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“We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate,” Obama said from the Capitol steps on inauguration Monday.

Did his supporters listen to his speech or even hear what he said? The left’s intolerance raises its ugly head again. Accusations of “racism”, “hostage taking”, “suicide bombers”, are making the rounds in some very notable publications and on the blogs. It is beyond pathetic and deserves the disdain it’s frequently greeted with by those of us who see the wrongs being done in our name. So, fair warning, if you come here to call names or act like knuckledragging neanderthals your comments will not get past moderation.

From the well known Mediaite;

Bill O’Reilly tonight highlighted findings that liberals on the internet tend to be less tolerant of opposing views than conservatives. Democrat Kirsten Powers agreed with this sentiment, relaying from her own personal experiences engaging with liberals and conservatives, surmising that the former tend to be less tolerant because they are used to controlling the media

O’Reilly said the study finds liberals are far more sensitive about criticism, and a significant percentage of them have ended online relationships due to political differences. Powers explained that after getting out of her own “Democratic bubble,” she noticed that conservatives tend to be more open to hearing opposing viewpoints than liberals.

So, all you unreasoning, name calling, absolutists who troll with the superficial whining that only comes from the left, do as your Preezy tells you. Stop acting like a bunch of knuckledraggers or whiny scorekeepers. Ideas need to stand or fall on their own merit.

Dear Democrats,

You own Obama and everything his presidency has wrought. Please stop comparing him to successful Republicans. Your hypocrisy is only slightly more annoying than the credit you give our intelligence.

http://americanglob.com/2013/01/22/have-you-noticed-liberals-always-compare-obama-to-republican-presidents/

The Brain Trust at NBC is in a snit over Prince Harry and his matter of fact statements on killing the Taliban.

MATT LAUER: Prince Harry speaking out in some interviews from Afghanistan  recorded before he just left the country after a tour of duty there. He talks  about his missions, the missions he went on where he was fired upon by the  Taliban and returned fire, killing some members of the Taliban. And he takes it  kind of matter-of-factly. I know you’ve heard the interviews. What do you think  about it? Is it okay?

STAR JONES: Matt, I was really confused as to why  the Palace would permit the Prince to give such an interview. Why do you need to  antagonize the Taliban?

NANCY SNYDERMAN: Well, I’m sort of – I thought  he jumped the shark when he was shown playing video games…

JONES:  Yes.

SNYDERMAN: …and then it was, “Oh my God, we killed people.”

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2013/01/23/nbc-panel-scolds-prince-harry-why-do-you-need-antagonize-taliban#ixzz2Iv3bsYN9

Antagonize the Taliban? Wonder how “antagonistic” they think drone strikes are or, BO’s personal “kill list”?  Do these ‘brilliant’ leftists think no one is being killed in this war? Or, would they just prefer to live in a bubble of suspended belief agonizing over “what must the Taliban or Al Qaeda think of us” for saying “we killed people”? Well, they can stop worrying. The UN is on it!

A United Nations investigation into targeted killings will examine drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, according to the British lawyer heading the inquiry.

Ben Emmerson QC, a UN special rapporteur, will reveal the full scope of his review which will include checks on military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in UK operations in Afghanistan, US strikes in Pakistan, as well as in the Sahel region of Africa where the conflict in Mali has erupted. It will also take evidence on Israeli drone attacks in Palestinian territories.

About 20 or 30 strikes – selected as representative of different types of attacks – will be studied to assess the extent of any civilian casualties, the identity of militants targeted and the legality of strikes in countries where the UN has not formally recognised there is a conflict.

Oh my, looks as if Preezy could be accused of war crimes.

Emmerson has previously suggested some drone attacks – particularly those known as “double tap” strikes where rescuers going to the aid of a first blast have become victims of a follow-up strike – could possibly constitute a “war crime”.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/24/un-examine-uk-afghanistan-drone-strikes

One of the best ideas to come out of the House. “No budget, No pay”

Senate Budget Committee chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., tried to take the initiative by promising to pass a budget this year in a statement released before the ‘no budget, no pay’ vote took place.

“Senate Democrats plan to move on a budget resolution regardless of whether the House rolls this issue into their short-term bill to increase the debt limit,” Murray said.

Republicans welcomed the announcement, but aren’t getting their hopes up just yet. “We’ve heard talk like this before,” one Senate aide told The Examiner. “Remember last year, then-Chairman Conrad promised a budget mark-up on Fox News Sunday, but within a week he had abruptly pulled the plug. Until they actually pass a budget, they have not passed a budget.”

Threaten the Senate critters the same way BO threatens our seniors and servicemen and women……….twice!

Speaking of the useless ploys used by Dems to secure votes, looks as if it hasn’t been working out well in some states. The bywords are “qualifications” and “issues”. Something the big L left doesn’t seem to get, or, those imbibing the Kool-Aid.

Some Democrats admit that race and gender are what they have tended to focus on, not qualifications or issues.

“We do need to have a good team, and we do need to have a good ticket. We’ve had too many go-it-alone candidacies that just weren’t able to do it on their own,” [Democrat consultant Ed Espinoza] said. “Coordination should focus on things like who can raise money, who can build structure and who can build votes. Too often we say, ‘Well, this person’s brown, so they can win brown votes, and this person’s a woman, so she can win women’s votes.’”

Maybe Dems need to stop salivating and thinking in terms of gender and race. It’s getting old really fast.

open thread….

