If Trump wins, expect to find him decorating the Oval Office with Hillary Clinton’s taxidermied head – and expect to find me breaking rocks in a Trumpian labor and re-education camp along with all the rest of America’s journalists, its intellectuals, non-Christians, immigrants and people of color.
It’s well-understood that the Left in America (indeed, the West in general) prefers to silence rather than to engage their political or intellectual counterparts. From speech codes to shutting down pizza shops that don’t hew to their ideology to barring campus speakers who don’t Think Properly (let alone the things they say!).
So it’s no surprise to anybody that, rather than challenging Donald Trump’s position on immigration, groups like Deport Racism are calling on audience members at this week’s upcoming NBC broadcast of SNL to disrupt the production and shout things at the Republican candidate. And no less a group than the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has asked NBC to simply not even have him on the show.
It’s a meme about the Left that they will have no truck with any sort of dissent to the end that any other opinions are verboten from conception; a meme as ubiquitous as its examples, and as exasperating to have to point out as the question, “Can you imagine if a Republican had said that?!”
But it’s not often that you can see on display the next stinky layer of the onion right in the same place. This is the video that the same group, Deport Racism has produced as there, um, rejoinder?
Indoctrinated foul-mouthed children yelling dirty words at a grown man, while surely ‘cute’ to many members of the Left’s base, also go a long way to explaining why shutting down opposing thoughts is the weapon of choice for Progressives:
They’re not very good at making arguments.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)
[Trigger Warning for Highly Uncivil but Completely Accurate Language] Deranged, paranoid, homosexual David Brock (of the George Soros-funded anti-conservative “watchdog” group Media Matters for America) has declared that the New York Times is a “megaphone for conservative propaganda” because it has been mildly critical of corrupt, incompetent Democrat Hillary Rodham Abedin Clinton.
In the book, titled “Killing the Messenger: The Right-Wing Plot to Derail Hillary Clinton and Hijack Your Government,” Brock accuses senior politics editor and former Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan of helping to turn the paper into a “megaphone for conservative propaganda” by unfairly targeting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. …
“As it concerns Clinton coverage, the Times will have a special place in hell,” he writes, claiming that interviews with current Times employees prove his case.
Now the question is, does Brock really believe this nonsense? Probably not, any more than he believes any of the other crap MMFA puts out every day. This most recent hissy-fit is all about propping up the Hillary campaign, of which Brock is an avowed supporter. Perhaps because Brock and Hillary share in common a deep paranoia about the “right wing,” a fondness for large checks from foreigners, and a penchant for skirting laws that would restrict their political and financial ambitions.
MMFA retains its status as a tax-exempt “non-partisan” organization, despite Brock’s open admission that the group will advocate for and support the campaign of Hillary Rodham Abedin Clinton. But then, in this new, wonderful progressive age where the party rules and not the law, it is of little surprise because Obama’s IRS only targets conservative groups for enforcement of the law.
Obama waited five days before being shamed into flying the flag half-mast in honor of the five Marines murdered by an immigrant Jihadist.
I guess the Preezy figures that gay couples vote for him, and dead Marines don’t.
“He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there,” Takei said, later adding, “This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America. I’ll say it on camera.”
Ah, tolerance and enlightenment.
Clarence Thomas grew up in extreme poverty in the segregated south and rose to become an associate justice of the Supreme Court.
George Takei sat next to Walter Koenig pushing buttons and griping that he wasn’t as prominent as William Shatner.
The left considers one of these men worthy of respect and veneration.
But since they’re not White Christians, the left breathes a sigh of disappointment and goes back to vilifying old lady florists and Indiana pizza joints.
[Hat Tip: Weasel Zips]
Florida teens shouting homophobic slurs pummeled a gay man with lawn furniture as he tried to crawl away, shocking video shows. …
The 32-year-old victim told WFTV the teens were looking for anyone who was gay following a an earlier fight at a community center, and they jumped him March 26 as he walked down the street.
About 10 or so of the young punks pummeled the man and stole his pants and wallet during the beatdown.
Nope, we are talking about youths who, if Obama had a son, they would look like him, so the MFM will ignore the story. Apparently, #GayLivesMatterLessThanTheNarrative
In Iran, six people were arrested by the country’s Islamic Government for making a dance video and posting it to YouTube. The Government called the video “vulgar,” and “harmful to public chastity.”
