January 13, 2011
Have you seen this anti-Palin poster? It’s by street artist Eddie Colla and it’s all the rage in San Francisco.
Progressive Poster of Sarah Palin in San Francisco
With street art it’s all about the message:
“Enrage them with fear until they feel justified in their violence.” explains the artist, “I’ve associated it with a number of people from Glen Beck to Palin, Pinochet to Pol Pot, Hitler etc. Sometimes events unfold in such a way that your message becomes so much more relevant and you have an opportunity to really make an impact and communicate. That’s timing and timing is important.”
“Whether or not Palin influenced Jared Lee Loughner, is rather beside the point. Her actions and her language have been consistently hyperbolic, manipulative and irresponsible. Palin gives speeches and the crowd tends to react to the tough-talk and rhetoric, so that’s what she continues doing it… That behavior is typical of people who participate in pageantry, but that’s not leadership. In light of the past weeks events it might be a good opportunity to examine what is effective or appropriate rhetoric and what we as a society deem unacceptable.”
Progressives. We know they want civil discourse but who are they trying to inspire?
January 12, 2011
I wondered if this would happen and it did. The Tucson Memorial for the victims of Saturday’s massacre turned into the first Obama campaign rally of the 2012 election cycle. From WH operatives passing out t-shirts with Obama’s new campaign theme, ‘Together We Thrive,’ to logo-clad seats mourners would sit in during the service, the only thing missing from this Pep Rally was some Hollywood celebutards fawning over His Hipness!
The crowd was cheering and stomping and wildly excited; not exactly mourners honoring the dead. There was an Indian prayer at the beginning (Tucson has a large native population) which received a huge roar from the crowd reminding me of rock concerts I’ve attended. I don’t remember seeing any Christian ministers present on the platform.
This event reminded me of the Senator Paul Wellstone infamous Memorial in Minnesota during which Democrat operatives turned that event into a partisan political propaganda opportunity.
spectacle Memorial suppose to have helped to heal a broken-hearted nation? Or help to bind the wounds of the families? It’s hard for me to put into words, but I know if one of my family members had died in the Tucson mass shooting, I would have been thoroughly and completely disgusted.
January 12, 2011
While discussing the Tucson shooting Tuesday night on Jay Leno’s show, Bill Maher had a lot of his normal uber-liberal garbage to spew: the NRA should be called ‘The Assassin Lobby’, he’s sick of hearing about the Constitution and the 2nd Amendment, cheap (and bad) Palin jokes, and how much he hates Newt. But perhaps his most shameful hate-riddled comment was this:
Jay Leno: Now, Roger Ailes said to Fox, they’re gonna scale back the rhetoric. You think this will last for any longer than a week or two?
Bill Maher: No, because that’s the rhetoric they love. The right-wing loves, the go-to rhetoric for them is, “Wouldn’t it be fun to kill the people we disagree with?” You know, they try to put across this false equivalence. [To audience] No?
Here’s the video so you can watch it yourself:
Newsbusters has the full text of this latest Maher rant. How do haters like him live with themselves?
January 12, 2011
If the last few days are any indication, leftists need division to survive and I’m quite certain this video from Sarah Palin on the Blood Libel that followed the mass shootings in Tucson, will only enrage the chronically enraged more. By the way, did you notice she released this on the same day that His Hipness is scheduled to speak at the memorial for the victims?
You can find the text of Sarah Palin’s response here. But, here’s a really terrific excerpt:
“…But our Founding Fathers knew they weren’t designing a system for perfect men and women. If men and women were angels, there would be no need for government. Our Founders’ genius was to design a system that helped settle the inevitable conflicts caused by our imperfect passions in civil ways. So, we must condemn violence if our Republic is to endure.”
The reference ‘If men were angels, no government would be necessary.’ is from The Federalist #51.
Awesomeness don’t you think?
Tonight Obama will attempt to give all of us moral guidance when he speaks at the memorial service but frankly I think it looks like Palin has almost stepped into that presidential role, or tried to. It almost doesn’t matter what he says now.
January 8, 2011
Our Saturday had started out so great. We were relaxing at home drinking really good coffees, watching a great old movie, and playing on Facebook. Then we heard the news that something terrible had happened in Tucson, Arizona — a mass shooting with multiple deaths and injuries — and one of the victims was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). Reportedly she was gravely wounded with a gunshot to the head from point blank range. We began praying for our country.
The details coming in were conflicting and confusing. I went to Twitter and got as much information there as I could. There were some awful things being said by the left - like blaming Sarah Palin for what happened today - including this from founder of the Daily Kos:
Markos Moulitsas Mission accomplished, Sarah Palin, http://is.gd/knNgl
6 hours ago
I ‘follow’ Markos Moulitsas and lifted that myself from my own Twitter page. The craziness is not just on Twitter either. The blogosphere is on fire, blaming everything from gun rights laws to conservative talk radio, as the fuel that instigated today’s horrible events. For example, Breaking News reports, a liberal blogger, also blames Sarah Palin for Gabrielle Gifford’s assassination attempt, and the murder/attempted murder of so many others.
