From Pew Research Center:
Among mainline Protestants, acceptance of homosexuality stands at 56%, higher than among the total U.S. population (50%).
Barack Obama has long been known for his socialistic convictions and messianic tendencies. That he therefore wants to rule rather than represent and to dictate rather than debate is not hard to understand. And while he may not come right out and say it, he expects us to pledge allegiance to him. He said as much when he told Republican House members just three days after his inauguration that the quicker they quit listening to voices that run counter to his, the better for us all.
The scary news is that our president is a self-aggrandizing anti-capitalist with or without the support of Farrakhan and the Latin communists, and therefore has no problem overseeing a federal government eager to take over more aspects of our everyday lives. For the more Obama co-opts, the more we have to focus on him. And please don’t fail to understand that this includes religion in the United States — especially Christianity.Obama wants his judgments and convictions to be our guide in all spheres of life, even when his judgments run 180 degrees counter to the natural law that guided our Founders or the Bibles that guided the Puritans.
Obama has long been opposed to the traditional values that undergird this nation and has been wise enough to war against those values in the name of those values, thus disorienting those whom he can’t intellectually disarm. For example, when he discusses any of his personal positions that go against the Christian faith, such as his pro-abortion stance, he always makes certain to mention that he’s a Christian in the process. The implication being that Christianity’s chief characteristic is some vague acceptance of all positions as equally valid instead of the orthodox, historical Christian insistence on truth and justice, good and evil.
When it comes to economics, Obama’s mode of operation is similar to that which he uses when talking to religious universities and Christian congregations. Therefore, although he’s only been in office since January 20, 2009, he’s been able to move at a speed that disorients those he can’t convert and has succeeded in the quasi-nationalization of many banks, financial institutions, and the American auto industry. He’s openly setting his sights on our health care system now, which means the Latin American communist leaders who asked Obama to join their war against capitalism should feel encouraged that things are going their way here in the United States.
Of course, Obama always says government bailouts (takeovers) are just temporary and that he only resorts to them as a last-ditch effort to save the economy. But the fact that he has that cheese-eating grin on his face every time he announces more government involvement seems dubious.
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their "right" to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights. Then they turn around and lecture us about our rights and about our "democracy". Pride blind the foolish.
Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different "branches and denominations" were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the "winning" side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another. Their flocks may complain, but when explained that they would be on the "winning" side, their flocks were ever so quick to reject Christ in hopes for earthly power. Even our Holy Orthodox churches are scandalously liberalized in America.
The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more then another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe. (Pravda)
This comes from Russia, a'ight!? They just might know what the hell they're talkin' about.
Wish we had a mainstream media as good as theirs.
"I would hope that a wise white male, with the richness of his experiences, would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latina woman who hasn't lived that life."
"I would hope that a wise Latina woman, with the richness of her experiences, would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
“U.S. English is to Hispanics as the Ku Klux Klan is to blacks.”
“The Race” gives mainstream cover to a poisonous subset of ideological satellites, led by Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA). The late GOP Rep. Charlie Norwood rightly characterized the organization as “a radical racist group . . . one of the most anti-American groups in the country, which has permeated U.S. campuses since the 1960s, and continues its push to carve a racist nation out of the American West.”
“The Race” sponsors militant ethnic nationalist charter schools subsidized by your public tax dollars (at least $8 million in federal education grants). The schools include Aztlan Academy in Tucson, Ariz., the Mexicayotl Academy in Nogales, Ariz., Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School in St. Paul, Minn., and La Academia Semillas del Pueblo in Los Angeles, whose principal inveighed: “We don’t want to drink from a White water fountain, we have our own wells and our natural reservoirs and our way of collecting rain in our aqueducts. We don’t need a White water fountain . . . ultimately the White way, the American way, the neo liberal, capitalist way of life will eventually lead to our own destruction.”
