I found myself actually reaching that threshold over the weekend. In light of the mind-numbing idiocy displayed by an MSM who is so deeply in bed with Obama that they could answer the question “Boxers or briefs?”, I found myself wondering “Just what in the world am I doing all this for?”
I mean, in the end, the winner of the election will be the one who God wants to be the winner. He has allowed some very good presidents (Washington, Lincoln, Reagan) and some very bad presidents (Hoover, Carter, Clinton) to run this country. I defer to His wisdom in those matters. Yes, I will do my part, but in the end, I am at peace with whomever He decides to install in the Oval Office.
At any rate, I’m doing a great deal of soul-searching right now. I’m wondering if there are things other than blogging that God would rather I be spending my extra time doing.
This one probably deserves a beverage alert. Quote:
The New York Times is regarded by some observers in America as a paragon of journalistic standards which keeps its news reporting and opinion comment strictly separate.
This is a commonly used journalistic practice whereby not a single person or source was used, but the columnist injected his/her opinion into a “factual” news story. I mean, seriously: “some observers“? Just who would these “observers” be? We aren’t told. Just trust them…they’re the “deciders” with “multiple layers of fact-checking”.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Is Jayson Blair now working for the St. Pete Times? From Digital Journal:
A quote attributed to Sandra Cichon, a private citizen, is spreading across the internet as a living example of White Racism. Did a reporter put words in this woman’s mouth?
An article in the St. Petersberg Times, quotes Cichon as having said, “I can’t imagine having a black president . . .”
In a phone interview Saturday, Sandra Cichon of Spring Hill, Florida denied that she ever spoke with any pollster or reporter concerning Obama or about anything regarding race. Cichon was taken by surprise when phoned by this reporter, and she was not aware that she had been quoted in any newspaper.
The article does mention that Cichon was interviewed by a reporter at the polls in August during local county commission races. If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear the St. Pete Times just pulled a name out of their nether regions for their “article” and didn’t expect to get called on it.
The editor’s response? Predictable.
In a phone call to Times Political Editor, Adam Smith, who authored the article in question, Smith said that he had the utmost confidence in the reporter, John Frank. Smith said that Frank was the reporter who actually spoke with Cichon. Smith said it is understandable that Cichon wouldn’t want to admit over the phone to making that statement, but “polls all over are showing that people are not hesitant in stating that they won’t vote for a black person.”
Oh, I see: Cichon is too embarrassed to admit her bigotry over the telephone, but she had no reservations about popping off a racist remark to a reporter in person, face to face? Yeah, OK. Sure. Whatevs.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
Excellent column by Andrew Breitbart! The setup is a description of Palin Derangement Syndrome:
Palin Derangement Syndrome, a more irrational variant of the Bush contagion, doesn’t require sufferers to know anything about the subject of their hatred. Anonymous, unsourced rumors fuel the fire (book banning, speaking in tongues, creationism, etc.). Lovely family photos hacked from a personal e-mail account displayed on commercial Web sites push more buttons. Asterisks from Mrs. Palin’s biographical sketch – “moose hunter,” “small-town mayor,” “wife of champion snow machine racer” – cause excessive sweating and irregular heartbeats. She even fired a guy who Tased a 10-year-old. (Oh wait, she didn’t.)
What will happen when they find out she shops at Wal-Mart?
And now, mix in some unhinged Hollyweird muffmunchers:
Sandra Bernhard celebrated the 20th anniversary of her career-ending one-woman show, “Without You I’m Nothing,” warning that if Mrs. Palin were to go to Manhattan she’d be “gang-raped by [her] big black brothers.” The lipstick-on-a-pig lesbian also called Mrs. Palin a “bitch” and an “Uncle Woman.”
Joyless niche comedian Margaret Cho blogged, “She is evil,” fantasized about having hateful sex with Mrs. Palin and attacked a multitude of her supporters: “If you were truly Christians, you would let gays get married, and send them #$%ng presents from Bed Bath and Beyond!”
Everything-aholic Lindsay Lohan (“Mean Girls”) joined the Sapphic pile-on by issuing a joint diatribe with her putative partner, disc jockey Samantha Ronson: “Is our country so divided that the Republicans’ best hope is a narrow-minded, media-obsessed homophobe?”
Not since Rosie O’Donnell & Co. manhandled Elizabeth Hasselbeck weekdays on “The View” have liberals been so gleeful to watch a bitter lesbian tear down a confident and beautiful conservative Republican woman. Unresolved high school lust and angst at well-adjusted cheerleaders and popular prom queens should be left for medical professionals, not for midmorning television gabfests.
Heh. Anywho, the gay marriage thingy:
Yet none of these gilded-ghetto living haters point out that their savior, Mr. Obama, stands against gay marriage, too. Is that change Melissa Etheridge can believe in?
Like President Clinton, who supported regressive anti-gay-rights legislation such as “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the Defense of Marriage Act, Mr. Obama gets a massive pass from the activist gay left and their stenographers in the mainstream media.
The never-reported political reality is that both Mr. Clinton and Mr. Obama understand that key components of the Democratic Party – the black and Hispanic blocs – hold views that Brad Pitt would deem “homophobic.”
For these minority groups, and for many other religious Democrats, gay marriage is a nonstarter.
Yet liberal celebrities and activist journalists never hurl epithets at these coddled groups no matter how retrograde their ideas. President Bush correctly pegged this phenomenon as “the soft bigotry of lowered expectations.” Political correctness, the rigging of politics using different rules for different groups, and buttressed by the media, ensures that Democrats always have the upper hand.
Hypocrisy? Get outta here!
