31 Aug

Say What? August 31, 2010 [Reader Post]

                                       

Liberals:

Obama: “We’re buying shrimp, guys.”

Joe Biden on the economy: “We’re turning this great ship of state around that was wandering out to sea and it’s headed back to port.  While progress isn’t fast enough, there isn’t any doubt it’s moving in the right direction.”

Joe Biden: “Entire new American industries are being born — the very industries that are going to allow us to lead the world in the 21st century.”

And from the office of the Vice President: “As a result of the Administration’s unprecedented commitment to energy efficiency, more than 200,000 low-income families have been able to save money on their energy bills while saving energy, and thousands of people have been put to work.”

From Black America . Com: “[Glenn] Beck has done more harm than good in the arena of racial politics”

Rachel Maddox: “I have been talking for awhile about the Fox strategy of scaring white people in order to score political points and benefit conservative politicians, and one of the hallmarks is that their most potent `scare-white-people’ stories are not real news stories. They’re stories that they invent out of thin air. That’s true about ACORN. That’s true about the Shirley Sherrod case. That’s true about the fake New Black Panther Party thing. That’s true about Van Jones.”

Re: the Ground Zero Mosque, CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said: “The level of anti-Muslim hysteria has gotten out of control over this manufactured controversy.”

Comment from a liberal
about the mosque: “This is just another NewsCorp-manufactured controversy meant to whip the ignorant masses into a frenzy and shield them from the real issues.”

Infoshop News (an independent news service) headline: The Muslim Community Center at Ground Zero: a Manufactured Controversy

Blogger Jack Hunter in the Charleston City Paper: “It should be noted the extent to which this story is largely a manufactured controversy, when you consider that the proposed mosque would be built two and a half blocks from Ground Zero-which is further than the current mosque just two blocks away and not too far from another mosque that has been in the same neighborhood for years.”

Justin Elliott headline for a NY Post story: How the “ground zero mosque” fear mongering began
A viciously anti-Muslim blogger, the New York Post and the right-wing media machine: How it all went down.

[Let me add that, none of these people mentioned that there were large demonstrations by New Yorkers against this mosque long before there was any manufactured controversy about the mosque (I received an email about this, and posted it here, weeks before I saw any news stories on it).]

Daisy Kahn, Ground Zero Rauf’s wife, said of opposition to the mosque, “It’s beyond Islamophobia. It’s hatred of Muslims.”

Headline of Jeffrey Goldberg’s story in the Atlantic: “The Rise of Shrieking Bigot Pamela Geller”  First line of the story: “There is a very depressing story today in The Washington Post about the lunatic racist Pamela Geller, who has been leading the crusade against the so-called Ground Zero mosque.”  Pamela Geller is an outspoken blogger who is against the Ground Zero Mosque.

The Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”

Cord Jefferson
on NPR: “Little is known about the [Glenn Beck] event except that there will be speeches by Beck and Sarah Palin, and attendees are prohibited from bringing signs. The fear, of course, is that it will turn into a pit of hatred a la the health-care town halls.”

Senator Max Baucus, who wrote the Healthcare bill, said, “I don’t think you want me to waste my time to read every page of the health care bill. You know why? It’s statutory language.  We hire experts.”

Doug Shoen (actually, a Democratic pollster): “It’s time for Obama to pull a Clinton.”  That is, when Republicans take over the House and possibly the Senate, for him to move toward the middle of the political spectrum.

Crosstalk:

Chris Wallace: … you said the other day that you don’t rule out a political comeback. And you compared yourself to Winston Churchill. You can’t be serious.

Rod Blagojevich: I — comparing myself to Winston Churchill, no. You’re right, I’m not serious. I don’t smoke cigars or scotch, and I think I can run faster than him.

Conservatives:

Paraphrasing Pat Buchanan: “The Thelma and Louise of housing, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are already driving the US taxpayer off the cliff.”

Glenn Beck: “What is God trying to use you for? I bet you haven’t heard that before on TV.”

Greg Gutfeld: “If you disagree with me, you’re a racist and a homophobe.”

James Madison: “The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded.”

Benjamin Franklin: “History will also afford frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion…and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern.”

John Adams: “Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only Law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited… What a paradise would this region be!”

From Conservative Review #141 (PDF version)

About Gary Kukis

A retired math teacher who spends most of his time exegeting the Old Testament and, once a week, puts out an ezeen.
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13 Responses to Say What? August 31, 2010 [Reader Post]

  1. Mikey says: 2

    Absolutely great article. It most certainly shows the liberal disconnect. They really DO HATE we the people, don’t they? I watched Glenn Beck yesterday and he did a contrast as well. He showed the hate and vileness on the left with comments that were made about his rally on Saturday, and he juxtaposed it with actual photographs and interviews from people from his rally. The difference was like night and day. He asked, “which more represents you.” Yesterday, Glenn Beck said that we the people have won. I believe so too. America is the greatest country in the world. We have survived and prospered for over 200 years. It will take a lot more than a loser like Obama and the Democrats to destroy this country. WE THE PEOPLE WILL SPEAK ON NOVEMBER 2nd – count on it.

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  2. OLDPUPPYMAX says: 3

    How is it that people raised on the principles of liberty could exhibit such an overwhelming and vile contempt for the nation which makes possible their perpetual displays of ignorance?

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  3. Tammy says: 4

    @OLDPUPPYMAX: I have one theory. Prosperity. I think when we have an entire generation that has been raised in relative prosperity and ease, they become complacent and ungrateful and soft and afraid and easily exploitable.

