Monday, August 31, 2009
Went over to Johnny$ to remind them that they are associating with pedophiles...not sure what good it did. I did notice my favorite "gal" Damail was posting over there. Oh and I see what you mean about Chris. How many faces does that guy have?
Sunday, August 30, 2009
"Compassionate Christian," my behind!
You're a real fucking asshole, you know that?
Jonathan | Homepage | 08.26.09 - 6:02 pm | #
To quote Joseph Welch:
"Have you no sense of decency sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
Jonathan | Homepage | 08.26.09 - 6:07 pm | #
Of course, I took some crap for it.
Compassion does not demand that we eulogize the dead, nor does Christianity.
Do you deny that he left her to die to save his own skin? Does such a man deserve our eulogies?
W.B. Picklesworth | Homepage | 08.27.09 - 6:43 pm | #
Compassion? Have you no compassion for MJK? Why does TK deserve compassion when MJK does not? is it because TK was a Senator for life,. While Mary Jo Kopechne was just an ordinary citizen?
Oh wait. I guess we' never know what MaryJo Kopechne would've accomplished in her ife, will we.
then again, the life od MJk really dopesn't matter compared with the life of an 'impoprtant' Senator from Massachusetts, does it?
what I meant is that MJK received no justice for TK's role in her untimely demise in this world; she's finally receiving it in the next.
By the way, Jonathan- way to master that eloquent four-letter word vocabulary of yours. Keep it up. It really becomes you.
Leo Pusateri | Homepage | 08.27.09 - 9:42 pm | #
First, a little background on that fateful incident:
Suffering from concussion and shock, Kennedy dove repeatedly to try to save his passenger. Kennedy went back to the Kennedy compound to get help, and he and two cousins were unable to get the car open to get Mary Jo out of the overturned vehicle. Kennedy and all others at the compound said he had not been drinking.
While Kennedy also spoke to the authorities in less time than Cheney took in speaking to the authorities (hunting accident), Kennedy still left the scene of an accident without immediately reporting the accident to the authorities.
Kennedy pled quilty to leaving the scene of an accident, was convicted and succesfully completed his probation.
He also made a very public speech where he took full responsibility for his actions that night._"I do not seek to escape responsibility for my actions by placing the blame either on the physical and emotional trauma brought on by the accident, or anyone else. I regard as indefensible the fact that I did not report the accident to the police immediately."
Mind you, it still doesn't excuse the fact that he didn't report the crash to the police immediately, but to say that Ted Kennedy let Mary Jo die to save his own skin is utter nonsense.
But, it turns out my thoughts on Leo pissing on Kennedy's grave have made it on another conservative blog. And come Monday, they're gonna be gunning for me.
First off - I don't own this blog (That would be Count Isvan). I merely contribute to it whenever I can.
Second - Bring it on.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
August 26th, 2009 at 7:35 am
No - Not at all.
When good men do nothing evil prevails.
Turning ones head and ignoring evil is the same as condoning it.
Why remain silent? while others pile piety and remorse on the passing of an evil, lying, loathsome man?
He has gone on to be with the master he so well served on earth Satan. So be it
again good riddance.
You can eulogize him in your home in europe you seem to worship his ilk.
August 26th, 2009 at 8:38 am
Why remain silent? while others pile piety and remorse on the passing of an evil, lying, loathsome man?
Neocon, I can’t say it any better than that.
There have been, throughout my adult life, only three men that I wished to live long enough to see assume room temperature: Yasser Arafat, Ted Kennedy and Fidel Castro. Two down, one to go. I hope God sees fit to grant Senator Kennedy an audience and holds him accountable for his life.
I'm not gonna waste my breath in saying that these people should be ashamed of themselves, because they're not. Just allow me to call them what they are:
Late edit: Now Leo gets to spit on Ted's grave.
To quote Joseph Welch: "Have you no sense of decency sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
Sen. Edward Moore Kennedy, the youngest Kennedy brother who was left to head the family's political dynasty after his brothers President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated, has died at age 77.
Known as the "liberal lion of the Senate," Kennedy championed health care reform, working wages and equal rights in his storied career. In August, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest civilian honor -- by President Obama. His daughter, Kara Kennedy, accepted the award on his behalf.Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, known as Ted or Teddy, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in May 2008 and underwent a successful brain surgery soon after that. But his health continued to deteriorate, and Kennedy suffered a seizure while attending the luncheon following President Barack
You can judge the greatness of a man by his works and deeds and also by the people who despised him. In everyway the man was a giant and will be missed.
Note from the Count: if any of the usual cocksuckers post on this thread get rid of them.
Edit form Jonathan: "The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die."
Godspeed, Sen. Kennedy. We need more men like him in the Senate, now more than ever.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
This would be equally disturbing and frightening...you know, if it were actually true.
Somehow, I doubt the truth about this latest web of lies means jack shit to Steel. To the Republicans, its about protecting a morally bankrupt system which is about sucking every dollar that an average American family or individual has in their pockets. Exactly how can these people look themselves in the mirror everyday with a straight face?
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Who says that these government-controlled programs are "voluntary"?Hmm...I wonder, then, what that word "voluntary," so prominently in the syntax, might mean.