With the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, DEAR LEADER is finally able to destroy the dream of that evil Rethuglikkkan Traitor-to-His-Racetm, Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King foolishly dreamed of judging people by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin. We Progressives PROGS know better: the color of a person’s skin is the only thing by which we must judge a person. Except for the pigment-challenged members of the The Partytm, all white people are, by virtue of their race, evil.
"Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers."Senator Barack Obama
Speaking on his energy policies
San Francisco Chronicle
January 17, 2008
That's a GREAT idea! The economy will bloom like a friggin' flower!
Call me paranoid, but does it seem to anyone else that Big Brother is creeping into literally every aspect of our lives? I know we have a national crisis virtually every ten minutes, and Barry ‘the Messiah’ Obama can easily turn waterboard into whine. But come on!! Does this guy ever sleep? Every day I awaken to a new ‘program’ of the President’s that is going to ‘take care’ of us and ‘protect’ us from some new crisis. And as anyone knows who has been paying attention the past fifty years or so (All right, I’ve only been paying attention the last thirty years, but I read history.)…every new government program costs us each dearly in the form of higher taxes, greater debt and reduces Liberty in the form of new laws, regulations and restricted freedoms.
President Obama, when commenting upon his administration’s first four months, was quoted as saying, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!”
Sadly…I believe him.
Stoned on chope, played and enslaved. When will we get to the waking-the-hell-up part?
Harry Reid told his friends in Las Vegas the other night that, “[T]he best part of Barack Obama is his heart is bigger than any heart in the world.”
This is absolutely true. In fact every part of Big Guy is bigger than just about any other part in the world. So I don't see why everyone is so surprised that his spending is bigger than anyone in the history of the world.
Remember the uproar during the 2004 presidential election about supposed voter disenfranchisement and voter intimidation that allegedly took place in Florida. Reports of blacks being stopped at police roadblocks and turned away from voting places? The Civil Rights Commission as well as numerous media outlets descended on the state in an attempt to validate the rumors. The story remains an urban myth to this day despite the fact that no evidence of any of that taking place was found.
Eric Ostermeier at the University of Minnesota has been parsing 160 polls taken recently in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, and found a surprising result. Despite having elected Barack Obama by wide margins in most of the states, voters in the region have become more conservative over the past two years. Self-identifying conservatives have reached their highest levels in at least four years (Hot Air)
Silencing dissent and criticism is “necessary under the unique circumstances of the stimulus program”...I don't know why anyone would say anything about fascist tendencies in reference to The One!
Remember when the Left took to the streets to declare dissent “patriotic” during wartime? I didn’t have a problem with dissent then, but apparently the Left has a curious definition of “patriotism”. Now, suddenly, the federal government can silence their critics at will, not to protect critical national-security programs or keep from undermining a war effort, but to protect a Democratic president intent on seizing control of private industry across a wide swath of the nation. Suddenly, that kind of dissent threatens America.
...Cheney put his reputation on the line and started turning up on television everywhere to make the case that enhanced interrogation works, even though he secretly knows it doesn’t? And Obama has the smoking-gun memos in his possession and could destroy Cheney at any moment by declassifying them — and yet hasn’t? And Cheney knows that, and yet still he presses on? (Hot Air)
...when it comes to themselves, the left is constitutionally unable to understand or accept the dark side of their own natures with any degree of clarity, let alone honesty.They strive to create Heaven on earth but only ever succeed in creating Hell. Mussolini, Pol Pot, Lenin....they all truly cared about people and wanted to create a paradise. Wonder how well it will work this time with Jugears McMarxist?
The squalid utopian fantasies of socialism, communism--or any variant of Marxism for that matter--appeals primarily to people who refuse to acknowledge their own human imperfections, and hence their own capacity for evil. They don't want to admit it, but those who are drawn to the leftist view of the world, tend to see themselves as superior; above all the boring, ordinary human beings around them; more virtuous, more compassionate, smarter; and of course, much better qualified to decide what's best for lesser beings like you and me....
Conservatism and capitalism are both ideas that have worked amazingly well for one reason: they do not pretend that human nature is something it is not. Leftism of any stripe fails miserably and catastrophically because they routinely pretend that human nature can be changed and perfected.