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  4. Tallgrass says: 5

    OLD:

    It is really very clear . . . that just as there was a group of people that called themselves the KKK there is now a group of people that implicitly (to the caucasians) and explicitly to themselves are for all practical purposes the “NNN” . . . they are just as vicously protective of their heritage as were the KKK and clearly from some of the video’s they have every intention of seeing “caskets” in the “streets”.

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  5. Sponge says: 6

    I know it’s kind of cliche to say ‘IF you don’t like America, LEAVE’ but, since Europe has already been done, and they’re constantly trying to make this place like Europe, shouldn’t they just go there instead and let us keep this country the beacon of freedom and prosperity that its been for 200 years B.O. (before Obama)?

    Sorry for the run-on sentence there, but…..

    :roll:

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  6. johngalt says: 7

    @OLDPUPPY

    How is it that people raised on the principles of liberty could exhibit such an overwhelming and vile contempt for the nation which makes possible their perpetual displays of ignorance?

    Tammy has it partially correct when she states that it’s prosperity. Prosperity leads to apathy and that apathy is what is exploited by those on the left. Liberals and Progressives exploit that apathy and feed it with disinformation, spin, and outright lies, and the result is fevered frustration with what they’ve come to see as the ‘establishment’. Never mind that the liberals and progressives are part of that establishment.

    People, in general, are unhappy, and in many cases they don’t understand why they are unhappy with life. Liberals and progressives equate their unhappiness with the resultant stations of people’s lives, playing class-warfare games, and race-card games, and generally pitting groups against one another that, if left alone to their own devices, would not be at such odds with one another. Liberals and progressives relate the “right”, or conservatives, with greed and power, and paint a picture of the conservatives stepping on the backs of other people to get where they are in life. Many of those unhappy people lap up this rhetoric from the left and join the opposition to conservative principles, wrongly identifying it as the reasoning behind their own unhappiness.

    The result is that we get Pelosi, Reid, and Obama in charge of the government, and the liberal agendas are thrust down America’s collective throat, enabled by the ignorant.

    That unhappiness I spoke of does not stem from conservative principles, and most of us here would agree with that. It stems from a daily influx of information to people from society that proclaims money is everything and WILL buy a person happiness. It stems from a society that values material goods and wealth over that of living decently and honestly. It stems from a society that places such importance on a person’s station in life, and not the person’s life itself.

    I, myself, am generally happy in life, and with life. Even when I have what is considered “bad luck”, I learn from it, don’t make the mistake again, and get on with life. I don’t dwell on it, as that serves no purpose whatsoever. I try to live my life for me, and only me, except for willingly sacrificing for my family and close friends. But I do it, as I said, willingly. And I do not call upon others, demand of them, to sacrifice any portion of their lives for me. I accept the willing sacrifices, such as those by our military, but never demand someone’s life for my own.

    The left does not, and cannot, understand what I’ve said in that previous paragraph. They only understand the forced coercion of people to their will, and with honey dripped tongues, speak of it in utopian terms. They believe that for all to be equal, it is the resultant stations in life that make us that way. They don’t understand the concept of equal opportunity, even when they use that term for their governmental legislation. It is the result that matters to them, not the journey one takes to get there. As such, liberals and progressives do not understand what true “freedom”, or “liberty” really means.

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  7. Tallgrass says: 8

    “It is not the works, but the belief which is here decisive and determines the order of rank–to employ once more an old religious formula with a new and deeper meaning,–it is some fundamental certainty which a noble soul has about itself, something which is not to be sought, is not to be found, and perhaps, also, is not to be lost.–The noble soul has reverence for itself.–” (Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.)

    What must reconed with and clearly understood is that each person of this country has a bound duty. Each is charged with his/her own responsibility to be an individual, to care for that freedom as though their lives depeneded up on it. To put forth the effort, to fulfill the demand, and to commit their very lives to what is this country, the Proud and Free United States of America.

    So many people these days stand aside, allowing the agressor to proceed, then follow along in the trail of debris that once was the very rights that were given up when they stood aside.

    No longer do I see this as the majority . . . it is fast becoming the opposite . . . the very vocal minority that are yelling and hand waving and making threats. They lie to We the People, they coerce us, they literally suck our freedom away. This is the time of reconing and so shall the collective be slayed at their own game.

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  8. interesting says: 9

    I am an American who happens to be Black and Christian. Glenn Beck and the 500K to 1M people who showed up at the Lincoln Memorial glorifying God peacefully of all colors and denominations WAS A WONDERFUL SIGHT TO BEHOLD.

    Progressives who are trying to divide and conquer and control liberities want to DIVIDE AND CONQUER along race. They have nothing else and they ultimately are demonic in my opinion. They will loose and they know it so that is why they try so hard to be evil in their ways.

    Its sickening if you ask me.

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  9. interesting: hi, YES, I agree they have done it that way, from the beginning, and
    It became so obvious, that we could not miss it,
    It’s too bad that some peoples beleived that propagande was in effect even in classroom,
    for the young to ingest. bye

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  10. TALLGRASS: hi, YOU said it so well, as you always do, thank you. bye

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  11. TALLGRASS, I just I’m still searching in my garden for NUCLIDES, and I could’nt find any,
    , from the other post which was very active, because of you spreading such interesting knowledge. bye

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  12. Missy says: 13

    @interesting:

    Its much appreciated that you and others that were able to attend have shared the 8/28 Restoring Honor experience with us. I read through early articles and comments late Saturday afternoon. Comments were mean and disgraceful, they obviously are not capable of understanding the big picture.

    So happy for you that you got to go! I would have been a basket case, usually can’t get through a parade without crying. :wink:

    Welcome!

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