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Liberalism is Not Dying, it is Only Gaining More Power and Influence

I added this comment to the discussion of this post at This Ain’t Hell: Is Janet Napolitano FOS?

The internet will kill Liberalism.

Laughing Wolf Says: Sadly, I doubt it. Progressiveism killed/supplanted classical liberalism in modern politics, and progressive thought will simply not accept any fact that contradicts it. Any such fact is simply a lie, or is from a source that can’t be accepted, or any other tactic that allows it to be dismissed. Nor is dismissal enough; rather, it must be discredited at all costs (‘Swiftboating’ being a good example).

Rational people of any and all stripes will get it. Your modern progressive never will, and will do anything at all to ensure as few others as possible will get that information or point.

I agree with Laughing Wolf. Naive Conservatives/Right-of-center ideologues have been saying since the days of Rathergate (fake TANG memos created by a major news outlet in order to deceive the American public in the effort to take down a sitting President) and the firing of CNN’s Eason Jordan (who admitted that CNN lied/covered up the truth about Saddam’s Iraq in order to maintain access to the country for ‘news’ purposes) that the MF-ing media is dying and alternative media and the internet would save us from the enemy within that calls itself the media. But that did not happen.

Instead, the MF-ing media — along with the ‘entertainment’ industry, public schools, universities and the Left-wing internet — simply gained even more power and influence to spread their lies.

These groups’ lies about the economy and war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan led to the Democrats taking power in Congress in 2006. Their continued lies led to the Democrats taking super-majorities in Congress in 2008. Their despicable lies and smears and utter destruction of Sarah Palin, combined with their lies and cover-up and over-the-top idol-worship of Barack Obama, succeeded in vaulting into power an Administration full of America-hating socialists, Marxists, anti-capitalists and advocates of the Cloward-Piven strategy to destroy America.

It has been 7 years since the MF-ing media deliberately made sh*t up to take down a sitting President. In those 7 years, instead of the public seeing the MF-ing media as the despicable, evil lying pieces of MF-ing shit that they are, they still believe all their lies.

Ask anyone whom they blame for the current state of the economy. Do they look back at the Bush Administration and GOP time in Congress, where we had record highs on Wall Street and low unemployment in the 5% range, and understand that the deficit spending that the GOP did was on all the things that liberals wanted (education, health care, etc)? Do they look back and understand that the Democrats were against the GOP spending not because it was too high, but because it was too low? Do they look back and understand that the Bush Administration and GOP Congress were lowering the deficit from 2005-2006-2007? Do they understand that it was when the Democrats took over Congress in JAN 2007 that the economy started to tank? Do they understand that the Democrats were the ones to have spent us into oblivion?

Do they understand that the Bush Administration and the GOP were working since 2001 to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as they realized that it was not sustainable, and were trying to avoid a housing market crash? Do they understand that it was the Democrats — including ACORN and Barack Obama — led by Chris Dodd and Barney Frank who blocked the GOP’s efforts to prevent the crisis by demonizing them as racists and scare-mongers?

Do they understand that the GOP has been proposing healthcare alternatives for years, only to be blocked by the Democrats? Do they understand that the Democrats have been blocking domestic oil drilling for decades, yet opening up drilling to any and all foreign countries, all the while whining that we are too dependent on “foreign oil”?

No, they don’t understand any of that. Ask your average American about all this and the majority of them put all the blame on the Bush Administration and the GOP and have nothing but praise and idol-worship of the Democrats and Obama.

It’s absolutely fothermucking ridiculous.

But that is how little power the internet has compared to decades-long indoctrination by ‘progressives’ in public schools, universities, the ‘entertainment’ industry (TV, movies, songs, ‘celebrity’ activism, etc) and the MF-ing media.

March 27, 2011 , 3:34PM Posted by | Democrats, Liberalism, Marxism, Media Bias, Socialism | Comments Off on Liberalism is Not Dying, it is Only Gaining More Power and Influence

Due to their Hyperbolic Whining and Complaining, NFL Players Losing Support of Fans

When I saw the headline for this ESPN article regarding the current situation with the NFL labor dispute, I just rolled my eyes: Ted Bruschi: Rookies have responsibility to skip draft

I then went to the comments section to see the reaction this was getting. Due to past experiences reading the comment sections on ESPN — where the demographics of the commenters seem to be young (teen-to-20s), liberal and ignorant — I was expecting agreement with Mr. Bruschi. I was pleasantly surprised to read the vast majority of comments strongly disagreeing with his stance, as well as with that of the NFL players ‘union’ overall.

