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The trials, tribulations and distortions of the Mainstream Media

PJ Media: “Why Liberals Really, Really Hate Us”

Here’s another writer who calls leftists ‘liberals’. It seems to be a hard habit to break. But he has a point. They hate us because they do stupid things, we know they are stupid, and they know we know.

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In short, we laugh at them. And for good reason.

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They really, really hate us. George Orwell wrote a morning “Two Minutes Hate” session into the daily life of his dystopia in 1984. One blogger notes that 2,000 of Rachel Maddow’s facebook fans wished that Ted Cruz would fall into an open elevator shaft. What would he have made of the hyperventilating hatred that liberals display against conservatives? Over at National Review, Katherine Timpf reports on a hate manifesto published by the chair of University of Michigan’s Department of Communications. Republicans “crafted a political identity that rests on a complete repudiation of the idea that the opposing party and its followers have any legitimacy at all,” wrote Prof. Susan Douglas, ““So now we hate them back,” she explains. “And with good reason.”

In fact, they have their reasons to hate us. They are being silly. We know they are being silly, and they know we know, and they can’t stand it. It isn’t quite how we repudiate the idea that the opposing party has any legitimacy at all. But we can’t stop giggling.”

But there is more to it than that, I think. Leftists hate because they cannot love. Everything in their world leads to victimhood. Every failure is someone else’s fault, never the one who fails. That kind of mindset leads to anger and resentment. It prevents happiness. Ask a leftist about a Norman Roclwell painting. He/she/it will tell you that American life is not like that. It’s ugly.

Perhaps it is to them but millions of Americans strive for and achieve a life that looks like what Rockwell saw. Many of us are happy with our lives, or nearly so.

That drives the left nuts.

Both happiness and resentment are states of mind that people choose for themselves. The left believes Utopia is attainable but we’re not there yet – and that needs to change. The rest of the country doesn’t choose to take offense if someone shorter asks us to reach something on the top shelf of Target for them. We see it as an opportunity to help someone. It’s sort of like opening a door and allowing the other person to enter first. The act of helping someone makes us feel good. We choose to do it. We like it.

There are places like this little blog where we point fingers at people doing stupid things to themselves and chuckle. That is perhaps the most painful thing we could do to them.

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Deceiving Headline At Washington Post

Here is the headline:

“From moderate Democrats to white Evangelicals, nearly every demographic group believes torture can be justified”

There are two parts of this headline. The first part tells us that it is only those people who agree, at least partly, with conservatives who believe torture can be justified.

From moderate Democrats to white Evangelicals,”

The second part says something completely different: “… nearly every demographic group believes torture can be justified.”

The writer, Emily Badger, goes on to try to convince you that liberal Democrats care more, but then she gives us the results of the poll.

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Emily Badger

Emily Badger

As a result, we can see that young people, aged 18-29 approve of ‘Torture’ far more than conservative republicans, 46% to 40%. It also tells us that people in southern states and northeastern states agree, at 43%.

Ms. Badger has an agenda. She has discovered this poll and is trying to spin it so it seems to support her views. She is not a news presenter. She is an opinion writer like I am. She is listed as a reporter. She is actually something else.

It is interesting that she doesn’t even try to address the question of what constitutes torture. She Assumes that her readers will agree with her that enhanced interrogation methods and torture are the same.

She’s a hack.

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‘Tis The Season

The miracle of Chanukah Explained by Jim from Muzzlebrake.com

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Politico: “In new interview, Obamas recall personal racial slights”

AP Photo

AP Photo

The first two paragraphs of the Politico article are these:

Barack and Michelle Obama are sharing their own personal experiences with racial prejudice, saying they’ve been mistaken for valet drivers and Target employees — the latter even occurring during their time at the White House.

“The only person who came up to me in the [Target] store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her,” Michelle Obama told People magazine, recalling a trip she made to Target, according to excerpts released Wednesday.”

Yep. Definitely racist. The poor baby did not get recognized as the queen.

But, but, but, is it possible that it was caused by the fact that she dressed down to hide her identity?

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Could be.

Update:

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“BREAKING: Obama To Start Talks With Cuba To Establish Full Diplomatic Relations, Open Embassy”

This may not be a bad thing. It may save some Cuban lives by improving conditions there.

