines. In fact, the 32nd President of the US was in a wheel chair and practically paralyzed. And yet Roosevelt accomplished a great deal as President, whose achievements are in fact applauded by both parties at times.
These examples demonstrate why it is absurd to allege that because of a minor health concern, Bachmann would not be equipped to perform as Commander and Chief.
The real story is that this is just an attempt to make Bachmann appear weak and delicate. It is a distraction by sexist opponents, that hope to emphasize the fact that Bachmann is a woman, and thus incapable of leading or holding power. It’s a distraction from the real issues, that do matter.
But their distraction isn’t working, because Bachmann is #1 in the polls… And oh yeah, because it’s the 21st century.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s recent accusation reeked of feminism when she announced that Republicans were “anti-women.” This claim was also absurd and completely false.
In fact, her statement is almost laughable in face of the fact that the Republicans have at least one, and possibly two, female presidential candidates.
But while Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann continuously correct lamestream media myths, they rarely have time step off the defensive field and explain what Republican women are all about.
But the truth of the matter is that the Republican Party promotes the ideals that women across the country deal with every day. Republicans stand for family values and economic responsibility. They believe in small business and in job creation. Ultimately, Republicans foster a prosperous America, so that the children of today will have a brighter future tomorrow.
Watch as Republican House representatives explain why ladies can and should be proud to be a Republican woman, too.
“The Republican agenda is indeed pro women.”
“There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the voter Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit a franchise that we see today,” Clinton said at Campus Progress’s annual conference in Washington… "Why should we disenfranchise people forever once they've paid their price?" Clinton said. "Because most of them in Florida were African Americans and Hispanics and would tend to vote for Democrats, that's why."
What Clinton failed to point out is that voting is a serious responsibility. And the GOP proposal expects voters to exhibit a certain amount of their own responsibility, weather that means registering ahead of time and not procrastinating (which Obama publicly endorsed at his last press conference when he encouraged Congress to be like his two daughters who “finish their homework a day ahead of time.”) or living and abiding by the laws and legislation that have been enacted by previously appointed representatives who were voted upon. The point is, to be able to enjoy the right and responsibility of voting you must be able to exhibit some smidgeon of personal responsibility. While everyone is given the opportunity to vote, some people revoke that right through certain actions. This is not racism. It’s called being a responsible American citizen.
Tim Pawlenty is too boring, Mitt Romney is the baby daddy of Obama care, and Newt Gingrich took one too many vacations. We’ve all heard these claims and some of them spring from legitimate points and concerns. And yet some of the attacks are illegitimate and unwarranted.
Matt Taibbi recently wrote a feature on GOP candidate Michele Bachmann for Rolling Stone. In it he construes her to be a bible thumping bimbo. The article implies that having strong Christian beliefs debilitates Bachmann’s place in politics and especially in the presidential field. Taibbi’s tone throughout the whole article is one of bitterness and disdain for Bachmann’s Christian beliefs and ideals. At some points it is hard to tell whether he is attacking Bachmann or all Christians.
Bachmann is a religious zealot whose brain is a raging electrical storm of divine visions and paranoid delusions… Bachmann's entire political career has followed this exact same pattern of God-speaks-directly-to-me fundamentalism mixed with pathological, relentless, conscienceless lying.This mockery of Bachmann’s Christian faith demonstrates the main stream media's distain for politicians with firm religious convictions. The media tries to distort those with religious backgrounds, making it seem as though it is a bad thing to be guided by a moral code.
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