Saturday, September 17, 2011

Note for future reference: Democrat =/= Socialist

Gotta hand it to ClownHall's Erika Johnsen for taking a risk. Whenever someone from the motherlode of dumb paleo-conservative websites quotes real news from real sources, they take a risk that one of their readers may actually read the material and jump ship before it flushes down its twirly toilet.

But she knows her audience. They are not passengers on the shi*; they ARE the shi*.

And her article on the Day of Rage (a large protest against business meddling in the people's interest that took place in NYC but was underreported because it's not labeled "Tea Party", or "Sarah Palin" or "scary looking Muslim") is the quintessence of the dumbness of political games. She quotes a lengthy passage on the Day of Rage from the IBTimes, quoting the phrase where they are crowd-sourcing their specific agenda. And that they're anti-corporate-interest, and largely anti-capitalist.

Abruptly, she forgets what she wrote, throws up into her lunch bucket, and gets back to her bread and buttaball: Acting as if every librul wuz a Democrit:
Did none of these enlightened Day of Rage organizers happen to notice that Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE, was an honored guest of President Obama's at his 'jobs' speech to the joint session of Congress?
Yeah, that's kind of the point. I'm pretty darned sure they ALL figured that out.

Alas, Johnsen can't tell the difference between a socialist and a Democrat. Neither, apparently, can  she tell the difference between unions and corporations. Or pina colatas and beer. Or beer and bears.

ftr, on its website, the DoR organizers proclaim that,

We have had enough.Legitimate government is born of the self-interest and will of the people expressed by its citizens in free and fair elections. It does not spring from a tyranny of special interests, patronage, or a system or ideology that runs counter to the aims of life. 
The institutions of government were designed to protect the principles of our democratic republic and to serve the will of citizens. 
Corporations, even those owned by foreign shareholders, use money to act as the voices of millions, while individual citizens, the legitimate voters, are silenced and demoralized by the farce.
Free and fair elections inspire good citizenship and public service, because they engage the intelligence and genuine good will of the American people.
Yeah, that's unabashedly praising Obama...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fear and Loathing of a Brown Planet, Pt MMCIV

New York's leading disgustocrat is at it again, in case you haven't heard.

Shorter Peter King (R, Dipstickophobia):
If we embarrass them personally in front of tv's, they will LOVE us!


Peter King is a disgusting hypocrite. Why does he have an office, again? Oh yeah, because it's okay if you hate and suspect brown people because other brown people may want to violently disrupt and even kill white people.

But, uh, white people who violently disrupt and even kill other white people (that we may disagree with), now that's justifiable.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

When Does Free Speech Become Hate Speech?

When can you, as an television executive, tell a television personality, "No, seriously. STFU. You're endangering lives and we don't want this kind of heat on us"? You'd think that Fox News - part of a multinational media superconglomerate - would play a little more conservatively around this guy. After all, he doesn't have any real advertisers anymore (of course he got angry about that and took it out on Van Jones. Who, according to him, is some sort of communist child molester or something).

But I wonder what would happen if we did the same thing with him? If we took his words out of context and then inflamed them with some secret code-language to say that the things that he is really saying are not what he is saying, but that he's alluding to something quite sinister and dire. He has an atomic bomb in his pants, and when he takes a dump, our water supplies will become radioactive. We will all become mutated zombies, ready to fight for his Emperor Hitler Zorg.

zorg prend la routephoto © 2010 stef niKo | more info (via: Wylio)

Achtung! Babies!

But would it really matter? Not that his detractors don't have a propensity for being gullible or prone to violence. But will it illustrate anything other than what his followers believe all along: Beck is God.

I'm thinking we need to catalog what people like Beck are saying and what effect it is having in the real world. REal neat-like. Charts and graphs and pictures and numbers and lines and all that presentable presenting stuff.

And then we need to present that to News Inc's stockholders.

Somebody give me a chalkboard