Archive for Free Speech

Free Speech restrictions for the greater good.

Posted in Culture, Media, Politics with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2009 by thedoyle

Always beware anything that the government does for the greater good especially when they trample on specific rights. The Cato Institute’s David Rittgers posts about the new Cyberbullying law proposed in Congress and Congress is holding hearings today on this subject.

If this law passes, I wonder if my whole blog will be illegal. I insult people on a daily basis. My facebook page could be a crime scene, here I am sardonic but at least somewhat restrained, there I let go with both barrels. Ah well let them come for me.

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A Defense of Incivility

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2009 by thedoyle

Everyone seems to be bemoaning a lack of civility lately. This has me laughing, since when has civilization ever been civil? What has me laughing more is the majority of folks doing the bemoaning are on the left, they bemoan “tea-parties”, they bemoan the “mob” of “un-American” townhall protesters, they bemoan Joe Wilson because none of them have ever said anything bad about a President. What’s that you bemoan…er say? Joe Wilson is an elected official and his claim the President was lying makes it a particularly grave form of incivility. Is his incivility any worse than the President who not only called his opponents liars, but then actually LIED? I dunno. I know I think the President was worse but then I am biased towards truth no matter how ugly or uncivil and the President was not telling the truth.

Houston Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada could face a year in jail for lying to Congress over an issue that Congress should never have been involved with. Yet President Obama, stood there and accused others of lying, told people he’d “call them out” if they lied about the bill, and yet Joe Wilson calls out the President and Joe Wilson is the bad guy? Wilson should have called himself a “whistle-blower”, then maybe the Left would have liked him. The again probably not, nothing gets between the Left and their messianic Hope and Changey guy, not even the truth, actually especially not the truth. Obama lied repeatedly in his last address of Congress, he lied to Congress and he lied to the American people, isn’t bold-face lying an uncivil thing to do? All Politicians lie, a friend tells me. He’s right but few do it before, during and after claiming the high ground Obama claimed when he challenged his opponents that he’d call out the liars.

The reaction by the Left to Wilson was immediate and predictable, the Left managed to forget its own incivility towards a President for the past 8 years and went straight for the race card as the explanation for such an outburst. Its the same card they played against the tea-parties and the townhall protesters and the Cambridge police and NY Post cartoonists and Disney (The Lion King was racist) now that means they have at least 5 of a kind, I think they are cheating with a stacked deck. Jimmy Carter, who hasn’t been playing with a full deck for years said the reason for ANY opposition to Obama has to be racist, GA Rep. Hank Johnson did his Orlando Jones Fake Crackhead impersonation and pretended that Liberals knew what logic is when he said Wilson’s outburst if not rebuked would logically lead to a resurgence of the Klan, he then went to talk to Robert Byrd for fashion tips (ok I made that last part up). MSNBC news cropped out film of a townhall protester with a gun so they could claim “armed white men” at the town halls were a sure sign of racism, but the guy with a gun they cropped was black. Aren’t unfounded cries of racism and manipulations of news footage to smear protesters uncivil?

Our culture is filled with incivility, one of the most popular forms of entertainment seems to be reality shows which are nothing but sewers of incivility and they are not even real to boot. America’s favorite golden idol is headed by one of the most uncivil pieces of garbage to come along since Weakest Link’s Anne Robinson, the gap between the two was all of what…5 minutes? Ignoring reality and game shows (which I do, I have never watched ANY reality show or modern game show) look at our regular television, crime dramas with people raping, robbing and murdering each other, comedies with insults a-flying, children’s shows with animals hurling crap at each other and kids who could probably do with having some civility beat into them. If people were to really bemoan incivility so much it goes away what will happen to all those actors? I mean they could be all out of jobs and that……ok that would be fine with me, maybe I could get more people to read.

I live in NYC and ride the subway. I have wanted to punch people who don’t understand the simple physics of two objects cannot exist in the same space at the same time but won’t let me out before they try to get on. I don’t do it though…I just hit them hard with my shoulder as I push out.

The bemoaning of incivility strikes me as odd for another reason, can anyone point to out a civil person? Everyone has uncivil moments, isn’t hypocrisy uncivil? Isn’t the overuse of “bemoaning” uncivil?

So before we all lose our collective minds over the incivility lets all take a deep breath and shut the fuck up about it and go back to being people, ugly and uncivil most of them time. The advantage is when we see a sign of civility like the father who hugs his child instead of yelling at her for throwing back a ball, it shines out that much more. And let us also stand up and say honesty no matter ugly is more important that a false sense of civility. Obama lied, Wilson told the truth, how uncivil of Wilson.