In the USA, a misanthrope who has made himself wealthy and famous warning that Global Warming dooms us all called for all climate change skeptics to be jailed. His PBS Interviewer lamented that there weren’t enough prisons to house all the skeptics.
In Saudi Arabia, the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has sentenced five men to 32 years in prison and 4,500 lashes for celebrating Valentine’s Day.
In Pennsylvania, a group calling itself the “Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine” has begun a campaign to ban bacon from the local ballpark. In Connecticut, public schools are trying to ban chocolate milk in order to comply with the dictates of the First Lady of the United States.
Some people think the whole point of their lives is to deprive other people of joy; and they are invariably drawn to positions of power and government.
While illegal immigrants are over-running and the Obama Administration is going out of its way to avoid any enforcement of immigration laws; they managed to muster hundreds of heavily armed (with real guns, not the beanbag guns border patrol agents are mandated to use), armored vehicles, and helicopters to punish one rancher in Nevada for grazing his cows. (In the process, tasering his son, killing his cows and breaking up his stuff.)
It’s pretty simple really, Democrats don’t agree with immigration laws, so they don’t enforce them. On the other hand, they do believe in environmental laws, and their mentality toward those laws is exemplified by EPA Adminsitrator Al Armendariz; who compared the EPA’s enforcement tactics to those of the Roman Empire: “Kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean: they’d go into little Turkish towns somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they’d run into, and they’d crucify them. That town was really easy to manage for the next few years.” Basically, the idea was to crucify Cliven Bundy as an example to terrorize the remaining ranchers to bend to the will of the State.
It’s alarming, or at least it should be, that Federal bureaucrats see themselves as Roman occupiers, and the citizenry as subjects who need to be terrorized in order to maintain control.
They’re still claiming that any opposition to leftism could only be motivated by racism. Here, Rep. Steve Israel (D) says it back-hand style:
Candy: Do you think your Republican colleagues are racist?
Israel: Not all of them, no. Of course not. But to a significant extent, the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism.
They’re still demanding that their failures be subsidized and bailed out. Here, a “green” solar company sues the government for only having dished it $250 million of taxpayer money, instead of millions more.
They’re still using highly questionable statistics to demagogue the issue of equal pay for men and women.
They’re still fighting their ‘war’ on Fox News, and failing – sometimes with hilarious results. The video shows Greta van Susteren cornering an aggressive Democrat into admitting that he lied about his resume.
They’re still racially divisive with amazing double standards. Here, a Democrat belittles her African-American GOP colleague for being only “half” black. Which, remember, happens to be what President Obama is.
They still have amazing double standards on the issues of Islam, free speech and women’s rights. Last week, leftists hit a triple (the wrong positions on all three) when Brandeis snubbed Ayaan Hirsi Ali after considering her for an honorary degree.
They’re still screeching “McCarthyism!” to deflect attention from their misconduct, as Rep. Elijah Cummings (D) did last week, when questions arose over his own staff’s collusion with the dangerously out-of-control IRS.
UPDATE: At least there’s hope for Wisconsin:
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has had a good run lately. He signed a major tax relief package into law, his controversial budget reforms have put the state back in the black…A new poll from Wisconsin Public Radio suggests that voters are appreciative of the governor’s accomplishments. Walker leads Democrat Mary Burke by 16 points in the survey (56/40), with Walker’s approval rating soaring to just shy of 60 percent — an all-time high in the series. (President Obama’s job approval is underwater at 48/50 in the poll). Walker’s lead is fueled by a 19-point advantage among independents…
Helicopters, armored vehicles, thousands of heavily armed Federal Agents in body armor, snipers, all dispatched (allegedly) in the service of punishing a rancher for grazing his cows. (I guess the Government needs to shake down ranchers to make up for the $6,000,000,000.00 Hillary Clinton “misplaced” while she was running the State Department.)
Update: Apparently the BLM has backed down for the time being. Interesting that when the Government “loses,” no one dies. Compare to Waco and Ruby Ridge, where the Government “won.”
Do you think if one of Harry Reid’s cronies could make money off of it, we could get this kind of coverage at the Southern Border?
Tell me, lefty progressives, is this the America you envisioned when you voted for Barack Obama?