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19 Comments

  1. I actually watched the interview with Prince Harry and knew heads would spin. He was matter-of-fact about his job. He can’t spend his days cowering in fear. He is a combat-trained helicopter pilot. If someone fires at him, he will fire back with the intention of disabling the other helicopter, tank, etc. This can and will result in the loss of life. What do they think war is like? The fight scene in Bridget Jones’s Diary?

    And, yes, soldiers sometimes play video games when they are relaxing. Look around them. There isn’t much to do in the desert. Freakin’ libs.

  2. In the 1950s, most black kids grew up in two-parent households. Today, most black kids grow up fatherless as a result of liberal policies that destroyed the black family. Only half of black males graduate high school. Clearly, something is wrong in the black community, and it ain’t the white man’s fault.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/all_my_babies_mamas_reveals_liberals_opinion_of_blacks.html#ixzz2Ivaw3ktV

    • One of the many things that I will never forgive this administration for failing to act on is the plight of (primarily) inner-city blacks. BO had the chance to do what no previous President has been able to- speak to the black youth in our country. He and MO could have talked about the value of an education, two-parent households, not participating in gangs, etc. Instead, the just teach people how to use the race card. Pathetic.

      • Instead he pits the races against each other for political benefit….it’s beyond shameful

    • Oh, dear,
      And My first thought was, “they are in danger becauase it’s possible that our guns got into the enemies hands.”
      I’m not saying for a fact that there was a gun running operation going on, but I’ll have to be honest, Mrs. Clinton’s scripted histrionics didn’t sell me that someone didn’t know what was happening.

      • Of course the US is supplying arms to Syrian insurgents….same as Libya (which has backfired) Never have I seen such a horrible bad foreign policy…

  3. Carole

    War means that people will die. My husband knew that when he dropped bombs from the B52 over Vietnam. Military people are trained to focus on their missions and their duties, They can’t come from a combat mission feeling sorry that people had to die. My husband knew that many young American soldiers and marines were also saved when the B52s came in to a war zone to help defend them against the Viet Cong troops. Didn’t Patton say war is hell? It is hell and most Americans want to do all that is possible to prevent wars. How silly of people to get upset that Prince Harry was matter-of-fact about his duty as a helicopter pilot in a war zone. Star Jones needs to don a military uniform, go to a war zone, carry 120 pounds of gear on her back and have to shoot her way out of an ambushed situation. Maybe some her fat will automatically melt right then and there!!

    • Waiting for 2012

      The closest that Starr Jones has come to wearing a military uniform was when she got married. Wasn’t her hubby dressed in military medals he did not earn, just because they “looked nice”? What a disgrace. You do NOT wear another person’s medals.

  4. This is just too funny….adjunct professors are “SHOCKED’, just shocked over Obamacare.
    “We have to pass it so you can read what’s in it”…….
    Looks like the academy is finally getting a lesson in the costs of big government liberalism.

    http://www.aei-ideas.org/2013/01/confused-professors-shocked-schools-are-cutting-their-hours-to-avoid-obamacare-penalties/

    • srdem65

      A neighbor is heartsick at her hours being cut, too. She works at a national craft store and they told almost everyone the bad news last week. I never discussed politics with her, so I just told her how sorry I was to hear that.
      The liberal,lefties college elites can go jump in the lake as far as I’m concerned; they got the man they wanted in the WhiteHouse.

      • Sorry for your neighbor….not for the academicians.
        So much for the ‘class warfare’ BO waged and all that social justice.

    • I guess some overgrown kids are due to grow up- they just got mugged. What did they think was going to happen?

      Srdem65,
      I’m sad about your friend’s hours are being cut. We are having the same situation happen in our family. This isn’t just a repeat of the Great Depression, this is the GD with a 16 ton weight of government regulations crushing down on us.

      • srdem65

        I don’t ever remember a time when so many people were afraid of losing their jobs like it is now. Before the 99month unemployment fix, if one got laid off there was a good chance of being called back to work or of finding a similar job somewhere else.

        • That ‘fundamental transformation’ is going as well as we expected. /

  5. When it comes to gun control laws…..conceal/carry is the only one that reduced gun crimes.

    [...]John Lott, who has conducted extensive research on the link between gun laws and crime rates, said he has examined 13 kinds of gun-control laws, but one that stands out as reducing crime is concealed-carry.

    “What you see is the states that issue the most [concealed-carry] permits have the most drops in violent crime,” he said. “When states pass carry laws, some criminals stop committing crimes, some criminals switch to other types of crimes and some criminals move out of the area.”[...]

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/24/states-crime-rates-show-scant-linkage-to-gun-laws/#ixzz2IzZUtq6a

  6. LOL funny…’some’ in the media admit to their crush on BO…tingle-itis is a psychological problem
    [Rolling Stone reporter Michael Hastings, author of the BuzzFeed special book on the 2012 campaign Panic 2012, joined Martin Bashir on Thursday where he revealed that journalists who covered President Barack Obama during the campaign were sometimes so overcome by his presence that they would “lose their minds” and behave in “juvenile” and “amateurish” ways. Among other anecdotes, Hastings admitted that he once had the opportunity to ask the president hard questions, but was so similarly moved by his presence that he only asked “soft” questions.]

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/24/reporter-press-corps-following-obama-so-overcome-in-his-presence-they-lose-their-minds/

  7. American Idol sued for racism….their active warrants had nothing to do with it

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2268109/American-Idol-race-row-contestants-sue-voted-black.html

    • Liberalism 101: “It’s not my fault.” No matter what they do.
      I’m a huge fan of “Trailer Park Boys”, a Canadian comedy. One of the characters, no matter how badly he screws up, no matter how red-handed he is caught, claims “It’s not my fault.”
      The actor portrays the liberal mindset expertly.

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