Yay Joe Wilson.

Cowards? Moi? I think not Liberals.

Posted in Culture, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by thedoyle

Eric Holder, our new Attorney General, whom I have talked about before has claimed this country is a “nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing unresolved racial issues.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090218/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/holder_race

I will now and forever say that Holder can go fuck himself. Is that a brave enough statement for you?

This liberal nitwit continues saying, “we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race.” Well let’s talk about talking about race. Liberals are the ones who care most about race, it matters the most to them. They claim to be the least racist but that is just untrue. MLK said he looked forward to the day when a person was not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Liberals have NEVER lived up to that. Just look at our new President. Obama would never have been elected if he had been judged on his character.

Liberals are the MOST racist people I have ever met. It concerns them all the time as they are never able to see past skin color. That is the reason there aren’t more conversations about race. Why would I want to talk to a Liberal about race? I know they are racist, I know they are so small minded to not be able to see past that and it informs everything they say and do. And the worst part about it all is the hypocritical disingenuous way they go about acting as if they are above it all.

Let’s look at this new bullshit that Liberals have spewn upion us about Race. The NY Post had a political cartoon that has race huckster Al Sharpton and the liberal nitwits at the Huffington Post up in arms.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090218/ap_on_re_us/ny_post_cartoon

The AP article doesn’t even SHOW the cartoon, so how can anyone who reads the article make up their own mind? HINT: You aren’t supposed to make up your own mind, let the liberals make it for you.

Fortunately the guys at Powerline do have the whole story and the pic.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/02/022869.php

John Hinderaker also makes some very good points that need to be repeated. Obama didn’t write the stimulus, Pelosi did, so how could the chimp be Obama? Also after 8 years of comparing Bush to a chimp, why are the lovely little BJ and the Bear co-stars off limits for political commentary?

This goes back to my hypocrite statement I made about liberals before and I have talked about in other posts.

Liberals suck. Hows that for honest, Mr. Holder? You are the most racist turd-bags around. Hows that for honest, Mr. Holder? I am sick and tired of hearing about race because to me it isn’t an issue. I don’t care what color you are. I treat everyone the same when I first meet them. If I start to not like someone it has nothing to do with skin color, it has everything to do with the content of their character. People like Holder and Sharpton and Obama have the kind of character I despise, if they were white it would not make them any better, but for some reason since they are black the media and the rest of the liberals overlook their character and judge them by their skin color.

MLK was killed by a white man and his dream was killed by Liberals. Which is worse?

 

Some others who have been talking about this:

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/18/holder-a-nation-of-cowards/

http://sistertoldjah.com/archives/2009/02/18/about-that-honest-discussion-on-race/

How will Liberals silence speech in the new Obama Admin?

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , on November 26, 2008 by thedoyle

Many of us worry about the fairness doctrine but others say don’t worry about it.

http://www.thenextright.com/patrick-ruffini/crying-wolf-on-the-fairness-doctrine

Still others say, even tho Liberals may not actually revive the fairness doctrine there are other ways to silence speech they disagree with.

http://www.thenextright.com/conn-carroll/thats-not-grandma-in-the-white-house

 

They are both interesting reads and anyone who thinks rigorous debate is necessary in a society should pay attention.

Liberals odd ideas about free speech.

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , on November 11, 2008 by thedoyle

David Limbaugh has a good article on how Liberals view free speech.

http://townhall.com/columnists/DavidLimbaugh/2008/11/11/liberal_censorship_and_its_roots

As with most issues Liberals feel one way depending if the issue is applied to others as opposed to when its applied to them. Obama for instance said at the Rick Warren church in CA during the election that Gay Marriage was a state issue. Yesterday the people who voted Obamaprotested outside that same church because they didn’t get their way on Prop 8. Obama as far as I know has been silent on that, It will be interesting to see if he comments and if so how he will address the issue.

But even apart from Gay Marriage, Liberals routinely like to take positions where they claim to interested in equality but in reality they want nothing of the kind. Look at the Orwellian named “Fairness Doctrine” Liberals want to impose. Limbaugh mentions it but here’s more:

http://townhall.com/blog/g/85706f47-1bcc-4506-af5b-3754e21c3f84

 

Have no doubt, Liberals would shut up anyone who disagreed with them if they could. Now that Obama is President and they control most of Congress…its time for the purge to begin.