San Francisco columnist Mark Morford hails Obama a “Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being… who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet… help us evolve.”
This sent me on an inner journey - wondering if people really believe this kind of mumbo-jumbo when it comes to crass US politics. Have the daily niceties of Oprah rotted our brains that much? Or is there something else, possibly less benign, behind such trendy prophecies?
In places like Beverly Hills and Santa Fe, pampered prophets pull out the spiritual card at the first sign of any unmonitored human emotion - usually anger, which they themselves invariably stuff and cover with sinister calm. Express anything less than total satisfaction with the latest Presidential flip-flop on national defense, Michelle Obama’s arms, or that (suspiciously Marxist) five-year cyber-pledge to visualize world peace - and you’ll get this typical, flat response:
“I’m concerned about you. Have you read Eckhart Tolle?”
You mean the guy who alleviates liberal guilt by perpetuating the multicultural myth that the white man (me) is inherently cruel and that Western industrialization is the cancer of the planet? Yes I have - and once was enough. But thanks for caring.
Such compassion. Yet the same enlightened believers who rage against “Catholic guilt” (and sympathize with Muslim rage), who claim that Evangelical Christians hold Washington in their grip, and scream that Mormons keep gays oppressed, are the first to use their own smug, metaphysical superiority as a psychological shiv to bring non-believers, apostates - and anyone not registered as a Democrat - to their knees.
Call it New Age jihad. Since 9/11, the religion of anti-Americanism has been winning hearts, minds, and souls faster than the much-dreaded Christianity or the celebrity cult of Scientology - and it’s keeping neck-in-neck with that poor, misunderstood underdog called Islam. But at least the New Age movement is capitalistic. In fact, it’s ruthlessly profit-driven - a booming cottage industry that thrives on Anglo-guilt as it shamelessly trivializes the indigenous (i.e. Native American) beliefs it pretends to venerate.
In other words, nondenominational self-loathing has become an urban guilty pleasure. Or, as Marianne Williamson put it, “The search for God is a lifestyle decision.”
…the show feels aggressively off-zeitgeist, as if it had been incubated in the early to mid-’90s when it was still possible to find global-warming skeptics among even the reasonable and informed.
(the) Democrats’ attempts to silence all debate by loosely throwing around racism charges was a key ingredient in getting Obama elected. With Obama, we never even got to see his school records (obviously there is something to hide or they would have been released); even asking to see his grades somehow became racist. Let’s not make the same mistake again with Sotomayor.
It's unbelievable that the White House would just release this under the guise of a dispassionate news analysis, claiming their boss did such a wonderful job.
That's the AP's official "analysis."
"But, look, what the president said is that this is going to be hard. It's like opening Pandora's Box. We don't know what's inside the box."
He also said that "to the best of my knowledge" the number of prisoners "who are a real danger who are not able to returned or tried" has "not been established" by the Obama administration.
So he basically just confirmed his predecessor Dick Cheney's analysis that the decision was taken "with little deliberation, and no plan". (Telegraph)
So what do you do when you realize that everything you've ever thought and believed no longer worked for you? Where do you go when the bubble of progressive politics bursts in your face and you're left in the leftist place on earth? It seems that the choices are as follows: either you cling to your beliefs even more zealously and attack anyone who dares to disagree. Or, if you're like me, you embark on a journey of discovery and recovery.
... how hard it was, how disorienting and destabilizing and crazy making it was, when I realized about 1 1/2 years ago that I no longer believed in liberalism. I walked around in a confused state for weeks. Being a Democrat, a liberal, a far left radical from Berkeley was a big part of my identity. So who the heck was I if I weren't a leftist? And what in the world would I do, given that my husband, all my friends, and all my psychotherapist clients were liberal and I would be public enemy #1 if I told anyone? ...
To my disbelief, the more I listened and read, the more these folks made sense.
will likely cost $700 to $1,400 dollars per US family per year.And talk about micro control of the population,
The Democratic bill contains language – a matter initially denied by its authors – that directs federal authorities to regulate hot tubs.