Well, that would be an easy way to sell something to try and get people to think that you're a "trustworthy" fellow, when in actuality, your intention is to have them do things your way without any internal options once they've signed on.You might know about that, Jer, what with your insistence that all government begins and ends with your God, which would kind of put the kibosh on individuals' "internal options," once they've "signed on," yes?
That is exactly how it works, and will work with these government-run programs currently being drafted in Congress and to be forced upon the American people.Congressional representatives elected by the American people to do the American people's business...which incidentally seems to include health care reform, to your personal dismay.
The plain and simple fact of the matter is, the current system that the government has is going bankrupt with success because it's working ... I know that seems like an odd way to put it, but that's just the way it is.Gee...might it be "going bankrupt" because the recent GOP-led legislative bodies voted again and again not to increase its funding relative to demand, over a period of years, while cheerfully writing blank checks for unfounded aggression in the Middle East?
You see, government-run programs aren't really created by the people, they are designed by the internal bureaucracy that is currently within the government...power-hungry bureaucrats like George Soros and others who want to make a name for themselves and a name only, they aren't looking to help you or me. They design these types of programs Medicare and Medicaid to work for them and only them, not the American people. Take for another example, the educational system, you have the option to send your child to a private school, or to one of the public schools. If you think about how you want your child educated, you will look into, and evaluate each system before you enroll your children to make sure that your child is being taught according to what you wish them to learn. It would be easier to make a decision if this were in the early to mid-1800s, but it's not that easy today because you have so much social-engineering going on in the bad direction, going away from and against the traditional, God-fearing values that started this country. Do you have options in the public schools that will permit your children to not learn the atheist philosophies of Darwinism and sex education? No. Once your child is in the public school, they will be taught atheism and the philosophies there-of. So, if you are a Christian and want your children taught the values that are from Our Father in heaven as opposed to the atheist public school system, then you will have to do either of two things - spend an awful lot of time refuting what your children are learning in school, and explaining things to them the right way, or two, get them out of the public school. Option two, get them out, is your best bet. In addition, the public option is no good, because the government raises your taxes in order to pour money into atheist programs like diversity training...while the educational needs of your children they care less about, because they want to do everything in their power to obliterate every vestige of Christianity and faith in God in this country. I will say this, however, they are fighting an uphill battle that they will not reach the summit of. The government can destroy our bodies, but they can't take our souls...at least those of us who were taught and know the truth.Ohhhh, so much disinformation, so little time.
First, Jer, George Soros may be a corporate magnate, but he's not in government. Show me something labeled as a "Soros" bill and I'll buy your malarkey; otherwise, pipe the hell down.
Second, Medicare and Medicaid not working for the American people? Tell that to millions of seniors and poverty-stricken families. These programs may not work perfectly, but they work a damn sight better than ordinary families' private insurance plans do, gouging them for unreasonable co-pays that diagnose conditions their carriers won't even cover.
Come ON. Even the fundie legislators you no doubt endorse aren't taking on this chimera. Medicare and Medicaid are useful and functional safety nets for the most vulnerable segments of the population. The users of same know that and aren't likely to be bamboozled by the likes of you and your dogma.
Third...your apparent insistence on sidelining any and all exposure to evolutionary theory and family planning, in favor of an ignorant electorate that will cheerfully believe in the simultaneous existence of humans and dinosaurs, whilst consigning generations of women to wholesale pregnancy, places you so out of step with the modern world that we might as well transport you back to the Dark Ages where you belong. Honestly, Jer. Can you function in this modern world? Are you able to pay your phone bill? Take the bus somewhere? Or do you stand by the roadside, desolate, waiting for a passing tumbril to take you to the Town Square for the latest beheading? You're an ideological artifact, sir, and you paint yourself as a salt-of-the-earth patriot in an effort that falls well short of the mark.
Another question to ponder is: What actually happens to America if a majority of the people agree with the atheist controlled government and sign on to their plan? Well, slowly but surely, you will start to see the government dictating everything that you can and cannot do, and the can's will become far less than the cant's as time progresses. That's just how it is. China, for example, where families can have but only so many children and then no more, they murder the rest. An atheist who is in a position of leadership, he doesn't answer to anyone...at least they think they don't.Where did this nonsense come from? Jer, try to follow the plot for once. The government already says that you cannot legally stone your neighbor for adultery, cannot arrest someone for mixing cotton and wool in the same garment, and cannot do any number of things you might feel the erratic impulse to do. That is common decency and order, in action. It doesn't mean that the government is about to push itself into your family structure, your bedroom, or your conscience.
That's what YOUR camp is all about.
