Double shot QotD!
“‘Hate speech’ is a made-up term used to justify censorship. It’s an un-American idea, used by anti-American people. It’s a marker for fascism.” — Glenn Reynolds
“I think the notion that we should treat pole dancing like constitutionally protected free speech while we try to ban actual political speech is just one of the loopiest manifestations of our popular confusion over the First Amendment.” — Jonah Goldberg
Both of these statements refer to what I have often said. The progressive left really doesn’t like the concept of Free Speech. They want to make any speech they disagree with illegal. They use Orwell’s 1984 as a training manual, instead of the warning it was meant to be.
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Culture of Corruption, Free Speech, Our Dear Leader, Politics, Progressives, Taxes, Tea Party
First off is a case of far left extremist (in this case a “social justice warrior”) putting up “Whites Only” stickers around Austin, TX. He did to show how conservatives are “racists” and stuff. All too often, cases of “hate crimes” like this are perpetrated by “progressives” in order to make reality match their extremist agenda. HT to Leslie Bates for this one.
Next, the “most transparent administration ever” has announced that the IRS isn’t going to release any documents concerning their well documented targeting of conservative political groups. In Obamamerica, the Freedom of Speech protections of the First Amendment only applies to speech our Dear Leader approves of.
The National Review points out that the Obama administration and Congressional democrats “are practically praying for a Christian terrorist.” They keep turning up to be Muslims though…
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Free Speech, Media Bias, Our Dear Leader, Politics, Taxes, Tea Party
Reality can crack the leftist spin central of HuffPo every once in rare while. Former MA congresscritter and far left extremist (yes, I’m being redundant) Barney Frank is shocked to discover that our Dear Leader lied to the American People.
Nobody should be shocked to find out that Lois Lerner, of the Obama IRS department, who deliberately, and illegally, targeted conservative groups for unwarranted IRS investigations in order to deny them their constitutional first amendment rights, called those she targeted “crazies” and “a–holes.” What is even less shocking is that the so-called “mainstream” media doesn’t care.
Texas democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee lied to the American people on the floor of congress. OK, to be fair, given her track record of underwhelming intellectual performance, she may have just not remembered that she was the co-sponsor of a bill to impeach President George W. Bush, that the democrats in the House passed.
On the international front, Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships amid regional tension. To put it more bluntly, the Japanese government is giving something other than a twitter hash tag to Communist China. By doing so, Japan demonstrates that it has more balls than Barack Hussein Obama, who is mostly phoning it in these days.
Going back to the domestic front, is it a real ‘crisis’ or merely a leftist talking point the democrats can use to steal money from the gullible rubes who wouldn’t recognize real science even it gave them frost bite.
Truesbury, a “…satiric re-imagining of Doonesbury as it would be if the Washington Post and G.D. Trudeau had as much fire in the belly for illuminating the transgressions of a Democrat White House as they did for one run by the GOP.”
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Obamaspeak, Our Dear Leader, Politics
Setting the way back machine to 2008 for this quote from the recently elected US Senator Barack Hussein Obama:
“No one should get a free pass to violate the basic civil liberties of the American people – not the President of the United States, and not the telecommunications companies that fell in line with his warrantless surveillance program. We have to make clear the lines that cannot be crossed.”
Ya, he was lying when he said that. That is pretty consistent with just about everything else he has said.
While DHS Was Patrolling Tea Party Rallies – 266 Dangerous Foreign Nationals Went Missing. That’s right, armed federal agents, wearing DHS uniforms arrived in DHS marked vehicles to monitor a Tea Party demonstration. Despite leftist fantasies to the contrary, Tea Party rallies are remarkably peaceful. The only incident of violence at a Tea Party demonstration was four purple shirted SEIU thugs beating up a black man for daring to stray off the liberal plantation an attend a Tea Party rally. Yet the Obama Regime found it necessary to send armed Department of Homeland Security to “monitor” a Tea Party rally. I guess our Dear Leader thinks people who read the Constitution and want the government accountable to the citizens are his enemy.
Speak of the President’s enemies and how he deals with them, Top IRS Goon Who Wrote Threatening Letters to Conservatives Is Promoted.
Despite leftists telling you repeatedly that this doesn’t happen, Obama Supporter Found Guilty Of Multiple Counts Of Voter Fraud In Ohio.