...the usual Obama three-step: (a) excoriate the Bush policy, (b) ostentatiously unveil cosmetic changes, (c) adopt the Bush policy.From NRO:
Except for the introduction of euphemisms and a few new ballyhooed but largely meaningless protocols, there is no longer a Bush-did-it argument. The Patriot Act, wiretaps, e-mail intercepts, military tribunals, Predator drone attacks, Iraq, Afghanistan — and now Guantánamo — are officially no longer part of the demonic Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld nexus, but apparently collective legitimate anti-terrorism measures designed to thwart killers, and by agreement, after years of observance, of great utility in keeping us safe the last eight years.
“The big mistake of Republican leadership is thinking that going through the motions of listening to their ‘base’ is the same thing as actually listening to the base. They keep trying to drag us to where they think we should be instead of joining us where we are.” — Yael
If candidates who believe in small government, fiscal responsibility, a strong military, patriotism, freedom, and traditional values can no longer win elections in the United States, then we’re finished as a great nation.
The rest of it here.
Yup, its them eeeevil greedy republicans that have destroyed our nation! Only Karl Marx...I mean, The Obamunist, can save us!! Kevin Jackson from The Black Sphere, per usual, puts it clearly:
By now you certainly know that Obama will have a scapegoat, and it will be some white Republican man. In the case of the financial industry woes, the scapegoat is "Greed." "Wall Street."
When you hear those terms tossed around so flippantly, you may have a tendency to forget that they are just "words." Nebulous terms meant to conjure up images on of one thing: Rich white Republican men, hell bent on the destruction of the poor. What you won't do however is consider the origin of the fiasco. That's how racist, elitist meddling liberal Democrats want you to think--like "drunk uncles."
I don't blame "Wall Street" for taking advantage of the legislation initiated by fools like Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, legislation then forced on the financial industry by threat of lawsuit by Obama himself (and ACORN). And when the warning bells were sounded by Republicans in the House, they went ignored by Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi…Dodd!
The Democrats would have you forget that in their zeal to "socially engineer"
(particularly black people), they disrupted the free market system—they created this mess. Carter, "the meddlist" decided that in America — everybody should own a house. No Peanut, everybody should have the opportunity to own a house in America . America
I think people should have to work hard to get that house. I was raised by people who had this crazy idea: If you work hard for something, you will try harder to keep it. So if you make a $15,000 down payment on a home, you are less likely to walk away. Compare this with the Democrat approach, where you make the down payment of $15,000—with other people's money.
Of course you won't hear any of this in the MSM. The MSM would have the people that created the problem play our saviors while they continue to make it worse. "You lost a finger? I'll help you! Lemmee chop off your arm!"
There’s something tragic about him too,” Klein said, referring to Krauthammer’s confinement to a wheelchair, the result of a diving accident during his first year of medical school. “His work would have a lot more nuance if he were able to see the situations he’s writing about. (Politico)
For the past eight years we have been listening to the whining about a stolen election, a war for oil, shredding the Constitution, Halliburton Halliburton Halliburton! You would think that now that they own both Houses of Congress and the White House, they should be happy. The economy is in the tank (as we told them would happen, if they ever got control of the government) but yet they still don’t seem to be happy.What's more,
The Tea Parties completely put them over the edge. Apparently we’re not allowed to have protest rallies and we’re not allowed to compare this President to a dictator from a previous era, as was their practice during the last administration. They call us mean and racist and use a sexual profanity too describe our movement. For some reason they seem even less happy, than they were when they were out of power.
Perhaps by forfeiting the last election, we have taken the purpose out of their lives.
...I might be rushing to conclusions though. Maybe being a Democrat doesn’t make it more difficult to be a happy person; rather, people are drawn to the Democrat Party because they are unhappy already.