Under a legitimate government, the leaders of a nation are supposed to answer to the people, and the people elect whom they will to be their leaders...the problem is, education is not this way, and with a majority of the people having education watered down with socialist and communist propaganda, they have been taught to vote against their freedom and prosperity. Ultimately, the people answer to God, and we are to elect God-fearing Senators and Representatives as our leaders in order to retain our freedom and prosperity. In other words, we aren't supposed to choose who we think should be our leaders...which would be an earthly king if we were to choose who we think should be our leaders, but we are to follow what God's Word says and choose our leaders who do the same.Er...no, Jer. The Representatives and Senators answer to We The People, and God is sidelined in the legislative debate, because matters of the soul are between a group of believers and their deity and have nothing whatsoever to do with the government. Like it or not, the USA was founded on the basis of the state's separation from any mandated national religion. Insist to the contrary, and you are no better than an Iranian mullah, enforcing his personal religious convictions on the whole of the population.
Correction: I bleated out like George Soros was a "Senator," but in fact, is a businessman who is in close alignment with leaders on Wall-Street and other financial big-shots and firms, and who works to help the socialist power structure.But you support Wall Street and free-market capitalism, don't you, Jer? As expressions of how much Jesus loves profit and monetary success. So is Jesus on George Soros' side, or isn't he? Be specific and show your work.
You poor, sorry, intellectual bankrupt fool.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
But she finished 5th. An Investigation needs to be launched :) I am still behind you Mayra. BTW nice Nascar outfit Miss USA.
Hey Sarah, I got your 'death panel' right here!
8:11 PM Aug 11th from Twitterrific
and the Tweet that follows:
Lost 15 followers to that last tweet. Didn't know that many Alaskans knew how to use Twitter.
8:28 PM Aug 11th from Twitterrific
Who knew the Sith master had a funny side?
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
"Anonymous" observes that Jeremiah has, as usual, missed a key point:
And, hey presto!, the following day the offending language is gone, so "Anonymous" apparently tries again:
Stopping back in today, of course, the second "Anonymous" comment has also been axed.
Now, I would suggest to the gentle readers of this blog that it might be mildly entertaining if when, in our travels through the Internet, we encountered a moment of boredom, we take the time to pop in on poor, lonely Jeremiah and post the word "voluntary" on a half dozen or so of his threads...but we don't really want to give him the hits or the bragging rights. So let's just leave him to his own devices and the voices in his head, safe in the knowledge that his avoidance of fact has been documented here for all blog-time.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Oh envy the life that is the Counts.
One more thing...
why is it the people who scream Freedom isn't free refuse to serve in the military and hate paying taxes?
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Only, now that he apparently has an entire THREE followers, he has concluded that he needs to hear only from concurrent voices, and is deleting/censoring - at least from here on out - any posts with which he happens to disagree.
Herewith his rationale, in an exchange from this post:
Anonymous said...There's the courage of his convictions for you. He's trying to convert those who are disposed to disagree with him by ignoring their commentary, and simply continuing to spout his malarkey to the whole THREE people on the Internet who give a sufficient damn to agree with and follow him.
Hey since you have so few comments, how about not deleting the few you have?
RE: Hey since you have so few comments, how about not deleting the few you have?
Dear Concerned Anonymous poster,
Few or no comments, I do not intend to support or help in any way the atheist/liberal worldview.
I designed this site to support the party I am affiliated with. Although, it is not merely along party lines alone. I have many other interests which support my worldview.
I post my political as well as spiritual views, as it is in the spiritual where the real battle is being waged, and will ultimately decide the outcome of mankind.
If any given poster's inquiry or suggestions support Christianity and the Bible they have permission to leave their thoughts here. Atheists/liberals, however, do not.
So, if you are an atheist, do not be alarmed if you come to find that your very next post and subsequent posts will be deleted in accordance with the guidelines I have outlined for your here in the above statements.
August 17, 2009 1:01 PM
Way to go for the LORD, Jer. I'm sure he will appreciate all the souls you have won for him in the heat of Internet battle.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
WASHINGTON — Political columnist Robert Novak, a diehard conservative, pugilistic debater and proud owner of the "Prince of Darkness" moniker, has died after a battle with brain cancer.
His wife of 47 years, Geraldine Novak, told The Associated Press that he died at his home in Washington, D.C. early Tuesday. He was 78.
A household face as co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," Novak had been a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for decades. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in July 2008, less than a week after he struck a pedestrian in downtown Washington with his Corvette and drove away.
"He was a Washington institution who could turn an idea into the most discussed story around kitchen tables, congressional offices, the White House, and everywhere in between," Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said in a statement.
Said House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio: "Bob made remarkable contributions in the field of journalism and to the American political landscape."
In recent years, Novak ended up actually being a part of a big Washington story, in ways he likely never intended, becoming a central figure in the Valerie Plame CIA leak case.
Novak was the first to publish the name of CIA employee, and he came under withering criticism and abuse from many for that column, which Novak said began "a long and difficult episode" in his career.
"I had a terrific time fulfilling all my youthful dreams and at the same time making life miserable for hypocritical, posturing politicians and, I hope, performing a service for my country," Novak wrote in his memoir, "The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years reporting in Washington."
Could honestly care less either way.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I am probably not the first person to say this, but, Obama is such a loser. He lost a lot of political capital from this heath care debacle, and it is sweet indeed to see that people are starting to realize what an incompetent fraud he is.
Its one thing to be ignorant in America and go against you own best interests.
Its another thing entirely to actual express joy in going against your own best interests.