Clumsy on her lesbian training wheels (awesome line! -Ed.), Miss Lohan and Miss Cho, Miss Bernhard and Miss O’Donnell, are granted immunity for their outrageous rhetoric because they are party girls – Democrats through and through – and creatures of the media. And because of this protection racket, none will be forced to attend sensitivity training for crossing the line last week against Mrs. Palin.
It’s also why few will know that the Alaska governor vetoed legislation that would have prevented gays from getting marriagelike benefits. It’s also why the media made Republicans Mark Foley and Larry Craig the butts (no pun intended? – Ed.) of jokes that would be considered homophobic if hurled at liberal Democrats.
If not for double standards, the left would have no standards at all.
Your tax dollars at work, Californiastan:
Students at Dos Palos High School protested Thursday — by wearing patriotic regalia to school — after a sophomore student was forced to remove a T-shirt depicting the American flag.
Officials at the Merced County school confirmed Thursday that Jake Shelly was forced to take off a red, white and blue tie-dyed American flag T-shirt on Tuesday. The shirt said nothing offensive, just: “United States of America, Washington, D.C.”
The school’s assistant principal issued Shelly a bright yellow T-shirt that read “DCV: Dress Code Violator” to wear for the rest of the day. He was given his shirt back after classes ended.
“It was really embarrassing and humiliating to have to wear that all day — and just for supporting your country,” his sister Kaycee Shelly said.
Kaycee Shelly told members of the media at lunchtime that her brother was overwhelmed and did not want to do any more interviews.
Earlier in the day, he was speaking with a local news station when an unidentified teacher walked up to him, ripped off the microphone clipped to his shirt and told him he was not allowed to talk to the media.
District officials said they apologized to the student, his family and the local American Legion on Wednesday — Constitution Day.
“In reviewing the dress code at the time, an administrator felt the shirt was in violation of that section of the dress code,” said Superintendent Brian Walker. “She asked him to remove it and he did.”
The assistant principal initially thought Shelly’s T-shirt violated a clause of the school dress code that does not allow “shirts/blouses that promote specific races, cultures, or ethnicities.”
School officials said they will now interpret that clause of the dress code — which was written at the beginning of this school year — differently. …
I’m guessing that the overzealous politically correct nimrod who punished the student will suffer no disciplinary actions whatsoever. Memo to moonbat administrators: America is not an ethnicity or a race!
Even a broken clock is right twice a day. From Eurabia:
Although the European Commission has said it wants to cut greenhouse gases by 20 percent by 2020, business leaders oppose the use of fines to oblige industry to reduce its emissions — especially in the current economic crisis.
The cost to industry is estimated at some 44 billion euros per year between 2013 and 2020, with a tonne (1.1 US tons) of C02 costing 30 euros.
Business leaders have denounced the policy as a “tax” (probably because that’s exactly what it is! – Ed.), threatening to take their investments elsewhere and move their more polluting activities out of Europe.
A number of European politicians are now speaking openly about diluting, or even abandoning the project.
“This plan is garbage. It’s politically correct, but it won’t happen,” former Italian prime minister Giuliano Amato said at the end of August.
Renato Brunetta, Italy’s minister for innovation, has been equally blunt.
“If it happens, it would kill the economic upturn. No one needs to kill themselves,” said Brunetta, a trained economist.
I seem to recall a bunch of folks who, about a dozen years ago or so, foresaw the economic ruin that would result in subscribing to this destructive Kyoto Treaty. If I’m not mistaken, these folks were known affectionately in many circles as “economists”!
The Kyoto Treaty was nothing more than a mechanism to wreck the economy of the West, all under the guise of “climate protection”! Why else would India and China have been exempted from the treaty? The Euros are beginning to reap what they have sown, and many of them (at least in the business community) are beginning to realize their folly.
Just as bloggers did the job of the MSM in 2004 with the forged memos fiasco that cost Dan Rather his career and legacy, bloggers are once again involved in uncovering a scandal, this one going all the way towards the top of the Obama campaign.
Ace has been covering the story, as has Michelle Malkin. These filthy liars have been caught red-handed, and I’m positive the MSM will jump all over this story with the same vigor that Barney Frank flips open a Penthouse magazine. That is to say, none at all.
In a nutshell:
While not conclusive, evidence suggests a link to the Barack Obama campaign. Namely:
* Evidence suggests that a YouTube video with false claims about Palin was uploaded and promoted by members of a professional PR firm.
* The family that runs the PR firm has extensive ties to the Democratic Party, the netroots, and are staunch Obama supporters.
* Evidence suggests that the firm engaged in a concerted effort to distribute the video in such a way that it would appear to have gone viral on its own. Yet this effort took place on company time.
* Evidence suggests that these distribution efforts included actions by at least one employee of the firm who is unconnected with the family running the company.
* The voice-over artist used in this supposedly amateur video is a professional.
* This same voice-over artist has worked extensively with David Axelrod’s firm, which has a history of engaging in phony grassroots efforts, otherwise known as “astroturfing.”
* David Axelrod is Barack Obama’s chief media strategist.
* The same voice-over artist has worked directly for the Barack Obama campaign.
This suggests that false rumors and outright lies about Sarah Palin and John McCain being spread on the internet are being orchestrated by political partisans and are not an organic grassroots phenomenon led by the left wing fringe.
It’s not a new tactic for candidates to get their lackeys to do work so dirty that the candidates can’t soil their hands with it. “Hey, I can’t be responsible for some overzealous supporters, and I rise above this by rejecting their efforts!” Both parties have been doing it for quite some time. But to the degree that the Obama campaign has done this, currying favor with the moonbatosphere to virally peddle their lies and smears, is something that I personally have not witnessed before now.
Only time will tell if this turns into anything. Knowing the complicity of the MSM, I’m not holding my breath.
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