They know that if the people are kept miserable that they will overwhelmingly vote Democrat. I believe it’s why they really don’t care what damage their economic policies will have on us all. They don’t care if Cap and Trade will put the economy into a death spiral, or if their universal health care will start a declining life expectancy rate for the first time in American History. Because the more the misery, the better it is for them.Worth reading it all. Further schooling on this epidemic mental health problem here.
And for the truly miserable, the only balm is the knowledge that other people are just as miserable as you are. So what better way to find friends than to ensure there is an entire nation of miserables alongside you, living next door in the government provided housing, with equal access to a doctor, authorized to assist your suicide?
there are those who embrace a view that can be summarized in two words: “anything goes.” Their arguments suggest that the ends of fighting terrorism can be used to justify any means, and that the President should have blanket authority to do whatever he wants - provided that it is a President with whom they agree.
...the U.S. "went off course" in fighting terrorism over the past eight years, and said his policies will "better protect" the country against al Qaeda. (Politico)
...taking away the term Islamic from the term "Islamic terrorists" does not diminish the willingness to use violence or the religious hatred that radical Muslims hold for Jews and the United States. What the self-sanitization does is to exonerate Muslim leaders from having to confront the monster in their own communities, monsters that in many cases they helped create. Because it is radical Islamist groups—feigning recognition as civil rights organizations, often with the connivance of news organizations and even government agencies—that have deliberately tried to erase the distinction between moderate Islam and radical Islam. Why? So these groups can tar anyone who criticizes militant Islam as a racist or Islamophobe or as someone trying to portray the U.S. at war with the religion itself.
When initiatives go their way, voters are wise, smart, discerning citizens. When initiatives fail miserably, the electorate is a moronic mob.Check state assembly woman, Karen Bass, goin' off on the stupid proles:
IRS issues scam alert. Warns taxpayers about schemes to get your money and send it overseas, or to people who didn't earn it, or to pay off other pyramid schemes...hey, wait a minute
...I thought Communists were just nonconformists, people who thought differently from rightwing American Puritans - and who, like gays, were punished for their difference.
I knew nothing of the very real history of famine and mass murder in Communist countries around the world. I had no concept of totalitarianism - why would I? - except for a very narcissistic, mythical idea revolving around an imperialistic America that could not tolerate any thought or lifestyle that threatened its healthy, wealthy, post-War image. Unfortunately, this lack of education about world history - and American history - is still very prevalent today.
Same thing happened to me:
...after 9/11 I really began to view things differently, I started evolving. You could call it growing up. I could no longer just spout the party line that everything was America's fault, and leave it at that. That's a convenient excuse people use to dismiss unpleasant reality and get on with their day. That just didn't cut it for me anymore. Meanwhile, the attitude among most people I knew was increasingly self-hating - terrorism was entirely our fault, Bush's fault, and the jihad was somehow justified. Friends would make gloating jokes when Americans were beheaded, as if to say, "See what an idiot Bush is." But no one seemed to care about the people whose heads were actually sawed off.
On Gay culture:
...I do think the gay community in America is kind of stuck.... It's almost as if the gay community, which is generally affluent, doesn't know how to do anything but play victim....
the gay community rarely gives society at large any credit for how far it has come in accepting us. Some gay activists I know continue to treat their straight friends and acquaintances as if they're a bunch of backward, knuckle-dragging ingrates. It's very patronizing. Personally, I think it's time for the gays to take stock of how much they have gained over the past forty years - which is to say almost all the same rights as heterosexuals - and try a new tack.
An effort needs to be made at this point to make friends with our fellow Americans, stop the us-against-them attitude, and show some mutual respect. Because we all need to work together. Yes, gay couples in The Netherlands may have full marriage rights already - but they also have hostile Islamic immigrants to contend with, who, from what I have read, are starting to destroy what was once considered a gay paradise. So if we are to keep advancing, and living the lives we want, we need allies here at home. I'm tired of the complaining. I want to see gays show a little more generosity towards their fellow Americans. Because they - we - are not the enemy. And this no time for confusion about that. There are imams in mosques all over the place - in Nigeria, in the UK, even in Canada - who regularly call for the death and beheading of homosexuals. But for whatever reason, the gay community here in America seems to take no offense. This is a growing problem that really needs to be addressed, because everyday it gets a little closer.