I'm just so pissed that anything I write will end up to be one big ball of profanities. But let me say that while I respect and admire Obama's attempts to change the partisan divide that has poisoned D.C., Matt's post shows that many conservative Republicans don't want to work with Obama, they would rather bitch, moan, disrupt, and delay the progress he's trying to bring to the nation. To paraphrase Alfred: "Some men aren't looking for anything logical They can't be...reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn."
Until the time comes when the members of the GOP begin to place country before party, bipartisanship won't work and it'll be nothing but a waste of time to go that route. He has the 60 votes needed to pass this damn thing. And if some Blue Dogs won't fall in line? Straighten their asses out, and if that doesn't work? Fuck em, and pass it with a slim margin, if need be.
Edit From The Count: Good News Margolis is an overweight 30 something nerd.
Margolis is the one with the shitty beard.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I actually don't own that many bootlegs...err...imports. There is an argument to be made against Bootlegs that I understand and one that I think is garbage. And of course the argument that I think is garbage is the one the Sinatra family makes against bootlegs. As Nancy Sinatra actually had the guts to say..."They takes food off of our table." Yeah right. The money you make selling 6 different versions of each CD you put out to different stores doesn't offset the money of one CD sold on Ebay. The argument to be made that I can buy is bootlegs often either contain shitty quality sound or a less than brilliant and sometimes even a embarrassing performance. It's Bootlegs that let us hear Elvis' 20 minute rambling monologue about he has never took drugs and how he would choke the son of a bitch who started that rumor and tear his Goddamn throat out. BTW other than the odd monologues which the crowd greeted with a mixture of cheers and What the fuck? It 's ironic that once he finally shut up to sing Elvis gave a helluva performance, still the show will forever be known as the "drugs" concert. There is no question in my mind when comparing the two families who does a better job controlling the catalog and image of their bell cows. The Sinatra family. Still there is one thing Priscilla and Lisa deserve credit for over the Sinatra's. They figured out they couldn't stamp out the massive and ever growing Elvis Presley bootleg market so they got into the act themselves. Setting up the Follow That Dream Label where what amounts to officially licensed bootleg are sold on their website. The Cd's are concert and alternate take recordings that cost $30 a single disk and the Presley's keep the money. I suspect the Sinatra's don't do this because of the varying quality of sound board recordings. Although they did release the 1959 Australia concert where Sinatra is backed by Red Norvo and that recording was audibly substandard. The performance it was determined (correctly) was so good that the limited audio could be overlooked. It is a must own CD for Sinatra fans. There is no doubt in my mind they could do this with other recorded concerts. Anyway with out further babbling...
Sinatra The Television Years 1957-1965 **** 1/2
As the title suggest this disc is made up of recordings Sinatra made on his various tv specials from 1957 through 1965. The cd contains 25 tracks including one medley with Ella Fitzgerald and one other duet with her as well. The Music here is nearly perfect there isn't a clunker here and taken alone would make this easily a 5 star CD. You have to take a half star off for the fact that much of this music comes from shows that are 50+ years old have haven't been well taken care of The sound quality of much of this CD though it's as good as it possibly could be... is still poor. Great versions of It's all right with me, September of my years and Everybody has the right to be wrong.
December Down Under Live In Sydney December 2nd 1961 **** 1/2
The complete closing night show from a 3 night stop in Sydney. 23 song 75 minute show is fantastic. Sinatra is in great voice and even manages to keep his cool as the people insist on shouting out the names of songs. Set list is similar to 1962 Children's benefit world tour shows. Sound is again a negative here although it's better than TV years and comparable to the 1959 concert with Red Norvo . Sinatra is magnificent through out. Great versions of Imagination and Second Time Around. There is the obligatory "saloon" song "One For My Baby" but no show stopper like Ol' Man River.
Sinatra The Lost London Concert 1970 ****
Frank Sinatra did 2 shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London the second show was taped and was shown in 1971 as a television special and is widely available (above board) on DVD. This is the first show. This CD contains 3 more songs than the television special but it is still fairly short at 55 minutes. The Sound is very good. This show is generally better than the video taped second show. Sinatra does his standard early 70's show with which by now contained Something by the Beatles and Didn't We from Jimmy Webb. Sinatra also sings I will drink the wine which he predicts will be a huge hit. (It wasn't) He closes with a fantastic My Way.
Washington D.C. 17 April 1973. *** 1/2
The Only Concert Sinatra gave in his retirement between 1971-1974 It was held at the White House for Richard Nixon and Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti. Sinatra was backed by the Marine Band and the sound is outstanding. The show is interesting from a historical perspective because Nixon does the Introduction and closing and Sinatra's set is good but very brief. Sinatra does 10 songs and the concert only lasts 42 minutes.
Live At The Forum Montreal 1975 *****
This was downloaded for me off the internet by a friend. Sinatra's voice in the 70's was hit and miss but it is in fine shape here. After blasting through one of the few misguided decisions in his catalog (Bad Bad Leroy Brown) Sinatra goes through a long set heavy on ballads. Nice and Easy, My Way, Send In The Clowns and the Saloon medley are highlights. But the topper for me on this show is Cycles. It's my favorite Sinatra song and one of his bigger hits of the late 60's. Yet he rarely sang the song on stage and dropped it all together after 1975. After singing it here he asks isn't that a nice song? I agree and it makes me wonder why he didn't sing it more.
