Wednesday, 24 October 2007

EATING THEIR OWN

Ken Berwitz

Both sides of the political aisle have their kamikazes.  For Republicans it is the Dobsonesque right.  For Democrats it is the LAMBs (Lunatic-left And Mega-moonbat Brigade).

Want proof?  Read this:.

Stopping Hillary from the left

A newly formed political action committee is aiming to stop Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary by calling into question her progressive credentials.

"We think there are other Democratic presidential candidates who are both more progressive and have a better chance of beating the Republicans than she does," said the president of Democratic Courage, Glenn Hurowitz.

He declined to tip his hand on the group's case against Clinton, but said the PAC plans a paid media campaign in the early primary states to make its position clear.

"Well definitely have sufficient resources to make a significant media buy," he said, adding that their campaign against Clinton would be "edgy" enough to get attention. "We dont need to raise an immense amount of money to make a big difference."

Hurowitz, 29, is a Washington-based writer and activist. (He has written freelance Ideas articles for Politico, including this piece criticizing Clinton's and Obama's energy plans.) The group's two other officers are Sam Goldman and David Lipowicz, both of whom have worked for liberal and environmental groups in Washington.

Hurowitz and Goldman have both contributed to the campaign of former North Carolina Senator John Edwards, but Hurowitz said their effort is independent of any campaign.

"We have no plans right now to back any particular candidate," Hurowitz said.

As a federal political action committee, Democratic Courage is raising money only in contributions of $5,000 or less. This allows the group to politick more directly than the independent groups known as 527s, which can raise money in unlimited quantities but which have limits on their direct support for candidates.

Their effort follows a long line of lackluster "Stop Hillary" campaigns on the right, which began before her election to the Senate in 2000, and have largely failed to raise large sums of money or attract widespread attention. But Hurowitz distinguished his group from those.

"I'm definitely not a Hillary hater I think there are other candidates who are better for the progressive movement," Hurowitz said. "Most of the people involved in our PAC will be happy to support her if she does become the nominee."

A spokesman for Clinton declined to comment on the effort..

I love that last part.  "Im definitely not a Hillary hater....". 

Translation:  I'd take her over a Republican, but I'm going to make sure that I damage her so badly she'll have trouble beating one. 

This is what happens when you give sorosian nutballs a forum.  Every time they open their mouths Republicans gain ground.

We'll see how much damage they do to Ms. Clinton.  More, I'll bet, than Dobson and his pals could ever do to Rudy Giuliani.


THE TRUTH ABOUT JENA

Ken Berwitz

Here, courtesy of www.sweetness-light.com, is part of an article from today's Christian Science Monitor (which they link you to), concerning the"Jena 6". 

If all you know about these young men is what you've gotten from mainstream media, you owe it to yourself to read every word of this.

Local Reporter: Media Myths About The Jena 6

October 24th, 2007

From the (often surprising) Christian Science Monitor:

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Media myths about the Jena 6

A local journalist tells the story you havent heard.

By Craig Franklin

Jena, La.

By now, almost everyone in America has heard of Jena, La., because theyve all heard the story of the Jena 6. White students hanging nooses barely punished, a schoolyard fight, excessive punishment for the six black attackers, racist local officials, public outrage and protests the outside media made sure everyone knew the basics.

Theres just one problem: The media got most of the basics wrong. In fact, I have never before witnessed such a disgrace in professional journalism. Myths replaced facts, and journalists abdicated their solemn duty to investigate every claim because they were seduced by a powerfully appealing but false narrative of racial injustice.

I should know. I live in Jena. My wife has taught at Jena High School for many years. And most important, I am probably the only reporter who has covered these events from the very beginning.

The reason the Jena cases have been propelled into the world spotlight is two-fold: First, because local officials did not speak publicly early on about the true events of the past year, the media simply formed their stories based on one-sides statements the Jena 6. Second, the media were downright lazy in their efforts to find the truth. Often, they simply reported what theyd read on blogs, which expressed only one side of the issue.

The real story of Jena and the Jena 6 is quite different from what the national media presented. Its time to set the record straight.