Here is a sampling from the first page:

bfwoop (3/18/2011 at 7:18 PM)
Bruschi shows how arrogant the NFLPA is, to ask these kids to not show up at the draft is a joke. In the first place, we are only talking about a handfull of players, 15 to 20 at the most. Second, the biggest barganing chip that the NFLPA has used to this point is the rookie wage scale. So they are agreeing to pay these players a fraction of what the rookies before them have made and also they are supposed to stay at home and watch the draft on TV. This is a joke, shame on the NFLPA and any vet or former player that tries to talk these players into staying away from the draft. One last point, the draft and the NFL will not be hurt AT ALL by these players not showing up. It is only punishing the players that are invited.

Antipholus76 (3/18/2011 at 9:44 PM)
“How can I respect you to be the next leader of our team?” , Tedy asks — as if dutifully and compliantly deferring to the wishes of the herd is the mark of leadership. As if letting Others decide — and define — for you what is right and wrong is a sign of strong character. Gimme a break — leadership is made of sterner stuff.

If there was one iota of substantive leverage or actual strategic value in boycotting the draft, he might have some kind of point, but as others have already noted, there isn’t. Because he’s NOT advocating boycotting “the draft”, he’s advocating boycotting the draft CEREMONY. That’s all it is, a ceremony. For DeMaurice’s Smith to come up with this idea is so lame and so petty. It accomplishes exactly nothing of actual substance, while depriving these kids of an honor they’ve earned. I’ve heard Smith referred to as a shark and as a snake, but after this, it’s clear he’s just a weasel.

And btw, Tedy, what’s this about: “They might think all that is required of them is to sign a piece of paper saying they will pay their dues…” Dues? Huh? What dues? It’s not a union anymore, remember? They de-certified — by CHOICE. Seems the NFLPA want things both ways — all the benefits of a union with none of the legal obligations. They have declared themselves a voluntary trade association — while ignoring the “voluntary” part. I’m sure such double-standard-driven hypocricy will be an inspiration to these young men. Welcome to “Solidarity” !

Thunder69_2005 (3/19/2011 at 3:45 AM)
The unions are in trouble in the country… BOUT TIME. Hey teddy instead of joining the players already in the unions how about they not join your stupid union. What protection do they need from a union? If you got talent your gonna get a contract. If you don’t pan out you get fired. Im sick and tired of these crybabies. If you had been responsible with your money like most of your fans are then you would have good coverage for your health when you get out, you should be able to afford it as it is the way you get paid. You guys play a minimum 16 games a year to make your money. Most make more money in one game than a hard working man or woman makes in a year! and most players make more in one contract than some people do in a lifetime. to top it off the union went out and hired Demaurice Smith… anyone know who he worked for? hmmm give ya a hint he worked for that guy doing a bracket and that #### Rahm Emmanuel. Good choice players!!! way to pick one of your own!

Saintfan45 (3/19/2011 at 8:10 AM)
The players are really starting to p$%# me off with some of their comments. Comments like, we’re just slaves, we just want a fair deal, etc. etc.. Yes the owners are greedy, and are trying for a big money grab. But alot of us fans who are lucky enough to still be employed, have either taken a pay cut, or have not had a raise in years. The players salaries have been going up between 5 and 10% every year the way I understand it. Every time one of them gets in front of a camera and whines about how bad their being treated, it makes me want to puke. I have decided not to renew my season tickets, and the union, the owners, and the players can all go straight to hell as far as I’m concerned

voodoochef1 (3/19/2011 at 8:10 AM)
I wonder if any of the players have ever had a “real” union job. The kind where you are on a scissor lift 35 ft of the ground with a safety harness on that you prey that you don’t need. Or responding to a utlility emergency in the wee hours of the morning on a freeeway, setting up an emercency detour, or responding to a fire at someone’s home only to find it burning out of control.

I was union for years and even though the players are no longer a “union”, they should be ashamed of themselves.