It seems Jeff and I have been doing more than a few posts lately cataloguing the angry derangement of the left. All of this anger, shrillness, violent pathology, intolerance, rage, and rejection of logic coming from those who claim to be the most peceaful, tolerant, and rational members of society creates a paradox. How can a progressive claim to be rationale, and yet consistently favor discredited and unsustainable economic policies? How can a progressive claim to be tolerant, yet demand that all contrary opinion be shouted down and dissidents be jailed? How can a progressive claim to believe all races are equal, but demand that blacks and hispanics be treated as inferiors that need to be condescended to and acccommodated because they just can’t be expected to perform as well as white people if all are treated equally? And the greatest paradox of all; how are progressive leftists so blind to their own contradictions and hypocrisy?
(Progressive Leftist: “Um, because You’re a RACIST!!!”)
The theory must explain, first, the honest decency of the modern liberals combined with their astonishing indifference, nay, hostility to facts, common sense, and evidence; second, it must explain their high self-esteem (or, to be blunt, their pathological narcissism) combined not merely with an utter lack of accomplishment, but with their utter devotion to destructiveness, a yearning to ruin everything they touch; third, it must explain their sanctimoniousness combined with their applause, praise, support, and tireless efforts to spread all perversions (especially sexual), moral decay, vulgarity, and every form of desecration; fourth, their pretense of intellectual superiority combined with their notorious mental fecklessness; fifth, it must explain both their violence and their pacifism; sixth, the theory must explain why they hate the very things they should love most; seventh, the theory must explain why they are incapable of comprehending an honest disagreement or any honorable foe.
The essay attempts to arrive at this theory, and as such, has to cover a lot of ground, and uses a lot of big words and philosophical concepts that would be utterly lost on the typical progressive Obama-voter. But it sort of comes down to this.
How can anyone continue to be a Leftist for a week, much less for a lifetime?
The answer, allow me to remind the patient reader, grows out of their theory. Again, their theory of knowledge is that there is no knowledge, no truth, only bigoted opinion. The only way to avoid bigotry is to avoid judgment and the use of reason. Avoiding reason necessitates a theory of morality that denies cause and effect. No vice causes loss, no virtue causes happiness. Hence life is a random roulette wheel. If there are no vices and virtues, not even the intellectual virtues of honest thinking, then no independent thought is desired or permitted. Instead, all thoughts are determined by social cues. Thought is collective.
The whole point of Liberal theory from start to finish is to form earplugs to smother the ringing of that alarm clock called reality.
The Leftists are people who abandon their innate intelligence and moral stature and who deliberately make themselves to be stupider than average, less moral and upright and decent than average, who at once combine the worst features of a self-deceived fool and a self-deceiving conniving con-man. The only thing that saves them from the constant pain of the dentist drill of their conscience, the constant clamor of their wretched self-esteem telling them that they do not deserve to live, the only thing, indeed, keeping them alive, is their false and inflated sense of sanctimony.
Remember a couple of years ago, Hillary yukking it up over the death of a foreign head of State? “We came, we saw, he died! (har har)”
Granted that the victim (Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi) was an enemy and dictator who probably deserved it; still, I can’t recall any of Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, or George W. Bush ever showing such ugly pleasure in the death of any other human being.
If I’m mistaken – if there is a comparable example, from one of Bush Cheney Rice – please remind me in the comments.
UPDATE: Garry Kasparov, the anti-Putin dissident and former chess champion, just tweeted another possible reason to #BanBossy:
Hillary was the captain of the Titanic that was US-Russia relations as Secretary of State. Her as admiral of whole fleet makes me nervous!
Not to change the subject, but Kasparov’s new article at Politico reminds us who Putin is.
The Pastor also says that Obama is “Uncle Tom for Wall Street.”
So, I guess you can choose to get all wee-wee’d up about this, or you can point and laugh and get on with your life because you’re a grown up who understands that not everybody has to like you. I choose the latter.
‘With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured…the first thought forbidden…the first freedom denied–chains us all irrevocably.’ Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie, as wisdom…and warning. The first time any man’s freedom is trodden on, we’re all damaged.” – Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Drumhead“
Hollywood used to think blacklists and the suppression of free speech were terrible things when applied to communists who were working to undermine and destroy the United States of America; but blacklists and suppression are now good things when used to advance the Gay Agenda. But GLAAD has shown them that blacklisting can be a very effective tool in squashing free speech that they don’t agree with.