The Sinatra Saga Volume 1. ****
2 CD set that contains performances from the 50's through the 80's. Sound Quality is mixed. Purest would suggest that the first disc contains the better music and they are probably right but it's the second disc I find more interesting. The first disc contains performances that would have been unearthing when this boot came out in 1992 but now break little ground. Most are taking from alternative shows of the released children's benefit concerts and the Red Norvo Australian show. The Second disc which contains songs from the 70's and 80's is as I said more interesting. Highlights are a on stage version of There Used To Be A Ball Park and Summer Wind.
Sinatra Saga Volume 2. *** 1/2
I disc 20 song compilation follow up to Sinatra Saga Volume 1. The performances taken from 1976-1986 and concentrates more on rarities than standards although it ends with a 1979 My Way. Sinatra's voice is not great for much if this cd, the song list certainly no best of, and the sound is mixed...and yet somehow it's an oddly fascinating listen. This is not a hard to find or exceptionally expensive bootleg and it's not one that I would suggest to somebody who isn't a diehard fan but it's oddly endearing.
Sinatra in Japan April 18th 1985. *** 1/2
A Television special one of two available on DVD now world wide everywhere except region 1 (the United States and Canada) It's one of two concerts on DVD like this the other being Concert for Americas. I need to invest in a region free DVD player. Anyway the CD version is a edited version of the TV concert. Sinatra is in better voice than he was a decade earlier and he is very energetic The sound is also Outstanding. The set list is decent but he cuts whole verses out of My Way. There is the less than stellar LA Is My Lady which was at least always better live than the studio version. There is also Mack The Knife which Sinatra should have left to Darin, Fitzgerald and Armstrong.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Late Edit: Miami or bust, baby! Merriman's back to cause chaos on the pass rush, we've got a new young OLB in Larry English, LT's still in Charger uniform, and Phillip Rivers is proven himself to be a leader for the Bolts. We cannot fuck this up.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
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Title: "When the Right Protests, It Must be Wrong - After 8 years of Nazi images and loony left protests, now the media oppose dissent."
Adjective alert for the phrase "loony left" for being loaded, and an unsupported linkage to 96 months of alleged Nazi imagery. Reference to media implies that dissent was supported when it was against a right-wing administration, and now is vilified because of the views of the administration it opposes. No references to tactics, whether the opposition is organic or manufactured, etc."For eight years in America, protest was in and all the cool kids did it."
I seem to remember those "cool kid" protesters being confined to free-speech "corrals" when they turned up anywhere near an event they were protesting with so much as a mildly confrontational T-shirt. That hardly makes protesting "in" or "cool.""We had flamboyantly dressed Code Pinkers demonstrating at conventions and in sessions of Congress, calling Marine recruiters “traitors” and protesting wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center."
"Flamboyantly-dressed" = code for "probably gay or gay-sympathetic," in this lexicon. "Protesting wounded soldiers" = demonstrable falsehood, compared to protesting the war which injured them or the criminally inept treatment they received upon return. Phony equation of the actor with the larger issues."Then there were the crazies from Acorn stalking Wall Street executives at their homes."
Heavens forfend that anyone pursue Wall Street execs for accountability while Bill O'Reilly sends ambush producers to go after less exalted prey. Hypocrisy, much?"And anti-war lefty Cindy Sheehan got so much news coverage from the major networks and top newspapers that they practically had to create a bureau to handle her antics."
"Lefty" and "antics" = loaded language meant to first diminish and then ridicule her concerns. Media references extend both intentions to their own role and coverage. Overall effect is to minimize her effectiveness and role as an activist and make her seem like an attention-hound."Through it all, the left whined that President George Bush was a fascist – with “BusHitler” a common term among the foam-at-mouth Birkenstock set."
"Whined" suggests no presentation of evidence, which was plentiful. "Foam-at-mouth Birkenstock set" = an attempt to evoke unsupported anger coupled with a tired "hippie" stereotype. An oblique "they're-not-like-the-rest-of-us" effort."Those hate-spewing anti-war activists really loved our soldiers – especially when they were mocking the war right outside a veteran’s hospital."
False equivalence. As a good friend of this blog often says, "honor the warrior(s), not the war." It is a mark of nuanced thinking to mourn the injuries and losses inflicted on soldiers in any given conflict while also condemning the injustice of the war per se."And the endless stream of Nazi comparisons were just free speech, after all."
You cannot condemn a comparison made in one direction in the past and support the same comparison made in the opposite direction now with a sarcastic reference to free speech. An example would be the numerous "SS" references and "Obama-as-Hitler" posters now making their appearances. It's either free speech for everyone or it's free speech for no-one. No substitutions allowed."That all happened before January 20, when the left, along with their supporters in the news media, decided protest and dissent were suddenly unpatriotic. Welcome to hypocrisy, the millennial edition. Now everything said or done in those eight years is forgotten. America has a blank slate to build hope and change under Obama, so we are told."
