Daily Topics - Thursday - March 25th 2010

hate crimes imagesQuote:  “It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and charity not to teach your child to hate." -- James Arthur Baldwin

Hour One - Is the climate of hate being fostered by Tea Parties and Republicans today as dangerous as the climate of hate in the 60's that led to the assassinations John, Robert & Martin? Lamar Waldron www.legacyofsecrecy.com

Hour Two - Senator Ron Wyden wyden.senate.gov What about the mandates?

Hour Three - Why do right wingers insist that Democrats are responsible for the violence? Matthew Vadum www.capitalresearch.org

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Quark (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#1

They're Heeeeeeeeere ---

First Corporate Campaign Ads Appear After Supreme Court's Citizens United Decision

Wouldn't you know it --- they came from Texas!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/23/campaign-ads-supreme-cour_n_510...

DRichards (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#2

Bad News for America: U.S. CDS Now Wider Than Europe, Treasury Auctions Bomb
Three stories from the Wall Street Journal hint at bad news for the U.S.
http://georgewashington2.blogspot.com/

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#3

I suppose this is horrific to say, but I'm loving these disgusting right winger hate notes. Its like when I used to tease my sister when I was a kid, nothing was better then getting that outburst of anger, meant I struck a nerve.

THEY"RE MAD (as a hatter).

Quark (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#4

On Being Taught to Hate ---

I saw the movie "South Pacific" in a theatre when I was 7. This short song has stayed with me for the rest of my life:

"(You've Got to Be) Carefully Taught"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHKzn8aHyXg

rewinn (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#5

Ooops - I posted this on yesterday's board, sorry ... anyway ...

While I personally dislike the mandate, the constitutional issue is settled by the Militia Act of 1792 which REQUIRED all white males of a certain age to purchase or otherwise obtain certain items (gun, ammo, etc).

This is very parallel to the health care bill just passed which requires all adults to purchase or otherwise obtain health insurance – see http://www.constitution.org/mil/mil_act_1792.htm

And I'd like to see the militia types denounce the Militia Act of 1792!

Mark K (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#6

I came across a YouTube video in which some guy was “advising” MSNBC and CNN on how to catch-up in the ratings war with Fox News, which has at times a higher rating that other two combined. He observed that it couldn’t just be the right-wing filth that attracted viewers. He noted that Fox News employs a good number of blond female “analysts” who have a habit of wearing micro skirts, and seem to show little awkwardness in displaying as much thigh as possible when sitting down on studio sofas; one might regard this as calculated titillation. I don’t actually watch Fox News, but after viewing this video, I thought I’d check this theory out for myself. It didn’t take long for some “doctor” named Cynara Coomer, who apparently serves as Foxes’ version of Sanjay Gupta, to arrive on the scene, wearing a little black dress with a plunging neckline revealing the kind of exposure of cleavage you might see on Univision. Frankly, I have a hard time imagining any of the MSNBC regulars agreeing to “sexing-up” their wardrobe in a like manner, even for ratings; it probably wouldn’t help anyways, to be blunt (in Univision’s defense, it’s much less shy about reporting hate crimes that its core audience recognizes than the mainstream media does).

Fox News also apparently likes to highlight the crimes and follies committed by non-whites, presumably because this kind of thing titillates its right-wing white audience. Fox interviewed Kevin James, the husband of some adult film star named Devon James—who, it seems, was afraid of falling further than #15 on Tiger Woods’ list, and Fox News was more than willing to set the record “straight.” James told a drooling FOXXX News anchor that Woods and his wife “met” about ten times between 2006 and 2008. He said he wasn’t jealous of Woods, because he himself was having sex with five different women a week, and if one allowed jealousy to slip into this line of work, you’d probably end-up killing yourself.

James also mentioned that "Today is just a crazy day. She's (Devon James) the number one Googled girl in America right now. We're just going to take offers and see what's next." In other words, “Show me the money.” Sometimes it’s tough to decide what is more pathetic, Woods’ antics or these people. The publishers of The National Enquirer and People can wax moralistic all they want, but we know what the bottom line is for rags whose principle audience is the Jerry Springer crowd. Naturally, Fox Sports’ website (unlike ESPN’s) has a whole page devoted to the latest Woods’ gossip. Yesterday, Fox Sports (and probably on the Fox News website as well) was posting articles from British tabloids like The Sun; one story claiming that Woods was engaged in a threesome that included the aforementioned porn star read like something more suitable for Hustler (well, at least I think that it would).

minny (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#7

The MASTERS of projection are at it again. Obama zombies???? I know from personal experience that those who use Fox and other right wing media are exhibiting "brain washed" behaviors. My sister is a nurse who is normally very kind and giving but started screaming incoherently at me with right wing rants. I could not get a word in edge-wise, so I hung up the phone on her. Now my attorney brother, who also is normally kind and giving, screamed incoherently (with many recognizable right wing talking (screaming?) points). He was driving and I was a passenger. For 50 miles he kept screaming in a way I have never heard him do before. I sat quietly and let him rant but nothing would stop the screaming once he got started. He is a long time reader of The Wall Street Journal.

The radical right depends on (preys upon) the ignorant. Some are intelligent, but not well read, or only read what the radical right puts out. Others are not very intelligent, don't read anything of consequence, and cannot understand how this country has turned against them. Sarah, Michelle, Rush, Sean, Glen, and Billow are telling them, though. I hear the same arguments over and over.

"Obama zombies" is just another radical right attempt at projecting what they are doing onto the other side.

TJonKPTK (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#8

Maybe it is time for the teaTerrorists and the seditious right wing radio entertainers and Republican leaders to visit hotel Gitmo for a little shower to cool their hot heads down. After all, they were not upset about the passage of the Patriot Act, which I believe should apply to the terrorist acts they perpetrated.