GiantPitts (3/19/2011 at 8:17 AM)
Very easy for Tedy Bruschi to be down for rookies to skip the draft 15 years after he got drafted. Forget the players – “Oh we only want whats fair” YOU WANT WHATS FAIR?! Try getting paid $9 an hour and having to work 40 hours a day answering phones. Don’t complain to me about whats fair because if we had things fair, you guys would be getting paid FAIR WAGES – so just shut up and enjoy the fact that we pay you the absurd amount we do while more deserving people get the shaft

nathanoverbey (3/19/2011 at 8:34 AM)
Until the players are drafted and sign their contracts on the dotted line, they’re not part of anything. What this new players coming in should do is start their own union. The NFL has gotten way to high on it’s own horse and better realize that very soon. The fans won’t stand for it. The public doesn’t want to hear these guys fuss over millions of dollars when we the people are struggling to pay bills in this economy!! I for one will never come back to the NFL, it’s turning in to the NBA to much anyways all show and no action.

drewokc (3/19/2011 at 8:42 AM)
This article is irresponsible. The players don’t have a unted front. Cromartie may be the most vocal in his dissent, but there are many others we don’t get to hear.

It’s hard to blame anything on the owners right now when the NFLPA has chosen to litigate and brow-beat.

spanky1762 (3/19/2011 at 8:50 AM)
Dear NFL players,

STF U!!! Stop comparing the situation you are in to slavery and being 2nd class citizens!!! You get paid at minimum hundreds of thousands of dollars to PLAY A GAME. Unless you donate substantial amounts of your paycheck to charities (which i know SOME of you do), you directly contribute absolutely nothing to society other than entertainment. You didn’t set up the rules and infrastructure, nor do you own any part of the NFL. They are talking about NOT PAYING military members and other federal employees, yet there is no talk of strike from any of them, merely jokes and sarcastic comments. In this time of economic hardship, it makes me lose any will to support a professional football team that has players supporting a lock out. Feel free to repost my rant.

Gibba192471 (3/19/2011 at 9:20 AM)
Hey just one more tid bit .. Wasn’t it Brees who lambasted the owners for, pretty much, calling them all stupid? He was angry because the owners said that they would be able to interpret the financial info they would get if they open the book to them? Well here you have Bruschi saying the the rookies are to stupid to understand how important the “UNION” is to them and that they should just take their word for it and do as they are told. I guess whats good for the goose isn’t good for the gander huh?

March 19, 2011 , 1:02PM Posted by | NFL, Unions | Comments Off on Due to their Hyperbolic Whining and Complaining, NFL Players Losing Support of Fans

Public Sector Unions are a Money Laundering Operation for the Democrat Party

Plainly and simply, that is why Public Sector Unions exist: to launder money from the American taxpayer to the Democrat Party.

Via the Maha Rushie: Governor Scott Walker Isn’t Caving

Also, this from The Tatler: “State Rep. Nick Milroy is the Democratic state representative from Wisconsin’s 73rd assembly district.” He was on the radio. One of the hosts “pointed out that union membership was split by their votes in 2010, 49% for Democrats and 47% for Republicans, nearly an even split.” But, despite the fact that union members vote almost 50-50 Republican-Democrat, unions donated 93% of their total contributions to Democrats.” Only 7% to Republicans, yet half of the union members vote Republican. So there’s quite a disparity. Union members vote 50-50, essentially, but 93% of their dues goes to Democrats. “The question was asked if the assemblyman could understand why Republicans were not in favor of having tax payer funded dues go to fund Democrat campaigns? The assemblyman contended that public employees can opt out of the unions. But when pressed about how even those that opt out must pay union dues, the assemblyman suggested that those people that didn’t want to be part of a union could find other work.”

He said if people don’t like paying union dues that are used to support Democrat candidates they can always get another job. So be it. That’s your choice. If you don’t like the way your union dues is being spent, quit the union, get another job. If people don’t like paying dues that are used to support Democrat candidates they can always get another job. Notice how this is a one-way street. And how about these union members voting for Republicans getting literally no representation whatsoever for their donations? Zilch, zero, nada. Of course the point here is not quitting, people don’t like paying union dues. That’s not the point. The point is what about the taxpayers who don’t like paying the dues? Because that’s who’s paying the dues.

Can we go through this again? What we have here is a money laundering operation. You have public sector employees. They are members of public unions. These public unions support Democrats 95% to 100% of the time with money. Who pays the salaries of state unionized employees? Taxpayers do. Not some evil CEO fat cat. Joe Six-Pack. Joe the Plumber. Whoever it is, Mary the Riveter. These people living in Wisconsin, their taxes hire and pay the salaries of public sector unions which are already twice as high as what they make. Then, the dues from these union workers go to the Democrat Party. So the dues originate in the wages earned by private citizens. So it’s Joe Six-Pack and Joe the Plumber and all the other taxpayers in Wisconsin whose money is going to the Democrat Party via a money laundering operation through the unions. That’s what’s happening, pure and simple. That’s the real question. That’s what’s going on.