Myth 1: The Whites-Only Tree. There has never been a whites-only tree at Jena High School. Students of all races sat underneath this tree. When a student asked during an assembly at the start of school last year if anyone could sit under the tree, it evoked laughter from everyone present blacks and whites. As reported by students in the assembly, the question was asked to make a joke and to drag out the assembly and avoid class.

Myth 2: Nooses a Signal to Black Students. An investigation by school officials, police, and an FBI agent revealed the true motivation behind the placing of two nooses in the tree the day after the assembly. According to the expulsion committee, the crudely constructed nooses were not aimed at black students. Instead, they were understood to be a prank by three white students aimed at their fellow white friends, members of the school rodeo team. (The students apparently got the idea from watching episodes of Lonesome Dove.) The committee further concluded that the three young teens had no knowledge that nooses symbolize the terrible legacy of the lynchings of countless blacks in American history. When informed of this history by school officials, they became visibly remorseful because they had many black friends. Another myth concerns their punishment, which was not a three-day suspension, but rather nine days at an alternative facility followed by two weeks of in-school suspension, Saturday detentions, attendance at Discipline Court, and evaluation by licensed mental-health professionals. The students who hung the nooses have not publicly come forward to give their version of events.

Myth 3: Nooses Were a Hate Crime. Although many believe the three white students should have been prosecuted for a hate crime for hanging the nooses, the incident did not meet the legal criteria for a federal hate crime. It also did not meet the standard for Louisianas hate-crime statute, and though widely condemned by all officials, there was no crime to charge the youths with

We have previously posted articles that debunks many of these same claims. Especially this one.

But this is still a very worthwhile exegesis on this exercise in fraudulent journalism.

Of course it is now far too late, as indeed it was the minute after the first of these phony stories hit the news wires.

The media want us to believe their fantasies about rampant racism run amuck across America and they will never stop pedaling them as news.


BUSH AND WILDFIRE

Ken Berwitz

Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any nuttier..........

Brian Maloney at www.radioequalizer.blogspot.com has been monitoring the sorosian nutcakes on "liberal" (in reality, LAMB-left) radio, along with senate malaise leader harry reid.  And guess who they think is responsible for the out of control fires in California?

Yep, you guessed it.  Here is Brian's report:.

Libtalkers On Wildfire Causes, Randi Rhodes, Harry Reid, Mike Malloy

ORAL CONFLAGRATIONS

In Wildfire Blame Game, Lefties Kick It Up Ten Notches

In their desperate effort to lay political blame for Southern California's
wildfires, liberals are resorting to extreme rhetoric, kicked up at least 10 notches from yesterday alone.

The latest oral conflagrations began with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who tried to pin the fires on global warming:


One reason why we have the fires in California is global warming, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Tuesday, stressing the need to pass the Democrats comprehensive energy package.

Moments later, when asked by a reporter if he really believed global warming caused the fires, he appeared to back away from his comments, saying there are many factors that contributed to the disaster.


Next, it was libtalker Randi Rhodes' turn to up the ante and she came through with flying colors. According to Ian Schwartz (who provides a clip here), Rhodes says Blackwater employees may have had a role in the fires themselves:


RHODES: I started just doing Google searches to try and figure out. You know, arson, arson, it was like crazy trying to figure out why is that being downplayed? Why is that, you know, just a small part of the story? And you know, every time I look for it what comes up, believe it or not, is that Blackwater wants to move to San Diego and build this giant complex in San Diego right where most of the evacuations are taking place and you know.

You just know wherever there is fire, this administration will be out there doing what it does best and that is fanning the flames, you know. It just spooks me, I cant explain to you how creepy this whole thing is that you know, youve got these fires. Some of them are thought to be the work of arsonists and in the same breath youve got a community thats on fire that just recently protested Blackwater West.

Just recently said no to Blackwater and apparently you dont do that. I mean, I dont even know what to think. You know, nobody is saying Blackwater set the fires, that is nobody that doesnt want their house burned down. Nobody is saying that, but it is all so bizarre that this is America and you have to sort of sit there and wonder arson, same place Blackwater West wants to be, people protesting. And then you find out that some of the guys that used to work for Blackwater are now in Schwarzeneggers administration. Its all so creepy.


