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Archive for May, 2012



The John McCain of Blogs

May 31st, 2012 at 12:05 am by Brian

Hot Air used to be the daily.  Now it’s just doing Media Matter’s dirty work for them.

I don’t disagree with much, if anything, in this video presented earlier today on Fox & Friends.  Neither, I suspect, will many of our readers.  But does this make anyone uncomfortable at all in regard to its source?  Via Greg Hengler, here is a four-minute Fox News retrospective on Hope and Change.

Just being fair, boss!  Clutch the pearls!  Fox & Friends just spent a week of air time covering Obama pushing a girl in the playground 50 years. ago.

No, wait.  They just spent another 3 days discussing Michelle Obama’s expensive boob belt collection.

No.  They spent the last two news cycles demanding Obama repudiate comments from his spiritual advisor Al Sharpton.

One last point: Several people in the comments argue that F&F is an opinion show, and that this is therefore fair game. That would certainly be true if they wanted to play ads run by other organizations as part of their commentary. My point is that this ad was produced by Fox News itself, and it’s clearly intended to campaign against Obama. That’s the problem with this video, and I think it was ill-advised by Fox to have produced and published it. If CBS News produced a four-minute video extolling all of Obama’s accomplishments, or a four-minute video with this dramatic music and animation ripping Romney for his years in Massachusetts and at Bain Capital, we’d be screaming our heads off, and rightly so.

And CBS does.  And they don’t care if you care.  And they don’t care if it’s fair.

Scott Pelley’s so far up Obama’s ass that he won’t have to get a prostate exam this year.  He’s already got a live action report on the scene at his balloon knot.  Morning news anchor and Oprah same-sex partner Gayle King is hanging with Her Royal Blackness at the Beyonce concert tonight.  Hide your red carpets especially if they’re shag. Every morning starts with a replay of Jon Stewart’s slam on any given Republican from the night before.

Four years of late night comedians have somehow managed to avoid making fun of the President at all.  Didn’t think they’d make it didja?  They showed you. “Honest to God, what more do you want of the man?”

Should we look at NBC?  The View?  Is this not a 20 minute in-kind campaign contribution with the obligatory “you will win” endorsement at the end?

Does Captain Queeg not think we can see him auditioning for David Frum’s job?

The War on Media Bias is over.  Media Bias won.  By my count, we need about 5 more Wall Street Journals, three more national level Fox-like news stations and at least one taxpayer subsidized NPR that presents the views of the other 80% of the country instead of just the hardcore Bill Moyers autographed tote bag aficionados.

But this “I’m upset with Fox because an accurate video they produced could be construed as biased” garbage is too much.  As long as it’s truthful who cares?

Methinks the Captain needeth to check thyself in or around the time before thine wrecks thyself.  Pick a fricking side, tool.

Bring back SeeDubya.  This mushy middler bullshirt sucks fat Gergens.

On Arguing With Terrorists, Leftists and Democrats (of course, I repeat myself)

May 27th, 2012 at 1:07 pm by Brian

Patterico’s read on his saga has been, by far, the most riveting non-reported in the media story this week.  For anyone who has blogged for any length of time, the constant threat of lawfare comes with the territory but the notion that someone is spoofing your telephone number and calling an armed SWAT Team to you door is domestic terrorism as a reward for indulging in your hobby.

Thanks to godawful technology and enemies of anonymity on both sides of the aisle, the Wild West days of the Internet are rapidly drawing to a close to the detriment of us all.

With anonymity, you can say what needs to be said without having to risk your livelihood, your life or the safety of people you care about.  Your opinions only carry as much weight as the argument that is made.  It’s not based on your job, education, your family history or station in life.  Imagine that!  Arguments being won based solely on merit.

By all means, terrorize this anonymous artifice of your face to the world to shreds.  Tomorrow you can create a new one.  It’s much harder to do so when forced to flee your home or your wife is being targeted for your truth-telling.

The two most standard rejoinders to this idea being:

a)  Well, *sniff* if you don’t have anything to hide then you don’t have anything to worry about.

b)  That it’s cowardly because you’d never say to someone to their face what you’d say anonymously on the internet, blah, blah, blah.

While the latter can easily be proven in public, the former is beyond your control.

You don’t get to decide what someone else finds controversial.  What may be totally unremarkable to you may be the thrown down gauntlet for the mildly deranged  Or, it may be the invitation to lawfare and harassment by the professionally deranged who are usually under the employ of the media in one form or fashion, to destroy the lives of people they politically disagree with.

And for what?  Your personal vanity?  To like being talked about?

As technology is becoming so pervasive in every aspect of our lives from an early age, it is going to be more and more important to maintain separate identities in public and private.  It’s nothing new and what’s always been done whether you guarded your opinions at work  or whether you maintained a close circle of friends and kept acquaintances out of the loop on certain details of your life.

It needs to be a conscious decision very early on or you are walking unprepared into a future where nothing is ever forgotten and poor choices or unpopular candor as a teenager or young adult will haunt you for the rest of your life.