Cuba was once a great place for Americans to party. They had casinos, hookers, dog tracks, Jai Alai, and Bacardi rum. Now we have all that stuff. They may have to come up with a new schtick to lure American tourists.

Maybe it’ll be their excellent health care.

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From Weasel Zippers:

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This Is A Thing: “Fire John Boehner As Speaker”

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Actually, it has been building for a few days. No crescendo yet but the web is filled with more every day.

Erick Erickson at Red State has finally pulled his head out of – ahem – the sand with an audible ‘Pop!’. He has posted a piece there titled, “House Conservatives Have the Power and Should Depose Speaker John Boehner”. He says that there are enough conservatives in the house to prevent him from being reelected. You know that the House will be selecting their Speaker right after the first of the year. John Boehner is the presumptive winner because he is there and has been reelected.

Erickson, however, says that he can e stopped.

The vote on whether Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)N/A will be Speaker will occur in January, and 30 conservative House members can deny him re-election. It will be an actual public vote—not a behind-the-scenes, paper ballot vote. Although many would have you believe otherwise, Boehner has not yet been elected Speaker for the new term. House Republicans elected him as their nominee for Speaker in November, but the full House of Representatives needs to vote on his nomination in January.

House conservatives must summon the courage to oppose Boehner’s nomination on the floor in January.”

I have heard this kind of talk before from conservatives and libertarians. It has always been just that – talk. This time is probably no exception. The prospect of trying, unsuccessfully, to oust Boehner must be terrifying to members of the people’s house. Imagine the damage he could do to them if they opposed him and he was still reelected. Boehner is perfectly capable of retribution. And politicians have never been known for their bravery.

There has been some talk about who would replace Boehner as Speaker. That’s all premature. The likelihood is that John Boehner will be Speaker of the House for the foreseeable future.

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I Gotta Get One

South Bend Uniform Company
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South Bend Uniform Company sells ‘Breathe Easy Don’t Break The Law’ shirts

The shirts are designed as a statement of support for law enforcement in response to the popular “I Can’t Breathe” shirts worn by professional and college athletes.”

The South Bend Uniform Company is selling shirts with the slogal "Breath Easy Don't Break The Law" to show support for law enforcement. (Photo supplied / South Bend Uniform Company)

The South Bend Uniform Company is selling shirts with the slogal “Breath Easy Don’t Break The Law” to show support for law enforcement. (Photo supplied / South Bend Uniform Company)

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Caption This

I’ll start it out with a couple:

“Whaddaya think? Will Hillary like this under the tree?”

“I didn’t know humidors came in colors.”

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NYC Mayor DeBlasio Further Alienates NY Police

A few days ago we pointed out that New York police are telling the Mayor to stay away from police funerals. We observed that hizzoner has been disrespecting the police. Now we find that this was not an isolated incident. DeBlasio continues to side with violent protesters even when they injure cops.

He better watch his back.

Young, stoned DeBlasio

Young, stoned DeBlasio

Mayor de Blasio has again spit in the face of city cops — using the word “allegedly’’ to describe the vicious mob attack on two NYPD lieutenants, outraged police reps said Sunday.

Bending over backward to praise the city’s anti-cop protesters for their “peaceful’’ behavior — even as some chanted on Saturday night, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” — the mayor said the attack was “an incident . . . in which a small group of protesters allegedly assaulted some members of the NYPD.”

“When cops are the accused, the word ‘alleged’ never enters into the discussion,” fumed Michael Palladino, president of the NYPD Detectives’ Endowment Association.

Ed Mullins of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, called de Blasio a “total nincompoop” for his handling of the situation.

“His actions are contributing to the injuries that are being received by the NYPD,” Mullins said.”

Read more at JWF

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What Do You Do When Your Home Is Burgled and You Spot The Burglars?

The Wyatt’s know. They stopped the burglars and held them for police. And it was all recorded by a TV News crew.

An Alabama family that had fallen victim to a home burglary last week happened to spot the suspected intruders Sunday as they drove down the street — and they didn’t let them escape.

According to WBRC-TV, the Wyatts happen to spot the three intruders as they drove down a neighborhood road after committing yet another break-in robbery at different house.