Any new administration has an opportunity to chart a fresh course. To suggest that this means an entire segment of the population and more or less all of the media has remotely forgotten the prior administration is rankly absurd. If anything, the selection of a leader who promised a strong change of course from the prior administration suggests that the voters, at least, remember all too well."Don’t dare criticize him, knock his policies or voice your opinion. Do it and you are called “mobs” or racist by the media and treated as scary forces of hate reminiscent of Waco, the Klan or Nazis."
Over-the-top evocation of catastrophic events and polarizing movements with a new President. False equivalence, also, for having cast prior dissent as the work of "crazies" and the "loony left" - not so different from "mobs" - but implying any current dissent is reasonable and nuanced compared to these extreme references."Americans are not supposed to protest the incredible overreach of government. Congress can pass a $787 billion stimulus bill and not even read it, but the people they work for, well, can sit down and shut up."
Patriot Act, anyone? Rushed through with barely a reading, and voted upon in a panic thanks to the frenzy to label anyone who opposed its far-reaching executive power grabs as a "traitor" or "appeaser"? The economic stimulus received far more scrutiny and discussion...and, as I recall, most of those opposed to it who did not have tea bags dangling from their baseball caps were grandstanding Republican governors trying to score political points by denying funding to their states or advocating for secession. And look how that turned out."The president can seize control of the auto companies and give a huge stake in ownership to his union supporters, but challenge that and you are somehow standing in the way of Obama fixing the economy."
Hmm. Last I heard, "Cash for Clunkers" was stimulating the economy and stalling the hemorrhage of automotive jobs in a big way. And I'd be fascinated to hear about this "stake in ownership to his union supporters," since I seem to recall auto unions being asked to make some sizable concessions as part of the deal..."Next, voters are supposed to watch as the Ego-in-Chief tries to destroy the world’s best health care system so he and his buddies can run that too."
"Ego-in-Chief" = blatantly loaded language. "World's best health care system"? Tell that to all the uninsured, the people denied care, the people whose "pre-existing conditions" are not covered, and to the many, many studies that rank U.S. health care way down the global totem pole of health care. Note, also, that no real evidence is presented here - not even Sarah Palin's "death panels" malarkey."Raise a stink and you get union thugs pushing you around at town hall meetings, or just outright beating you up. And the news media thinks the protesters are to blame, calling their rallies “nasty” or “unruly.”"
"Union thugs" = make labor the enemy and management the hero. Regular guys are at fault, and the execs have your back. Evoke mob rule when the unions have encouraged member turnout to counter the shout-down underway. Also...sending hollering squads to silence discussion is not the same thing as a "rally." A "rally" by definition is in support of something. The crowds being urged to disrupt these community meetings are the equivalent of sending someone in to play the accordion for the duration of a city council meeting. Sound and fury, signifying nothing. Damn straight it's "unruly" and "nasty." There is no productive impulse in it whatsoever."In one of the most humorous asides to the whole battle, union officials complained they were being intimidated. You got that right. The unions, which are providing big-body, no-brain thugs to bully conservatives, are upset that people don’t take kindly to such intimidation."
Yes. Because, of course, "union people" are mindless hulks who are all-muscle and zero-thought, and conservatives are the thoughtful voice in the discussion. Blatant pandering to stereotypes from many decades ago, a la The Flintstones. Look at video of these town halls and who is asking the thoughtful questions and who is shouting, and then reconsider how these characterizations do or do not apply. It seems pretty clear to me where each group falls on the professor-to-caveman spectrum."In a Huffington Post story that read like it was satire from The Onion, “officials at the Service Employees International Union continued to be deluged with emails and phone calls with ominous undertones.” Maybe some terrified union types can dig up Jimmy Hoffa and ask him about true intimidation."
Again, more stereotyping, bringing up decades-0ld seedy mob/union tales, and also bizarrely coupling them with characterizing these dangerous union operatives as "girly-men." Which is it? Can't have it both ways."Conservatives can’t even organize without their efforts being called “Astroturf,” or phony grassroots, as if MoveOn.org was somehow pure and different. And the protests get ever more hyperbolic treatment by the media every day. MSNBC even links them to what host Rachel Maddow called “the Brooks Brothers riot from Florida 2000” when conservatives protested the Florida recount. That has become the media image of dangerous protest – a bunch of policy wonks chanting loudly. Scary."
Let's see. MoveOn began as an open e-mail discussion group. How much more grassroots can you get? Can, say, the Americans for Prosperity group - founded by an oil magnate - or the FreedomWorks group - founded by the former (R) House Majority leader and corporate lobbyist Dick Armey - claim the purity of the driven snow by comparison? Er...no. Grassroots movements begin organically, not from corporate/industrial interests and agendas. The onus is on today's "astrobirthers" to own and explain their own agendas rather than be the sockpuppets for corporate concerns. Further, I doubt that anyone sane would equate this crowd to "a bunch of policy wonks." And, finally, the "Brooks Brothers riot" terminology pre-dates Rachel Maddow by quite some time. That the writer seems intent on tying the term to her is a testament to the quality and accuracy of Maddow's reportage on the issue."Actual left-wing violence and vandalism get no attention at all. Reuters reported Aug. 6 that animal rights activists burned “down the holiday home of Novartis Chief Executive Daniel Vasella.” Previously, the animal rights psychopaths desecrated Vasella’s parents’ grave “and an urn containing the ashes of his mother [was] stolen.” And no, you didn’t see this monstrous attack on the evening news or pretty much anywhere else. It didn’t involve Michael Jackson or demonizing conservatives. So it didn’t fit the news agenda."
