Justin, Palin was in New York with her 14-year-old daughter. Dave said A-Roid knocked her up between innings. I call it stupid, others take offense. I believe rightly so. Dave's writers should have at lest checked the facts before writing the joke.
But this is a pattern on the Left. Sandra Bernhard joked that Palin would be gang-raped by black men if she ever showed up in Harlem. You care to try to spin that one? Or the Top Ten Conservative Women I'd Like to Hate-F*ck rape list?
Waiting. Not holding my breath.Comment Posted By John T. Simpson On 17.06.2009 @ 23:30
Uhmm, yoyo, the difference between Letterman protesters calling for Dave's head and Islamists calling for the Danish cartoonists' heads is three torched embassies adn an assassination plot.
Please spare us the libtard drama queen stuff? BTW yoyo is a good name for you.Comment Posted By John T. Simpson On 17.06.2009 @ 21:44
Rick, Thanks for linking me here. I know this is a very popular site, and have been here many times myself. That said, I don't really see my Big Hollywood OpEd as hand-wringing. We ARE being blanket-indicted as co-conspirators in those murders. Is there even the least bit of doubt about that?
Call it what you will. I call it a catharsis. It's a popping of the left-wing pustule that has been swelling nearly my entire adult life. Demonization of the Right has been the modus operandi of the Left at least ever since I first voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980. I'm SICK OF IT! It's hypocritical political left-wing McCarthyism, nothing less. And it is incredibly corrosive to the American democratic process.
It's more in line with Stalinist Russia, where people were cowed into a political philosophy under pain of death. Granted, it's not that extreme yet. But as I point out in my piece, it's not far off. A lot of people have lost their jobs, including teachers, GW skeptics, even Harvard President Larry Summers, for not toeing the PC line. This crap has to stop! That is not America. Not the one I defended in uniform for six years.
My overall piece is hardly hand-wringing, IMHO. I consider it more of a full frontal assault on all the Brownshirt tactics we've had to contend with for decades now. I try to hit 'em where it hurts, i.e. with the truth.
You are, of course, entitled to your opinion. But I would just like to ask readers to look the whole piece over, rather than just the opening paragraph, and make your own minds up.
I am not a Leftie. My mind is open to suggestion. But we are in a full-blown ideological war. I look at my piece as a mini-field manual outlining the enemy and its tactics. Stating the obvious, perhaps.
I have been quite active in opposing through petitions bills like the Orwellian Fairness Doctrine and the FCC's backdoor censorship they're attempting through a 'diversity' panel. Diversity, of course, meaning singularity of political thought and opinion.
I would also mention that in my piece I talk about how I believe the Left is shitting bricks right now about how fast they're losing public support for their policies since they've taken power. I think this is freaking them out the worst.
I call them for what they are, and recommend taking them head-on, and in full measure. What's so hand-wringing about that?
Anyway, 'nuff said. We're on the same side. Any recommendations you and other conservatives have is most welcome. But I will say this. I listened to the Rush Limbaugh show today for the first time in years, and he was saying a lot of the same things I did in my piece about the Left using every epithet in the book instead of debating issues on their merit.
Unceasing invective is not political debate. It is hate-filled tyranny of thought. I just saw it as one battle that had to be fought.
Again, love your site. And thanks for linking, despite any reservations you might have had on the piece. Yet another quality that separates us from Lefties: differing points of view are welcome, not slandered.
That said, I look forward to reading Ann Coulter's piece. Best Regards, John T. Simpson.Comment Posted By John T. Simpson On 17.06.2009 @ 18:40
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