“F*** it. I’m going there” One liberal blogger wrote on Saturday after news of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot dead in point blank range at a Tuscon rally. The blogger TBogg blamed former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin for the congresswoman’s death after Palin named Giffords as one of her ‘targets’ during the 2010 mid-term elections. Palin was caught in controversy when she published on her Facebook page a graphic that showed several ‘target’ districts, including Giffords 8th district in Arizona.
I could list link after link but don’t want to promote them anymore then I have. It’s disgusting how the left is politicking this national tragedy, but do we expect anything less? Remember when NY Mayor Bloomberg blamed the Times Square bombing on someone who was ‘upset about Obamacare’ (code for Tea Partier) when it was actually a Muslim terrorist? The left was all over that as well.
Sadly, Republicans in this country are basically being accused of being an accessory to murder in this tragedy by the leftists and their mouthpieces all across this country. Their sensitivity to the loss of precious life and liberty is not just remarkably underwhelming, but hateful. They have gone completely insane trying to politicize these sad, sad shootings.
We don’t have all the answers yet as to what happened today and why. But we eventually will. What we do know is that the events of today — the horrible acts of violence — has no place in a free society.
Please pray for the families of the victims and that justice and peace will be found.
At this writing, here is what we know about some of the victims. There’s a lot more here about the shooter Jared Loughner - who it seems was quite the leftist himself - including whether or not he had a military background. Stacy talks about the shooter’s mental health here and has some excellent local reports. And Michelle has an in depth roundup of the entire, albeit confusing, events of the day.
January 8, 2011
There are so many like them. This particular photoblog breaks my heart.
January 7, 2011
The N-word was used 219 times in the American classic ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ by Mark Twain. It was first published in 1884 but the time period for the story was before the Civil War; roughly 1835–1845. The theme of this well-worn, much loved book is racism and slavery; intellectual and moral education; and the hypocrisy of a ‘civilized’ society. If that’s the case, why would you want to scrub the 219 N-words used in the text, that actually demonstrate the very wrongs of racism in the first place?
A Few Thoughts.
If you want to expose racists, you have to show racists as they are, speaking as they would speak. ‘Huck Finn’ is great with this because it requires the reader to actually work through what’s wrong with a society that gives the most noble character in it - the slave, Jim - the same rights as pigs and chickens. Is the N-word and what’s behind it too hard to teach to kids in our schools? That’s where I first read ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’. If that’s the case, it’s wrong. Our schools should engage this shameful history because it’s a story that should be told.
Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain was a precise word-smith. He meant to use the N-word in his classics. It was utterly descriptive in expressing the racism of the day. In part, it’s what made Huck Finn, Huck Finn. What right do we have to change his work?
I understand that because there is still racism today, that for some the presence of the n-word in the book is offensive and even painful. But sanitizing the book is a poor attempt to change history. Using ’slave’ instead of the N-word seems a weak and very PC attempt at making the theme of the book taste better.
Besides, you wouldn’t want to empower a black child - we want to ensure that black children will forever be subjugated by a word. Right?
By the way, the sanitized edition is scheduled for print soon. Thankfully, its not as though the original versions of this American classic disappear as a result of its existence.
Will we be sanitizing this too? Just curious.
Free Huck Finn.
January 6, 2011
They’re everywhere. A ‘Birther’ watching the very first reading of our Constitution out loud on the House floor, yelled out “Except Obama! Help us Jesus!” when Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) read the section in the Constitution requiring that presidents be naturally born U.S. citizens in order to be eligible to hold the office.
Here’s the video:
The Birthers will be around as long as Obama is president. It seems like a very easy fix to me; release all documents and be done with it - and them. But we know he won’t. It just doesn’t suit his purposes.
January 5, 2011
Did you watch the swearing-in ceremonies today for the 112th Congress? It was a great day for conservatives. The peaceful, non-violent transfer of power is what sets our country apart from so many others in the world. However, there was one little slip-up from Speaker John Boehner. You can watch it below:
Come on… you know you wanted him to do that! Don’t tread on me.
January 4, 2011
I make no apologies. This woman could have any designer on the planet dress her and she chooses Tacky-R-Us. Simply more proof that you are either born with style or not.
Michelle Obama’s Ugly Pants (Getty)
If you want to see a bigger pic and take a poll on whether Michelle Obama’s pants are ‘Rad or Bad’ you can go here. Me? I just think they are crazy ugly.