As soon as they caught a glimpse of the crooks, the family followed their vehicle, stopped them and held them at gunpoint until police arrived on the scene.”

WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Surveillance footage captured the suspects breaking into the Wyatt family home this weekend. The three creeps stole two TVs and even several Christmas presents — including gifts for the family’s 1-year-old son.

Surveillance footage captured the suspects breaking into the Wyatt family home this weekend. The three creeps stole two TVs and even several Christmas presents — including gifts for the family’s 1-year-old son.

Read more at Top Right News

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Cop Screwed Up. Man Died. Police Chief Supports Cop.

At the least this could have been a learning experience.

They said the woman was hysterical. She was. Justifiably so.

Casey Kressin

Casey Kressin

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – The moments leading up to the death of a Jim Falls man have been released on dash cam.

29-year-old Casey Kressin died a week and a half ago after suffering a severe asthma attack, when the vehicle he was in was stopped by a Chippewa Falls police officer.

The video is extremely tough to watch; showing minutes that feel like hours passing before an ambulance finally arrives to pick him up.

Kressin’s girlfriend was rushing him to the hospital, as he was suffering from a severe asthma attack. That’s when police pulled them over. Where the vehicle is stopped is just is less than three miles from the hospital. From the time they’re pulled over, it takes more than six minutes for the ambulance to arrive. Police say Kressin became unresponsive at that time and was pronounced dead at Saint Joseph’s Hospital.”

WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

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‘Wanderers’ Describes The Lust Men Have For The New, The Unexplored

This is a short film; about four minutes. It’s best watched full screen. There is more about it at the Wanderers website.

There is no message. It is more descriptive about mankind and it’s joy in discovery.

I will watch it again.

Tip O’The hat to Peter

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Mike Vanderboegh Speaks At Washington Anti I-594 Rally

Vanderboegh is the founder of the three-percent movement. He is one of the people who broke the story on Fast and Furious.

Vanderboegh blogs daily at Sipsey Street Irregulars.

He is dying of cancer but he gives a powerful speech.

Read more at Captain’s Journal

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“We Really Don’t Want Whites At Our ‘Millions March’

Apparently it’s just for black people. The organizers have special restrictions that apply to white protesters.

Ah, the togetherness is something, isn’t it? Racial harmony reigns.

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Read more here.

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‘Arkansas Badonkadonk’ Stand With Hillary Part 2

Remy does Big and Rich.

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Thirty Pieces Of Silver

House Speaker John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner

From Day By Day Cartoon

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Long Island Woman Collects $1.12 Million For Being A ‘Tea Bagger’

This woman was abused by a pissant cop. He freaked out when he saw she had an ‘Evil Black Gun’, even though she owned it legally. He over reacted and got his department sued. She made a federal case of it and won.

Let this be a lesson to us all.

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A Long Island federal jury rewarded Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, $1.12 million in compensatory damages after being arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at a Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. Genovese intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a “Teabagger.”

From The New York Post:

Southhampton cops searched her and found a legally owned rifle that she was transporting from a nearby rifle range. She contends a deputy sheriff arrived on the scene later and said to her, “I bet you are one of those Tea Party people.” When Genovese said she’s gone to Tea Party rallies, he allegedly said, “You’re a real right-winger, aren’t you?” and “You are a ‘Teabagger’” and then added that she’d be arrested for terrorism to make an example of other “right wingers.”

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NYC Protesters Chant For Dead Cops

“What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!”

They called it the ‘Millions March’ but it looks more like the ‘Dozens March’ or maybe the ‘Hundreds March’. From Weasel Zippers:

In case you make any mistake as to their ideology, they let you know their true purpose, launching into a well-practiced rousing chant of “A, Anti, Anti-capitalista!”.

Media has failed to report that most of the organizers behind these marches are radical groups such as Rev Com, the Revolutionary Communist party, as well as Occupy and Answer Coalition. Most of these groups have very small numbers that travel from city to city to make it appear like there are more. Numbers today were buttressed with union members, such as the UAW.”