Damn, this guy is great.
...the maxim of the typical lefty:
if you think globally, you can screw everyone else locally.
Those grand ideals - evident in greater concern for the world - always disappear when it's closer to home, where it matters most. Anyone who has ever had a lefty roommate knows this: he will protest against greed, but he won`t pony up for the groceries. He will rail against injustice, but he will never clean the bathroom - which is a real injustice.
Children as young as seven are being recruited by councils to act as 'citizen snoopers', the Daily Mail can reveal.
The 'environment volunteers' will report on litter louts, noisy neighbours - and even families putting their rubbish out on the wrong day.
There are currently almost 9,000 people signed up to the schemes. More are likely to be recruited in the coming months. (Daily Mail)
I believe that marriage is a unique institution that should be limited to one man and one woman per marriage. However, I also believe that consenting adults should be able to do what they want to do (although I deeply oppose the exhibitionist desires so prevalent in the gay community to do it on the streets, at such venues as the Dore Alley Fair or the Folsom Street Fair), and that two loving hearts should be able to join together without shame.
I fully support civil unions, which would grant to gay couples all of the legal rights currently extended to straight couples, and I believe those unions should be recognized from one state to another. Just don’t call it marriage. Keeping that distinction also ensures that such institutions as the Catholic Church won’t be sued for refusing to marry gay couples, something that would be a civil right if gay marriages were legalized, but that would violate fundamental church doctrine.
I don’t want schools to teach that gays or lesbians are bad or should be insulted or avoided. I pretty much want the school to be silent on the topic when it comes to the little kids. Teachers should be militant in ensuring that “gay” is not used as an insult and that feminine boys and masculine girls are not teased or bullied. Respect for all children should be the byword in every school. But I truly do not believe that it is the schools’ responsibility to suggest that homosexuality is just as easy a path as heterosexuality, because it’s not.
All of us have gay and lesbian friends and family members whom we love and respect. If our children turn out to be gay or lesbian, we will love them regardless. But to the extent that the gay and lesbian life is a tough road to hoe, it’s not what we wish for our children and we don’t believe public schools should be pretending that it’s all beer and skittles.
THIS is the kind of thing that is attacked. Sounds more like a compassionate person that simply disagrees with the far gay left to me.
I used to be what I thought was a liberal. If, at the time, anyone had asked me to explain myself, I would have said that I opposed Jim Crow laws, that I believed workers were entitled to make a decent wage and work in a safe environment, and that American citizens shouldn’t be discriminated against because of their race, religion or national origin.
I quit being a liberal because I didn’t believe that members of particular minority groups deserved advantages denied to others; that illegal aliens weren’t entitled to anything but a swift kick to the backside; that being a devout Christian didn’t make you a bad person; and that capitalism was a system that worked, while socialism not only didn’t work, but, wherever it was tried, turned into a tyranny.
I honestly don’t know why there are so many liberals today and I certainly can’t imagine why they have such a lousy agenda. I have come up with a theory, however. Here in California, roughly 30 years ago, because of budget cuts, a great many people were released from insane asylums. They wound up living in the streets, which explains the large number of homeless people, even though Democrats would have you believe that those are normal people who simply lost their jobs along the way.
Even after the state became more solvent, it became almost impossible to get these poor souls back into institutions where they could be fed, clothed and given their meds, because the ACLU lawyers fought for their inalienable right to starve, freeze and use the sidewalks of your city as their combination bedroom, living room and bathroom.Inevitably, they also got to vote....
I have to suspect that a similar scenario took place all over the country. How else to explain that two-thirds of Americans actually believe that Barack Obama’s policies will save our economy? I’m not even a Christian, but I find it bizarre that people who pooh-pooh the idea that Christ raised the dead or walked on water are totally convinced that a guy who’s tossing trillions of dollars into the air is a financial miracle worker. Talk about blind faith! ...