Within hours of GLAAD’s publication of my addition to the list, which amounts to an excommunication from polite society, an e-mail was sent to the president of my university, along with dozens of other high officials in California, with the announcement: ROBERT OSCAR LOPEZ PLACED ON GLAAD WATCH LIST.
Aside from that one fling on Al Jazeera, since GLAAD placed me on their blacklist, no secular media outlet has invited me on its show in the United States. In-depth interviews with me have been broadcast in Chile, Russia, France, Ireland, and a number of other nations. In the United States, Christian broadcasters like the American Family Association and Frank Sontag’s “Faith and Reason” show in Los Angeles have interviewed me. And I’d been interviewed, prior to the GLAAD blacklisting, by Minnesota affiliates of NBC, CBS, Fox, and NPR, as well as a number of newspapers. Since GLAAD’s blacklisting, none.
Prior to GLAAD’s blacklisting, I had received calls from people at universities discussing their interest in having me come to campus and give speeches. Three were working with me to set up dates. Since GLAAD’s blacklisting, none. Those who had discussed this with me said point-blank that their superiors did not want to create controversy.
The idea behind this form of proactive speech suppression is simple; punish one man and terrify a thousand more into silence for fear of losing their careers, their income, their social standing.
And underneath it all, leftist progressives don’t really respect teh gheys, they just patronize them for the sake of political correctness, so they can flaunt their “tolerance” they way Victorians flaunted their piety. But every once in a while, the mask slips, as with Alec Baldwin, Al Franken, Tracy Morgan and others… and gay leftists are made aware of the sad little secret that those who are supposed to be their biggest supporters privately loathe and ridicule them.
I imagine that explains at least some of their inconsulable bitterness.
Mainly because I couldn’t bear the thought of Chris Hayes talking about teh buttsecks being the top item on the blog all weekend, here’s a few news stories to discuss.
- Barack Obama pardons a crack dealer, who just by coincidence is the cousin of the Democrat Governor of Massachussetts.
- Jeb Bush triumphantly insists Amnesty will pass in 2014 because at a time of massive unemployment and declining middle class wages, the
huge corporations that donate to RepublicansAmerica needs more cheap foreign workers. “Our economy requires an immigration system that allows for a future flow of workers and new citizens that reflects our nation’s economic and labor needs.”
- Angry leftists in the San Francisco Bay area vandalize corporate commuter buses. The corporations (like Apple and Google) offer these buses as benefits to employees and to appease the environmental extremists. But to left-wing nutjobs, they inspire bitterness, resentment, and rage. “We’re here to send a message to the rich tech companies that their business has ramifications and consequences,” said left-wing nutjob Tony Robles, who, of course, works for a nonprofit group. They are especially bitter that those “ramifications and consequences” include high-paying jobs for people who have valuable skilles and expertise. They think they are entitled to the high pay, but aren’t interested in developing the skills and expertise.
Oh, BTW, have you heard the hypocrites at A&E are running Duck Dynasty marathons all Christmas week? You know, Phil Robertson gave the interview two months ago, and there was an A&E “minder” present during the interview. So, now this all comes out? Lends credence to the theory that the suits at A&E hated Duck Dynasty and were looking for a way to kill the franchise.
This is a guy who took Mormon-themed digs at Mitt Romney; brought on a shrink to analyze the allegedly violent, possibly psychotic tendencies of tea partiers; accused Republicans of treating the word “IRS” as a racist dog-whistle against Obama; and wondered if Rick Santorum wasn’t some sort of theocratic second coming of Stalin. When Steve Jobs died two years ago, he turned his on-air eulogy into an excuse to — ta da — bash Sarah Palin again. All of this is par for the course on MSNBC so imagine Bashir’s surprise, after all of that, upon finding out that introducing a little actual rhetorical scat into the figurative scat-flinging at righties was an unpardonable sin worthy of suspension.
I just say: Better late than never!
The background is recent remarks of Sarah Palin’s:
Palin said that the debt being accumulated will result in the next generation being “beholden to the foreign master.”
“Our free stuff today is being paid for by taking money from our children and borrowing from China,” Palin told a crowd of supporters…“When that money comes due – and this isn’t racist, but it’ll be like slavery when that note is due. We are going to beholden to the foreign master.”
It’s more likely that we will default on our debt, so Palin is not 100% correct. But she’s well on the right track. You always know she is, when she gets the Left to reveal its snarling hatred.
This time, Martin Bashir of MSNBC dropped his mask.