You can fool yourselves and think that people on the other side of the ideological spectrum disagree with this campaign of terror waged in their names but their silence always endorses it.

The First Amendment protects you from the government trying to intimidate you into silence.  The unreliable criminal justice system is all that stands between you and a lunatic with 8 fingers because he blew 2 of them off building a bomb so he’d be the most popular rapist at the Occupy Wall Street camp.

If the 2nd Amendment is required to protect the 1st, everyone should exercise a natural right to protect your identity from all threats foreign but in most cases domestic.

More.

 

Thundercats! Ho.

May 27th, 2012 at 11:55 am by Brian

I know I’m slow on this one but this is the only way to shovel it out of the kitty litter in my mind:

The pregnant woman accused of killing another woman during a series of violent shootings in west Louisville last Thursday has been released from the hospital and booked into Louisville Metro Corrections, according to police.

Police say 24-year-old Cheetara Goldsmith left the hospital Thursday afternoon.

Goldsmith allegedly shot Makeba Lee during a double murder investigation. Monday morning, family and friends said goodbye to Lee in a very heavily guarded funeral.

Kitty’s got claws.

I admit to not really following Thundercats.  The idea that you were going to have 4, possibly even 5, cats working together towards a common goal at the same time strained credulity to even my prepubescent after-school viewing schedule.

But the idea of a preggo, murderous Cheetara hunting down the citizenry in a feral rage with a litter of kittens in her belly?  That’s real life.

 

Your Teachers’ Union At Work

May 21st, 2012 at 9:43 am by Preston Taylor Holmes

Well, you might as well watch this. When you’re puzzled as to how so many functionally illiterate drones are puked out of public schools across this country, just remember this Salisbury NC teacher.

What is perhaps even more disturbing is that this woman is a social studies teacher who is obviously ignorant of the subject she is assigned to teach. Further, if you listened to the video, it is clear that this teacher is the one that escalated the incident. She began yelling and berating the student that brought up an opposing viewpoint. Nothing he said about President Obama was even disrespectful. He made a counter-argument and she went ballistic and even made outrageous claims that would be laughable if they weren’t such an indictment of her stupidity and political bias…

These are the gems of the NEA – uninformed, uneducated teachers, unable to be purged from faculties across the country due to the power of the unions. Kudos to these kids for exposing what we already knew was going on in our halls of lower learning.

Sometimes “Geniuses” Aren’t Recognized During Their Own Lifetimes

May 15th, 2012 at 12:47 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

You know, geniuses. Like Chris Matthews. Not that dumb Sarah Palin woman.

When Will The Nannystate Finally Run Out of Milk?

May 14th, 2012 at 9:07 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

Another classic from our boy BigFurHat.

All The President’s Men…

May 11th, 2012 at 8:33 pm by Cranky

… Work for the Washington Post, apparently.

Gay-Hating, Magic Underwear Wearing Pack of Wild Dogs Attacks Flock of Seagulls. Or Not.

May 11th, 2012 at 2:16 am by Brian

How desperate is the “All-In” media to polish the turd of Obama’s re-election campaign?  Desperate enough to give top of the fold coverage to half a century old allegations of high school pranks.

Prepare yourself for the nastiest campaign in American history.  And look at that turd shine:

…this morning the Washington Post dropped what had to be an intentionally-timed bomb on presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. Within hours of Obama suddenly deciding to stop lying about his position on same-sex marriage, the Washington Post read Mitt Romney’s teenage mind,  found it anti-gay, and in a huge, attention-getting feature worked hand-in-hand with the Obama campaign to paint their likely challenger as a snooty, wealthy, homophobic, prep school bully.

This is the best they’ve got.

We’re to believe that Mitt The Mormon was running around like a “pack of wild dogs” at the same time that Obama was eating packs of wild dogs.  Guess which one is a five page Washington Post cover story?

Hey, now…didn’t Journolist’s founder work for the Washington Post?  Come to think of it, he still works for the Washington Post!

This screenshot from Memeorandum is the textbook definition of “I got the memo”:

Message received loud and clear.

After Obama’s Epic Fail on same-sex marriage, we have to change the subject to a half century old nontroversy that the bankrupt Washington Post has been keeping its powder dry on for who knows how long.

What’s a bigger story?  An alleged prank from 1965 or Obama’s cocaine use in the last twenty years?  A dog put in a kennel on top of a car or the President eating it?

Why can’t we know what classes Obama took in college?  Why can’t we know his GPA?  How is teenage Mitt Romney somehow fodder for major news outlets but Obama starting his career in the home of a domestic terrorist and spending 20 years in a racist crackpot’s church off-limits?

Old Media, just go out of business already.  The Emperor isn’t wearing any clothes and his only modesty is you covering up his pride with your mouth.

Professional Journalism

May 10th, 2012 at 6:54 pm by Cranky

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Site Warfare

May 9th, 2012 at 10:18 pm by Preston Taylor Holmes

You may have noticed that we temporarily dropped off the face of the earth, but fear not, no hate-filled hackers can keep us down.