If liberals aren’t simply insane, they surely must be hypocrites. Why else would they insist that spending eight years bashing President Bush and comparing him, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, to the Nazi High Command was patriotic, but merely questioning President Obama’s qualifications, judgment and policies, makes one a racist?
It’s always amazing listening to people who believe you must adhere to a set of standards when fighting an enemy who refuses to believe standards exist. Our enemy - who beheads the innocent, flings acid into the faces of children, and flies planes into buildings - must relish this endless opera of handwringing - for they know a worried adversary is a weakened one.
Lets get this straight: implementing enhanced interrogation techniques is not immoral. What’s immoral is not doing everything possible to prevent an enemy from killing the people you love. That one rule overrules everything - making the actions you take toward that enemy supremely moral - whether the acts involve waterboarding, sleep deprivation, playing loud music, or watching David Shuster.
The idea that waterboarding is evil really stems from certain folks feeling awkward when asked about it at Brentwood cocktail parties. And that’s the truly immoral element in this ridiculous debate: if saving face means more than saving lives, then we’re totally screwed. I’d rather live in a country that’s despised for waterboarding two asshats, than a well-liked one with craters for cities. The desire for popularity is really at the heart of this: and it’s a far worse moral crime than anything done with a rag and bucket of water.
He's right. Per usual, the positions on the left generally have more to do with painting them selves as holy enlightened love children that are better and more highly evolved then everyone else, than actually getting their hands dirty and dealing with ALL of the world- good as well as bad. I can't tell you how many times I hear from them that the mere belief in the existence of evil is....well, evil. That is just too much to make room for in their deluded Happy Gumdrop Land.
How safe do you feel with people running the country who deny the entirety of the human world?
Also in the Times, Gail Collins weighed in on the already-tired yokelism of the new commander in chief. “What we’re getting is Wasilla chic. That’s what we’re getting. She arrives in the Oval Office, and first thing sends back Blair’s gift of the Churchill bust as if it’s a once-worn Penney’s outfit. Then she gives the Brits some unwatchable DVDs as a booby prize — as if she idled the old Yukon and ran into Target’s sale aisle. Did Sarah send Bristol into Wal-Mart back in Anchorage for that ‘engraved’ iPod for the queen? And what’s this don’t-bow-to-the-queen stuff, but curtsy for a Saudi sheik? Maybe that explains why she brags to Stephanopoulos about her ‘Muslim faith.’ So far, the best things going for her are Todd’s biceps.”…
“Pretty crude, pretty petty,” Sally Quinn sighed in the Washington Post. “No manners at all. Does our new mom in chief think it’s neat to laugh when her court jester at the correspondents’ dinner calls Michael Moore a traitor and a terrorist — and hopes he dies of kidney failure? Is that funny? Ask those on dialysis. Is that what Alaskan hockey moms do — scream out at every talk-show host who hurts their itty-bitty feelings? Limbaugh, Hannity — who will it will be next? Poor old Jim Cramer?”
Kinda puts things in perspective, don't it?
...It is one thing to cherish idealistic beliefs, possess a kindly disposition, and maintain an attitude of humanistic tolerance; it is quite another to project those thoughts and feelings onto people who glorify religious murder and suicide, and then delude yourself into believing that by doing so the impulse to commit such evil acts will disappear.They are like posturing peacocks who strut around acting like they are little gods and goddesses, oblivious to the fact that others perceive them as fools and clowns (Pelosi and Reid come to mind). As for the peacock-in-chief, the broader public have not yet caught onto his tenuous relationship with truth and reality because they are besotted with his rhetoric and they want to believe in his godliness so very much in these troubled times.
At the heart of the denial that afflicts people like (this) is fear. They are afraid to believe that there are people in the world who embrace evil over good and death over life. Like many people in denial, (they) find it far more comforting to believe that everyone is just like him -- basically well intentioned and occasionally misguided. However, (they are) wrong -- just as wrong as wrong can be -- and the whole of human history stands as witness to (this) error. (American Thinker)...