Obama’s new Secretary of State, John Kerry is handing another $4 billion to the terrorists running the Palestinian territories
Democratic Party Communications Director Brad Woodhouse has declared the journalists will “lose their rights” if they refuse to meet with Obama AG, and perjurer, Eric Holder. The left never has been a fan of the First Amendment.
Speaking of Watergate type crimes, a democrat has admitted to bugging Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell’s office.
On the subject of President Obama punishing his enemies, the Obama Administration CUTS HOT MEALS for Troops Serving in Afghanistan.
Seriously, why does the left uniformly try to silence anyone who dares to disagree with them?
Latest example, democrat Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, who wants conservative voices removed from the public airways.
Just why are those on the left afraid of the free and open exchange of ideas? Is it because they know their policies would not survive in a truly open and honest exchange of ideas?
Filed under: Free Speech, Politics, When democrats attack
This is not an isolated incident.
Filed under: American History, Monday Book Pick, Politics, Tea Party
This book cover the history of the early Tea Parties in 2009 and provides information on how to “brew your own.” Bonus: Forward by Michelle Malkin!
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Free Speech, Our Dear Leader, Politics
Kudos to the White House Press Pool for standing up on their hind legs and saying “NO” to the Obama Administration’s attempts to subvert the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
Team Lightbringer tried to ban the Fox News reporter from participating in a standard Press Pool event. The other television news organizations in the pool (CNN/ABC/NBC/CBS) refused to be a part of this and would not proceed unless the entire Press Pool was part of the interview.
Allahpundit points out the disgusting level of hypocrisy shown by the Obama White House:
Decide for yourself what the most disgraceful aspect of this is. Was it the fact that Gibbs told Jake Tapper explicitly on Monday that the White House wouldn’t try to dictate to the press pool who should and shouldn’t be included — before doing precisely that? Was it Anita Dunn going out of her way to say she respects Major Garrett as a fair reporter — before the administration decided he didn’t deserve a crack here at Feinberg? Or was it the repeated insistence by Dunn and Axelrod that of course the administration will make its officials available to Fox — before pulling the plug today?
A free and unfettered press is a key element of a functional constitutional republic. A fact that too many so-called “liberals” are sadly all to willing to ignore as long as their political enemies are the ones be oppressed.
It is also very disturbing to see the President of the United States to be more concerned with his “War” on those in the news media who dare to not march in lockstep with his agenda than the war Islamofascists have declared on America.
Filed under: Free Speech, Global War on Islamofascism, Media Bias, Our Dear Leader, Politics
Now he is taking a page out of former President Richard M. Nixon’s book of really bad things to do, and starting an “Enemies List” of American journalists.
This action raises this important question, “What does Barack Hussein Obama and his administration have against the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America?”
Let’s review the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
It is widely excepted that the free speech and press clause is focused on “Political” topics. The American people have to be able to freely report on and discuss their government and the effects on them, in order to maintain a free society.
Team Lightbringer doesn’t seem to be on board with this concept. The Obama White House, through it’s official spokesmen, have publicly attacked members of the American News Media, and public figures, who have published stories that the Obama administration doesn’t like.
What happened to the classic liberals who stated, “I do not agree with what you are saying, but I’ll defend your right to say it”? They seemed to have been replaced with thin skinned leftists who viciously attack anyone who dares to disagree with their agenda.
Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one –
Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.
Tapper: But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are “not a news organization.” How are they any different from, say –
Gibbs: ABC –
Tapper: ABC. MSNBC. Univision. I mean how are they any different?
What is this White House afraid of? A news organization that points out that Obama has admitted Communists and supporters of pedophilia working for him? Aren’t those actual facts that the American people should be aware of? Doesn’t the American people have a right to know just which health insurance officials are in those secret meetings with Joe Biden?
Just to add to the stench of Obama’s “Enemies List” is the flat out hypocrisy of Team Lightbringer. The White House talking Head Gibby specifically singled out two of Fox News’ opinion format hosts, Beck and Hannity, as the reason for the Obama White House War on Fox News (which they are spending more time and effort than the war against Islamofascism being fought in Afghanistan) at the same time they are bringing in MSNBC’s hate mongers Olbermann & Maddow, who are clearly lapdogs of the Obama Administration, in for private briefings.