In his “Clear the Air” segment, Bashir lit into Palin straight away, referring to her as America’s “resident dunce” and characterizing her remarks as “scraping the barrel of her long-deceased mind, and using her all-time favorite analogy in an attempt to sound intelligent about the national debt…”
“One of the most comprehensive first-person accounts of slavery comes from the personal diary of a man called Thomas Thistlewood…In 1756, he records that a slave named Darby ‘catched eating kanes had him well flogged and pickled, then made Hector, another slave, sh-t in his mouth…Mrs. Palin…confirms if anyone truly qualified for a dose of discipline from Thomas Thistlewood, she would be the outstanding candidate.
In short, the left-wing Bashir suggested on TV that someone should forcibly defecate in Palin’s mouth.
Now, Bashir went on to apologize, but my question is this: If Rush Limbaugh had said it about Nancy Pelosi, would any amount of apology be enough?
Have not some other conservatives been chased from the airwaves after saying less and apologizing as much (or more)? Given that Bashir’s remarks were “wholly unacceptable” (as he says), why does MSNBC still have him? How low are they?
In my “pre-mortem” on the Virginia gubernatorial election, I noted that Terry McAuliffe would win not because he offered a positive message of reform, but because he spent millions of dollars demonizing his Republican opponent. He secure his victory in the Old Dominion this month just as Barack Obama secured his nationally last year, by running the political equivalent of a scorched earth campaign. Their ideas not resonating with the American people, it’s all the Democrats have.
They are always looking for someone to demonize, to scare voters into voting for them to prevent some horrible, no good, very bad right-wing extremist from seizing the reins of power and taking away their birth control or their Mommy. Or whatever. To hold onto power, Democrats need an Emmanuel Goldstein. Remember what they did to Sarah Palin, later the Koch Brothers and most recently Ted Cruz?
As the reality of Obamacare sinks it, they need someone — or some industry — to distract us once again. And once again we see that Obama’s promise to break the Washington pattern where “everybody is always looking for somebody else to blame” was, as he might put it, “just words,” his Democrats are seeking to pin the blame somewhere else, urging the “White House to attack health insurance companies“.
No, it can’t be Obama’s policies which have caused havoc on the health insurance market when these really bad, horrible extreme corporate profiteers are out there.
In a few hours, we will likely learn that prolific Democratic fundraiser Terry McAuliffe has been elected Governor of Virginia.
And much as we can predict that result, we can alos predict the reactions. The Democrats (and their allies in the mainstream media) will depict it as a repudiation of conservatism, a rejection of the ideas espoused by the Tea Party. Certain Tea Party conservatives will fault the GOP establishment for not adequately supporting Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli. And some establishment Republican will contend that McAuliffe’s victory proves that Tea Party conservatives cannot win in swing states.
And that will all be wrong. Should Cuccinelli as expected, lose, there will be a number of reasons for his defeat, with standing out. First, he was a lousy candidate who ran a lousy campaign, never really putting forward a positive message. And, second (somewhat related to the first), McAuliffe is a prolific fundraiser, able to raise millions of dollars to run a nasty campaign against the Republican. In other words, he basically followed the Obama ’12 game plan. He out-raised and outspent the Republican, going early to the airwaves to smear his opponent.
It’s all the Democrats have left–demonizing the Republicans.
And Cuccinellli made an easy target. Sean Trende explains:
Cuccinelli’s problem in a nutshell is this: The Old Dominion would probably vote for a candidate who had sued a professor at the University of Virginia over his climate science research. It would probably vote for a candidate who referred to homosexuality as unnatural. It would probably vote for a candidate who tried to limit no-fault divorce. It would probably vote for a candidate who covered up an exposed breast on the state seal. It would probably vote for a candidate who wasn’t sure if the president was born in the United States. It would probably vote for a candidate who told colleges and universities to strip protections for gays and lesbians.
What it won’t typically do is vote for a candidate who holds all of these positions, and is unapologetic in them. (more…)
Item #366,720 in the archives of “The Left is and does, that of which it falsely accuses the Right.”
At MoveOn.org, more than 44,000 have called for the GOP leaders to be arrested for ‘seditious conspiracy’ over the recent government shutdown (and ‘default’ scare). As ZH points out, that’s more people than have signed up for Obamacare.
Needless to say, MoveOn’s petition is a FAIL on several levels: (more…)