Quote of the Day

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.

Round Up Post

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…

A leftist gets mugged by reality

I’ve often said that reality is not a strong point of the left.  Their narrative is much more important to them than actual facts.

This refusal to accept reality can produce painful results.  Today’s example (by way of Moe Lane & the Instapundit)

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It was pointed out, repeatedly, by people who actually read the so-called “Affordable Care Act”, that it was a disaster waiting to happen.  People were going to lose coverage, prices would go up, and access to actual affordable health care would decline.

Rather than face these facts that inconveniently disagreed with their socialist narrative, the collective left called those who actually read the bill, “racists,” which was certainly easier than reading the bill for themselves.

Now, not only does this leftist idiot not have health care coverage, she is going to get fined by the government she helped to elect, for not having it.  In addition, she inflicted this disaster of a law on millions of Americans who didn’t want it.

Two key democrat voting demographics

With the mid-term elections coming fast (Tuesday, except if you are Progressive, then you have a special voting day on Wednesday), expect the democrats to try and maximize two of their two key voting demographics, the dead and non-citizens.

Let us review:

Mr. Reynolds was spot on correct when he said the following about democrats, “Remember,  you don’t just have to beat them. You have to beat them beyond the margin of fraud.”

Update: First case of voter fraud confirmed in New Mexico. It won’t be the last.

The democrat Culture of Corruption Marches On

Let’s start with that staunch supporter of all things democrat, the so called “public service union”, SEIU.  One of their organizers has been arrested for possession of crack cocaine and other narcotics.

With Massachusetts Senator and known liar (Fauxcahontas) and self appointed savior of the “little people” from her multi million dollar mansion, Money talks and populist bullcrap walks.

Let’s be honest, Warren was uniquely unqualified for her current position and was elected on a flood of DNC & far left extremist PAC negative ads and an illegal state paid for mass mailing (of course MA AG Coakley found nothing illegal.  “Nothing! I See Nothing” as a old fascist NCO used to say on TV).  It should not be a surprise that she will see out the ‘useful idiots’ who voted for her.

A shining example of a modern progressive congressional democrat

As reported recently,  democrat congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee stated, on the floor of the House, that the democrats never tried to impeach President G. W Bush, despite her being a co-sponsor a bill the democrat controlled House passed to impeach President Bush.

The staff of democrat congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee then not only refused to answer a reporter’s questions about her claim and her sponsorship of the bill, they threatened him with an IRS audit. Not exactly what you expect from a member of the “Peoples’ House” dedicated to Constitutional principles, like the First Amendment. Pretty typical for a modern, so called “progressive” democrat though.

On the other hand, you can understand why her staff is so protective of their meal ticket. SJL appears to be out to unseat current Vice-President Joe “Plugs” Biden as the gaffe master of Washington, D.C..

Her previous deviations from reality include: While observing images from a Mars Rover at the JPL, asking if the rover would pass by where Neil Armstrong planted the American flag; and giving an impassioned speech on the House floor describing how North and South Vietnam are able to work together and how that should be an inspiration to us as well.

For that Mars/Luna mix up, she was voting on the NASA budget at the time. No wonder we have to outsource getting our Astronauts in and out orbit to the Russians.

A lesson in cause and effect

This educational tale comes from Austin, Texas.  A city known as a liberal stronghold in an otherwise sensible state.

The article quotes one Gretchen Gardner, an Austin artist, who has “…voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. “

Why can Ms. Gardner no longer afford to live in Austin?  Her property taxes have gone up in order to play every thing she voted for!

Here is a financial hint for Ms. Gardner, buses are always a better economic choice over light rail.  Unless you are in the public service unions that will maintain and run the more expensive to build/maintain/operate light rail systems.

She wants a bigger government to be her nanny state, but like most leftists, wants someone else to pay for it.

Moonbats on Parade

I’ve observed leftists getting all wee-weed up over somebody on Fox News Business saying “don’t be poor.”

When did the concept of bettering yourself and improving your lot in life become an idea that sensible people would find offensive?

It is certainly better advice that the moon-bat’s deity, Barack Hussein Obama has been giving to a big chunk of his voter base, i.e. “be poor.”

Just look at the numbers. Minority unemployment is at record highs. Unemployment levels for minority teens are at levels that would be a national crisis if a Republican was in the White House. Non participation in the work force is at record high levels (currently 91 million, up from 79 million in 2008) that haven’t been seen in 40 years (yup, the economy in our so called “recovery” is at Jimmy Carter Recession levels), the number of people on food stamps have doubled since our Dear Leader took office, the average income is down, not getting laid off is the new raise, food and fuel prices have risen dramatically, and we are still stuck in the unprecedented worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. As Mr. Reynolds says, “They told me that if I voted for Mitt Romney, the rich would get richer and the poor would get poorer, and they were right!” Let’s not forget the National debt, which is at $17.5 Trillion and rising.

Historically, booming recoveries after a recession have been a bi-partisan event. Reagan, Clinton, and G.W. Bush benefited from booming recoveries that historically follow a recession. How did Barry get stuck with a non-recovery? Simple, he worked very hard to strangle that recovery in its crib.  Barry is much more interested in:

1: His golf game

2: His agenda of wealth distribution

than he is in doing anything that would actually help the US economy and the average US citizen.  Sorry folks, if you are in, or want to be in, or used to be in, the middle class, you just aren’t in his core demographics.

Seriously, it takes a serious partisan avoidance of reality to take that much offense at someone saying to better your lot in life through self improvement.

Instructional Video

This video is very instructive on just how the left “argues.”

After the progressive leftist Joe Klein babbles on about a “national sugar rush”, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin points out that his theory has been disproved by actual research on the subject.  Firearm related violence has gone down over the past 40 years and, the federal ten year ban on certain semi-automatic rifles inflicted on law abiding US citizens had no effect on violent crimes committed with semi-automatic rifles (crimes committed with semi-automatic rifles didn’t go down during the ban and they didn’t go up after it ended).

How did the members of the “reality based” progressive left react to actual facts from carefully researched data?

They denied reality and repeated their talking points.  Which is fairly consistent behavior pattern for “progressive” leftists. Reality is less important than their political agenda.

Keep in mind they are discussing the Colorado theater shooting.  It came out later that the murderer was a progressive leftist.  A staunch supporter of the so-called “occupy” movement and a volunteer campaign working for Barack Hussein Obama.  It’s a fairly safe bet that he is politically aligned with Joe Klein.