Diversion. Equating anyone and everyone in opposition to the right-wing political agenda with PETA, a narrowly-focused action group opposing a single issue."Jeff Stier, associate director of the American Council on Science and Health, knocked the media for the news blackout. “Where are the breaking news alerts?” he asked. “When there is even a hypothetical risk about some new technology – it makes headlines. But when anti-technology activists actually do harm, they get a free ride.”"
Where and how does "technology," new or old, suddenly make a cameo appearance in this diatribe? Distraction and irrelevance. And do we really think that animal-rights activists are motivated by an aversion to technology as such, or perhaps by the means employed in its advancement?"Stier is too kind. The media are our storytellers. They decide what news we hear and what we don’t and things that make the left look like the loons they are just don’t sit well with the media establishment. So radical left-wing protesters can vandalize, terrorize or intimidate all they want. It’s OK, they’re on the same side."
All I can say about this "they decide what news we hear and what we don't post," coming as it does from a regular contributor to Fox News, is to say that I need to pull on my tall boots ASAP, because the irony and hypocrisy both are hip-deep and rising.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
It looks like Jonathon has his thong in a wad over Glenn Beck's mention of his daughter in a segment about health care.
Beck Exploits His Special Needs Daughter to Further "Euthanasia" Lie and "Nazi" Smear
Reported by Alex - August 12, 2009 - 13 comments
Guest Blogged by Jonathan
I am wondering where these whining hypocrites were while the democrats haul out 11 year old little girls( she was a plant by the way ) at Obama's Town Hall.
And where were they when the democrats almost always drag out children at some function and tell everyone that the Republicans want to kill our children.
Typical stuff for the Hounds. Good little poodles.
p.s. for you News Hounders who may be reading this......FUN BAGS!!!!!
Blackflon | Homepage | 08.12.09 - 6:30 pm | #
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
But I keep forgetting, you are only for free speech when it comes to the left. How about the democrat that spoke up? On, well, I'm sure in your eyes, he was lying too.
Finally, the silent right is tired of bending over, and you are running scared!
Gotta love it.
Anonymous | 08.10.09 - 9:47 am | #
What about DEMOCRAT(sic, MoD) thuggery? SEIU, ACORN, and Obama supporters have violently attacked anyone who doesn't agree with them.
RJL | 08.10.09 - 11:37 am | #
There's plenty of examples of left wing thuggery. The shouting down of the minutemen, ACORN disrupting meetings, conservative speakers getting shouted down and even attacked with pies. This list goes on. Now you whiners are whining about the conservatives. What's going on at these town hall meetings is not un-American. By your standards it's un-American if conservatives do it.
Can't half it only one way.
Anonymous | 08.10.09 - 12:11 pm | #
Rich S | 08.10.09 - 11:33 am | #
Rich, you are calling the MSM right wing? That's rich!
Anonymous | 08.10.09 - 12:20 pm | #
Wow, where did you hear about all this?
Too much time on DailyKOS and Huffington? If you believe what you wrote, someone's been pulling your chain, Bud.
Anonymous | 08.10.09 - 12:32 pm | #
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Once this generation is dead - especially this generation of hate-filled leftists - then, and only then, will the full truth about President Bush come out. Certainly, a flawed man. A sinner, as we all are. A man who made mistakes - but a man who always tried to do the right thing and who wasn’t a slave to polls, as Democrats are. I said we’d miss President Bush, and we do - but his legacy is secure, and the world is a better place for him having been President of the United States.
A hundred years will pass, and Dubya's legacy will be the same as it was when he left office - he'll be remembered as the man who, somehow, made Richard Nixon's demons and problems look like Mother-fucking-Teresa compared to Bush and Cheney. I commend Bush's work in Africa, but he's still the worst president in American history, and nothing is going to change that irrefutable truth.
Noonan even has the stones to add this to the conversation:
Mark Noonan says:
August 9th, 2009 at 6:18 pm
Just a great President - one of our best. A century from now he’ll be rated with Lincoln and Reagan, I think.
Fucking Abraham Lincoln? You're rating Bush Jr. eight years as president right alongside to the man who saved the Union and freed my ancestors from the shackles of slavery?!
What the hell are you smoking? That has got to be some powerful shit!
Read and comment, please. Thanks in advance!
Edit From The Count: Posting this here it is too good. Comment on both sites it is worth it!
Ah, Sarah Palin.
I thought with your departure from the job of Governor of the great state of Alaska, we would no longer have to put up with your incoherent speeches about putting lipstick on a pitbull, or watch you embarrass yourself in front of Katie Couric (though the endless supply of jokes and spot-on impersonations of you from Tina Fey would be missed greatly).