In case you were wondering who organized the 'Protest', note the T-shirts

In case you were wondering who organized the ‘Protest’, note the T-shirts

And here is that great news source, CNN’s reaction. They support the demand for dead cops.

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“CIA Enhanced Interrogation Program Architect Says Democrats Using Report to Gain More Control Over CIA”

This is an outtake. The entire 25 minute long Vice News interview is here.

I think it’s the Democrats want to rewrite history partially because giving the CIA a black eye would maybe give them more control over the CIA’s budget and more control over, you know, more Senate oversight,” Dr. James Mitchell told VICE News. “Well, the problem with that is you can’t trust Congress to get anything done.”

“I don’t want them fighting the war on terror. I don’t want them making decisions about that.”

Dr. Mitchell is considered by many to be the architect of the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program which has recently come under fire after a report from the Senate Democrats.”

More at the Washington Free Beacon

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NYC Cops Are Not Walking Out On DeBlasio – Yet – But…

… They are telling him to stay away from police funerals.

From the New York Post: Cops tell de Blasio: Stay away from our funerals:

NYC Mayor DeBlasio

NYC Mayor DeBlasio

A week or so ago we suggested that NYC police walk out because of the way their mayor disrespected them. No one has yet walked out but they are making their displeasure with hizzoner known.

Cops are warning Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa ​Mark-​Viverito to stay away from their funerals should they be ​killed in the line of duty.
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association distributed a flier to members, blaring: “DON’T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE!” Cops were encouraged to sign and submit the “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” waiver to ban the cop-bashing pols from their funerals.”

They have even designed a form letter that officers can use:

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Good for them.

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Made Me Laugh Out Loud

The Daily Show sends Jordan Klepper out to investigate why Mary’s Gourmet Diner gives a discount to patrons who pray. Atheists don’t like that they don’t get the discount.

Klepper says the atheist is just being a d*ck.

Klepper spoke with the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s co-President Dan Barker about the group’s issue with Mary’s Gourmet Diner, a small business whose owner, Mary Haglund offers 15 percent discounts for customers who pray before meals. Klepper asked Barker why didn’t he just fake pray to get the discount, but Barker insisted it would be against his beliefs to do so. Klepper mocked, “Well what’s going to happen if you’re a hypocrite atheist? You going to go to ‘not-Hell?’”

Language warning, I guess. They did bleep out the swearing.

More at News Busters

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South Dakota Says, “Don’t Jerk And Drive”

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Bill Whittle: “Progressives Are The New Barbarians”

Whittle makes an excellent case against Progressives here. He shows us that they are not interested in truth or justice. They are willing to destroy other’s lives to advance their agenda.

His stuff gets better all the time. This is one of his best.

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Cruz, Lee, Sessions Display Leadership

Cruz and Lee depart the Senate floor after their speeches before the night-time budget vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Jeff Sessions are pushing for a vote to defund President Obama’s executive amnesty in the “Cromnibus” spending bill Friday night, The Daily Caller has learned.

The trio of conservative senators is hoping to get the defund vote onto the Senate floor as a “point of order,” which would force a procedural vote on the issue without Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid having to introduce it.

The senators are pushing hard on Capitol Hill for the measure as of early Friday afternoon. If successful, the vote would take place late Friday night, after planned deliberations on the defense budget.”

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“Georgia Man Killed in Drug Raid Was Face Down When Shot in Head, Says Family’s Lawyer”

A SWAT Raid on an innocent man’s house was generated by a tip from a meth head who had stolen the man’s car. The SWAT team performed a no-knock raid on his house and killed him. Evidence shows that they shot him in the back after he was down.

If Hooks’ home was invaded and he was killed based on a tip from a meth head, no one is safe in their home.

What should be done with the cops who did this? How about their superiors who sent them on the no-knock raid?

David Hooks, the Georgia man killed in a SWAT raid on his East Dublin home in September, was shot in the head and back while face down on the ground, according to his family’s attorney, Mitchell Shook, who cited EMS and hospital records as evidence.

As reported by WMEZ-TV. There is an auto-start video at this link.

“One was to the side of the head, the other, was in his back, the back of his left shoulder, based on the evidence we see, we believe that David Hooks was face down on the ground when he received those last two shots,” says Shook.”

Read more at Reason.com

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