Quark (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#9

"Yes we can, hell no you can't"

'Saw this remix on Rachel Maddow last night:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwFLeB_953o

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#10

@TJonKPTK I second that emotion

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#11

I remember when a guy threw a water balloon at former big house republican, former leader, he was a doctor but I cant remember his name. The guy was arrested.

Rick in Canadia (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#12

Tea-arists?
Tali-baggers?
Feh!
Rick

TJonKPTK (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#13

Unfortunately, I thought I read that the Congressman that was spat upon chose not to press charges. That is unfortunate as the Democrats have to show some spine and press charges for all of these acts of terrorism.

Gene Savory (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#14

updated:

There isn't much honest conversation in D.C. We should be changing the system that allows so many sociopaths to converge upon and infest our government. It's not a debate, it's a race of schooners full of lies with sails made of money billowing with the winds of hatred.

Gene Savory (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#15

Police State in progress: After reading the DC article, "DeKalb brothers indicted on
eavesdropping charges,"
(http://www.daily-chronicle.com/articles/2010/03/22/91459218/index.xml)
it appears that we were lucky about the postponement of the March 15th
action. The way I understood the law was that recording a conversation
without the full consent of all parties was that the recording did not
meet the requirements of illegal eavesdropping until it was played for
people who were not present at the time of the recording. I was
planning on recording the action.

It appears that this whole felony talk is about limiting the ability
of citizens to see what the government is doing. It's quite serious,
and I think we need to contact the ACLU or any friendly party to get
this kind of police state legislation removed.

TJonKPTK (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#16

Rick:

Vold-tea-mort?

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#17

@harry, remember the days when one could get banned from a political gathering for wearing the wrong t-shirt?

You could get arrested for standing up at those meetings and speaking your mind?

What happened to those days?

Do the political meetings have to be Republican for the goon squad to come and take away a pissed off citizen?

I say if its good for the goose, its good for the gander, round them up, lock them up and go through their whole list of associates.... see how long it takes before they're crying for Miranda rights and due process (I'd pay anything to hear the reply to them... Patriot Act)

brian a.hayes (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#18

get pat buchanan on the show to take about free trade.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#19

@Gene re:"it’s a race of schooners full of lies with sails made of money billowing with the winds of hatred."

So THAT explains my nausea!

" Dr. Ruth To Talk About Sex With Newspaper Editors" -newpaper headline from leftwingwacko.com

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#20

How come we let the term "Free Trade" stand, why not re-brand it "Anarchy Trade" more truth in that term.

TJonKPTK (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#21

Mike is a registered racist!

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#22

Caller Mike, is a moron. It's amazing how many people think like that (that one does is more than enough)

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#23

everybody needs somebody to look down on.

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#24

Caller Richard, gives me hope for the nation.

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#25

@harry, one would think that it would easier to look down on others if you at least pull yourself up outta the gutter.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#26

@Nels: the GOPers use periscopes.

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?
- H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#27

and some use kalaidoscopes

Charles in OH (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#28

How stupid are people that fax pictures of nooses? Should be easy to find since the fax number is printed on the bottom of the fax.

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#29

@harry, now I have an image of a pathetic right winger, down in a gutter with his head up his butt, and a periscope sticking out of his butt, stroking the stock of his gun.

It ain't a pretty image. (Funny, but not pretty)

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#30

@Charles...give 'em enough rope...

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#31

@Nels: at least he can do a home-colonoscopy

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#32

"American Roy Sullivan has been struck by lighting a record seven times."
-thatsweird.net

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#33

oops pre-mature missive

Charles in OH (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#34

Sen Wyden needs to be careful throwing around "social justice".

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#35

Its finally happening, Republicans are eating their own.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#36

@Nels: "Republicans...the OTHER white meat."

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#37

Its becoming a Civil Guerrilla War

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#38

"Come to Starbucks, for higher-caliber, bang-up service!"

Albatross (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#39

I hope the authorities investigating Eric Cantor's office check closely whether the bullet was fired IN the window... or OUT. How to pull the spotlight off of Democratic and "liberal" victims of teabagger violence? The Republicans might just arrange for a Republican to be a "victim" of such violence as well!

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#40

"Reload at Starbucks!"

DDay (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#41

Republicans may have more guns but there are more Democrats with guns than Republicans with guns. Republicans have less impulse control than progressives in my opinion. Their rage and anger only exacerbates this weakness. It makes them more dangerous.

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#42

Well if we get the hate of the 60's, do we get ultimately get the Summer of Love too?

Does it take this kind of fertilizer to grow the flowers?

Rick in Canadia (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#43

Re the bullets through a republican's window; wrong of course, but remember the woman with the backwards 'B' scratched on her face..
Once is too often, but they will try to just dismiss the rest as 'equal on both sides'..
Sad.

Rick

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#44

@Rick and Albatross: Are the wolves crying "Republican"?

Rick in Canadia (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#45

Nels, (re 'SOL'?)
Sadly, that was when pot was dangerous and sex was safe..
Cheers,
Rick

Albatross (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#46

When I buy a coffee at Starbucks I'm going to be careful not to ask for an extra shot.

DDay (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#47

I'm betting that the shot through Eric Cantor's campaign office window was fired by a Cantor supporter.

Nels (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#48

@DDay, must have been, his hard work for the Republican Party has backfired enough for progressives to want to leave him alone.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#49

@Al...I boycott Starbucks 'cause they're a predatory corporation that has run out of business hundreds of locally-owned small businesses.

harry ashburn.... (not verified) 10 years 9 weeks ago
#50

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