Just as we believed that you were out of our lives, you suddenly jumped right back into ours, only this time you gave us a warning about what the future of Obama's health care bill might entail not only for baby Trig, but for every child who has Down Syndrome.
The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
Besides the fact that the former Governor of Alaska is spouting off the standard right-wing talking points that are trying to kill our chance of revamping a fucked-up system that places money and profit over human life itself for the first time in 15 years, Palin sinks to a brand-new low here.
Mrs. Palin, during your final speech to the people of Alaska, you asked the media to lay off your family, and the family of the newly appointed Governor. And yet, weeks later, you're exploiting your own child to inject fear of the president's health care bill. Your own flesh and blood! Doesn't that bother you in the slightest?
In the immortal words of Thom Yorke: "Hypocrite / Opportunist / Don't infect me with your poison."-Jonathan
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Cubachi @JTlol Does the GOP need any more loser "taking higher road" politicians (McCain) or winning Patton like politicians such as Palin?
Friday, August 7, 2009
MARTIN COUNTY, Texas -- An interesting alibi isn't helping a Florida man avoid child pornography charges.
The man, 48-year-old Keith Griffin of Jensen Beach, told Martin County Sheriff's detectives that his cat was responsible for the hundreds of pornographic images of children found on his computer.
Griffin claims the cat would jump on the keyboard when the computer was left on, resulting in the strange downloads.
Griffin remains in the Martin County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.
The Democrats promise that a government health care system will reduce the cost of health care, but as the economist Thomas Sowell has pointed out, government health care will not reduce the cost; it will simply refuse to pay the cost. And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course. The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's "death panel" so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their "level of productivity in society," whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.
Health care by definition involves life and death decisions. Human rights and human dignity must be at the center of any health care discussion.
I would have a good, long laugh about this if it wasn't for the fact that large no. of Americans believe the nonsense that comes out of the fmr. Alaskan Governor's mouth, along with the other bullshit the GOP has been parroting about the president's healthcare bill.
The people the insurance companies to disrupt town hall meetings are grassroots everyday people but people the unions are sending to keep the peace are goons.
Paying for our representatives to have government health care is fine but we ourselves should not have it.
Government should stay out of health care except medicare.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
This year there are ten nominations for Best Picture, instead of the usual five. This has all the makings of an Oscar-contending picture.
Along with Jackson's The Lovely Bones, also gaining buzz is Scorsese's Shutter Island, Apatow's Funny People, Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock, The Coen Brothers' A Serious Man, Nina Nair's biopic Amelia, Disney/Pixar's Up.....even Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is stirring up some buzz for award season.
The race has begun. Lets see who makes the final cut.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Mark Koldys supports pedophiles like Blackflon. You folks may want to think about the company you keep.
Count Istvan | Homepage | 08.01.09 - 5:03 pm | #
I allowed that msg because if I deleted it there would be no record. And I want a record. Nobody is under any obligation to acknowledge or respond to it.
johnny dollar | Homepage | 08.01.09 - 5:06 pm
Now I do not a war with Koldys. For one thing as I have mentioned he seems to have 2 followers who leave all of his comments. John T. has told there is in fact 3. There is another loser who posts there whose life consists of watching Billo taping Billo, then re-watching Billo on the weekends. I wonder if this isn't our "friend" "Damail" I have no idea why he would want to save the post for the "record" Blackflon is an admitted pedophile Koldy's has admitted he doesn't give a shit about the quality of people he chooses to associate with. That's fine of course. It's his prerogative. But anybody who might think Mark Koldys and his little two bit blog are legitimate might want to think twice when the kind of people that they are conducting business with.
Maybe he is going to sue "Count Istvan" So be it. It's not the first time that has been threatened. And I suspect that this suit will go as far as the one threatened to Count Istvan by Ranger Bob.
One other thing John T. told me he was having trouble posting. Don't know why. You needn't register you can post as name/Id or anonymous. I would ask that if you post anonymously that you would, if you are from newshounds post your name somewhere in the text of your message. Most of the anon posts we get are from Ranger and his alter egos or Butt Boys and as soon as I see anon I am ready to delete.
Late Edit From The Count. Credit John T. Mark Koldys apparently trying to steal a man's wallet.
Thank you John.
CountIstvan @johnnydollar01 Mark why do you allow people to post on your blog who are admitted pedophiles? I can show you the quotes if you would like.
johnnydollar01 @CountIstvan I'd look at your evidence if 1 you could prove it was the same person, B you could prove that the mods didn't alter his msg... about 4 hours ago from Tweetie
johnnydollar01 @CountIstvan ...III. If there was reason to listen to someone who's attacked me w/lies and vulgarities. Even if U satisfy 1 & B, III stands.
@CountIstvan Sorry to have doubted you. Just because there's no proof those are blackflon's posts, and just because..
@CountIstvan and just because none of those posts admits pedophilia, and just because that means you lied to me...how foolish to doubt you!
CountIstvanAnd there you have it. @johnnydollar01 supports pedophiles. keep your kids away from Mark Koldys. people.