And just to be clear, this is ghey.


Now they can finally wed…

Pic from kick ass artist Drake Dunaway

I’m Holding Out For A Zero

May 5th, 2012 at 2:23 pm by Brian

If there is ever a need for a guerilla advertising campaign, it’s publishing Iowahawk’s “Life of Julia” parody and wallpapering the world with it.

Admittedly, I was going to run with this idea but that it would only be one panel long.

When “Julia” was conceived, her mother receives federal funds care of the Lily Ledbetter Womb Emancipation Act to abort her and recycle her stem cells through The Race To Cure Capitalism Foundation.

Gutsy Call 2: Reset Buttons Are Made In China

May 2nd, 2012 at 9:03 pm by Brian

Who to believe?  A blind dissident of China’s one-child policy who has been incarcerated and both he and his family abused by the Chi-Com Nazis or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whose husband exchanged US missile defense secrets for illegal campaign donations from China.

Quite a quandary.

Earlier today, those legendary defenders of democracy and the downtrodden at the US Embassy in China set the blind activist out on the front porch like Fred Flintstone did to the sabretoothed cat at the end of every episode.  Except by “front porch” I mean “into the waiting batons of the Chinese Army” and by “set out” I mean “kicked out on his ass”.

Enjoying your Smart Diplomacy yet?  A man is begging for his life at the US Embassy and we tell him to take a hike because we don’t want to offend our lead Creditor.  The borrower truly is slave to the lender.

Even after cowtowing to the petulant demands of the small penised tyrants, they still demand an apology.

We didn’t kick out the stray cat immediately so we need to apologize yet they send nuclear material and sell arms to every rogue regime in the world, sponsor hackers to engage in every level of corporate and diplomatic espionage against our country and businesses, protect every copyright infringing knock-off known to man and taint our internal domestic policies by setting record FEC fines for illegal campaign contributions to the Democratic Party.

And we’re supposed to apologize to them?

I used to think that Hillary Clinton had balls but now I can see that Obama emptied her scrotum out when he paid off her campaign debts.  She should have immediately turned around and gotten back on that plane after their vindictive prosecution of this non-violent activist.    But no:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she is pleased U.S. officials were able to facilitate Chen’s stay and departure from the U.S. embassy “in a way that reflected his choices and our values.”

Your values are duly noted.  His “choices” as well:

The blind Chinese dissident who boldly fled house arrest and placed himself under the wing of U.S. diplomats balked Wednesday at a deal delicately worked out between the two countries to let him live freely in China, saying he now fears for his family

“Please help me, President Obama.  I need you to get me to America because these crazed sonsofbitches are going to kll me and my wife….argh…bzzt…*gurgle*…ahh..”

It broke off after that point.

That’s not exactly how it went but you can read between the lines.

“The embassy kept lobbying me to leave and promised to have people stay with me in the hospital, but this afternoon, as soon as I checked into the hospital room, I noticed they were all gone,” Chen told CNN by phone.

“I would like to say to President Obama: please do everything you can to get our family out,” Chen told CNN, according to a translation of his quote.

In the immortal words of Otter, “You fucked up.  You trusted us.”  It’s Animal House meets Animal Farm with this administration.

 

It has also been stated that State Department officials delivered the message from the Chinese government to Chen that his wife would be tortured  if he didn’t take his punishment like a man followed quickly by a “Here’s your cane.  What’s your hurry?”

The State Department insists that blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng left the U.S. Embassy of his own volition Wednesday and that U.S. officials in Beijing did not convey threats to harm his family by Chinese officials, as Chen claims.

At no time did any US official speak to Chen about physical or legal threats to his wife and children. Nor did Chinese officials make any such threats to us,” said State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. ”U.S. interlocutors did make clear that if Chen elected to stay in the Embassy, Chinese officials had indicated to us that his family would be returned to [their home in] Shandong, and they would lose their opportunity to negotiate for reunification.”

Shandong is where the torture typically took place.  I guess as long as the Chinese government is only holding his family hostage in the place where the torture happens  and that he’ll never see them again that, by the legal definition, they did not say the words “We’re going to kill you and your family”.  Not technically.  It’s semantics all the same.

Either way we look terrible in this.  The tiny penised Chi-coms have lost “face” that they want to take out on us as if they really have any reputation worth saving and our State Department and Obama have thrown an innocent man and his family under the bus to placate the worst human rights abuser in the world.

Change!   Now let’s adopt that One Child Policy in the U.S. so we can stop polluting Mother Earth with the disease of humanity.

Want to know why the Obama Administration won’t stand up for this martyr?  Because they agree with the policy he is protesting against.  And while Google and Yahoo help to erase the man’s name from the Chinese internet with a degree intolerance for dissent that would make CREW cream in their jeans.

The WSJ has an opposing view and an overly optimistic one in my opinion of this as the desperate throes of the old regime terrified by a blind man.  I’m pretty sure I don’t want the Chi-Coms collapsing while we still live in ObamaWorld.

Do we really need the Muslim Brotherhood to take over there too?

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