March 10, 2011 , 1:01AM Posted by | Democrats, Economy, Liberalism, Socialism, Unions | Comments Off on Public Sector Unions are a Money Laundering Operation for the Democrat Party

We are in a Classic Debt Spiral from Which There is Probably no Escape

CHANGE! Gotta love liberalism.

Via Monty at AoSHQ: DOOM, Served Hot Off the Grill

Read this link and weep. We are in a classic debt spiral from which there is probably no escape. The mandatory spending numbers will never go down, and debt-service will eat ruthlessly away at the remaining portion of the federal budget. (Most of the states are in the same fiscal boat.) Pretty soon, our government will exist to do two things only: send out welfare checks, and pay the vig on our mind-boggling debt.

And even our debt, formerly considered a safe haven by nearly everyone in the world, ain’t what it used to be. This is why our borrowing costs are going up… way up. Pull quote:

The major entitlement programs — Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid — other “mandatory” spending, national defense, and interest on the debt make up more than 80 percent of federal spending.

[ … ] We cannot tax our way out of this hole. We cannot grow our way out economically. We cannot use demographics to work our way out over time (in fact, we’re barely maintaining a replacement rate of reproduction as it is, and most of that reproducing is among the least productive of our citizenry).

We cannot vote the problem away. The only solution that would really work — draconian cuts to entitlement programs and a serious effort to pay down the national debt — would require a level of austerity that few Americans have the stomach for. This means that a political solution to this problem is also pretty much impossible. There is no political solution to this dilemma because neither the citizens nor the politicians are willing to do what is necessary. (Nor is it simply a Democrat/GOP divide. As we have all seen in the Social Security threads I and others have posted, even many conservatives bristle when faced with cuts to their own programs.)

Example: all liberals, and even many conservatives, quail at the harshness of the so-called “Ryan Roadmap”, and insist that it’s not “politically doable”. Well, guess what? The Ryan roadmap is the best attempt by a politician I’ve seen so far at solving this problem — and it barely scratches the surface. Even if every single one of its reforms were adopted right now, it probably would take decades for us to get back on an even fiscal keel. And I don’t think we have that kind of time.

We lost this battle when the debate stopped being about whether the government should provide a gigantic welfare state, and began to be about how we would fund it.

Remember this, if you remember nothing else: it will never be any easier or cheaper to fix this problem than it is right now. The longer we wait, the more catastrophic the outcome will be. If we will not impose discipline on ourselves, the market will do it for us.

Meanwhile, Obama goes golfing and Democrats, instead of doing the business of the people they were elected to do, decide to run and hide from their States and refuse to participate in representative government.  All the while, liberals (ie public sector unions who only care about themselves), instead of working to save the nation, work to destroy the nation and harass with vulgarity and violence the few people who are working to try to right the ship.


March 10, 2011 , 12:41AM Posted by | Communism, Economy, Liberalism, Socialism, Taxes | Comments Off on We are in a Classic Debt Spiral from Which There is Probably no Escape

Barack Obama Paid for, Organized, and is Putting on the Wisconsin Riot

CHANGE! Civility!

This is what you get when you vote for President a Saul Alinsky- and Billy Ayers-trained community agitator whose core ideology comes from socialism, communism, Marxism and Black Liberation Theology.

Via AoSHQ: Goverment Workers’ Nuclear Response: They’re Going to Prevent the Assembly From Entering the Capitol?

So, via Instapundit, the unions have taken the building and apparently intend to hold it hostage.

At Hot Air, video of the chaos.

Ominous warning from Ann Althouse’s husband, who’s at the building, and telling people to stay away:


They’ve already broken doors and windows. Next up will be the actual deaths, or burning the building down.

Michael Moore has declared “war” so, as Instapundit says, the era of “civility” is officially over, in case you were unsure.

[TEA Party] peaceful protests — consisting of, at worse, jeering and hooting officials — were deemed terroristic threats and their actual violent hijackings of public buildings and calls for “war” are, what?

One more point borrowed from Mr. Althouse:

“Barack Obama paid for, organized, and is putting on this riot.”

Community organizer in chief.

March 10, 2011 , 12:04AM Posted by | Barack Obama, Economy, Leftist Groups, Socialism, Unions | 10 Comments