Finally, not to be outdone, our old pal Mike Malloy took his own rhetoric miles above the previous day's, now blaming the "Bush Crime Family" for actually starting the fires (!!) as a way to divert attention away from other matters:


MALLOY (23 October 2007): It's being manipulated, we're all being manipulated, we are being shifted, refocused, not to minimize what's going on in California at all. But you know, the thought hit me today, God help me for this, or somebody help me, but the thought hit me today, um, all those fires, I had a thought, what the hell is causing the fires? They're all over the place, they're 40, 50, 60, 100, 150 fires, boom boom boom boom, what's causing that?!

They're not having electrical storms out there, they're not having any storms at all. What's causing it? But then the answer popped into my head, as easily as the answer about torture. The fires are being set, the fires are being set by elements of the Bush crime family. It's a great distraction, it's a wonderful distraction. And then I thought to myself, Jesus God! Did you really have that thought?! And the answer came back - yeah, loud and 'effing clear."

What's next? We simply can't imagine.

NEWSBUSTERS has
much, much more on the blame game

NRO: are conservative bloggers
out of touch?

ACE: more
Code Pink crapola

JAWA: another blog ranking study

RWN: the case for and against Huckabee

HA: the dream dies

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This lunacy is de rigeuer for members of the Lunatic-left And Mega-moonbat Brigade.  We've seen it before.

But what scares me is that someone, somewhere, may be gullible enough to listen.  I would hope not but, sad to say, there's an excellent chance that this is being accepted and believed by some (presumably) otherwise intelligent people.

On the other hand, there is a silver lining:  So far as I'm aware neither the Today show nor network news has blamed President Bush. 

Yet.


GIULIANI AS RODNEY DANGERFIELD

So I'm up here in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. 

It really is a lovely city with wonderful people....though wildly expensive (and I'm not just talking about the exchange rate).

It's early in the morning and I just read today's Globe and Mail, which I assume to be the reigning newspaper of the area -- at any rate it's the one they put at my hotel door.  I came across an opinion piece by one of the paper's columnists; John Ibbitson.  In it, he marvels at how America's cities are "back" - i.e. no longer boarded up, graffiti infested and unsafe. 

While I agree with Mr. Ibbitson that this is true of a number of our cities (and thank god for that), I do have a problem with the fact that he does not mention Rudy Giuliani anywhere in his column.  When it comes to cleaning up a major American city, this man deserves more respect.

When Rudy Giuliani edged out David Dinkins to become the Mayor of New York City, it was the prototype of what Ibbitson is talking about.  A horror show.  Misdemeanor criminality was almost second naturedly accepted.  Graffiti was ubiquitous.  After years of devolving into this state, the people were to the point of simply accepting it as the way things are and would be.

Giuliani immediately started turning it around.  He addressed "the little things", like for example the squeegie guys who accosted drivers throughout Manhattan "washing" their car windshields with dirty water and demanding money for it. 

Giuliani told us that if you allow these kinds of quality of life abuses to go on, you raise the "it's ok" bar. Conversely, when you do address the little things, that bar lowers back towards normalcy and decent quality of life.

If this seems like a practical application of Daniel Patrick Moynihan's philospophy on "defining deviancy down", you get the picture.  Giuliani, instead, defined it up.  And the city started improving.  Fast.

I think I'm going to e-mail Mr. Ibbitson and mention this to him.  I hope he makes mention of Mr. Giuliani's contribution in one of his future columns. 

Simply stated, if you think Rudy Giuliani's record of accomplishment started on 9/11, you don't know a thing about Rudy Giuliani.

 

Elisa closet is packed but yet I have innhotg to wear innhotg fits innhotg is clean F K you clothes!! SEE, here I go again) and also of course ala L.A. in my car screaming or flipping off other stupid drivers doing stupid things (or going so slow when I am late that I ride their bumper til they get pissed and pull over or let me pass, which is what I want cuz I am late and of course, that isn't MY fault or anything ) Or the item in my hand that won't comply fast enough .BYAHHHHAAKKKKK!BAsically, what I am saying lady is I relate! LOLHugs! (03/20/12)


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