There are so many disasters on a day to day basis that is almost seems as if America is unraveling. The most that a humble website can do is catalog the disasters by category, not on an individual basis. But even with that methodology there are problems because even the disaster categories are multiplying at an exponential rate.
Big Media is quiet, as we predicted about violence at yesterday’s May Day rallies but if there is ever any Tea Party violence, you can be sure it will be top of the pops. The Taliban or someone was busy partying in Times Square yesterday too. The Times Square revelers will eventually be told who violated Hank Hill’s propane and propane accessories. We’ll leave those mysteries to Hank.
We’ll take a break from all that today, because it is such a lovely day in May. We’ll refrain from the cataloging and the serious, and focus instead on a few buffoonish stories that make us cry – whether from laughter or sadness remains to be determined.
First we have the National Enquirer story about Barack Obama and an alleged extramarital affair. We don’t sniff bed sheets so we won’t comment on the validity of the story. Enough to say that the National Enquirer, when compared to the rest of Big Media, has a successful snout at bed sheet sniffing because it does not ignore the obvious. If the National Enquirer story proves to have legs up in the air, so to speak, we want to remind everyone of Michelle Obama’s and Valerie Jarrett’s comments about sex scandals in the White House.
If this story ever breaks Michelle, don’t forget you are the one who opened up the bedroom door to bed sniffing. Remember Michelle, “if you can’t run your own house, you can’t run the White House” – your words.
“His campaign staffers, too, have become frustrated by the focus of the media’s attention, specifically that the press has not covered Clinton in the way they expected it would. During an interview this summer, Obama’s friend Valerie Jarrett said to me, unbidden, “He is a man who is devoted to his wife. There aren’t going to be any skeletons in his closet in terms of his personal life at all. Period.” And at a campaign event in Iowa, one of Obama’s aides plopped down next to me and spoke even more bluntly. He wanted to know when reporters would begin to look into Bill Clinton’s post-presidential sex life.”
As we wrote at the time, “Valerie Jarrett is an optimist if she thinks there is an empty closet – she should read the emails we get.” If anything happens on this front, remember who opened up the bedroom door and fluffed the stinky bed sheets.
Over at a comical LeftTalking website, the PINO world made us laugh again. In what passes for serious “creative class” discussion the LeftTalker wracked her mind over a sign she saw at one of the immigration rallies yesterday. The LeftTalker saw a sign that said “Stop Ignorance” and it got her “thinking”. The solution from this great mind was Maoist style “reeducation” with a human face:
“The one that says “Stop Ignorance” got me thinking. How do we do that? Usually the answer is education. Can that work with the prejudice against immigrants? It may be too late for adults, but can we reduce their success rate in passing their bigoted views onto the next generation? Should schools include in their curriculum, starting in kindergarten, classes and presentations that extol the contributions immigrants have made to this country and promote diversity? Something has to counter-balance what kids are hearing at the dinner table from ignorant parents.“
Is there any wonder that some Americans recoil at what is perceived as “socialist” education when such mindless boobery and bigotry rails against mindless boobery and bigotry? Undermine parental authority by forcing kids to learn what the state deems appropriate instead of facts is ugly and wrong whether it is done by Mao, Hitler Youth, or red kerchief communist indoctrination campaigns – or even “well intentioned” liberal indoctrination. The facts should be sufficient to open minds up without having the coercive power of the state weigh in. The very same PINOs who are aghast at right wing indoctrination in the schools of such “ideas” as “creationism” don’t appear to understand the ugly ramifications of the “solutions” they themselves would impose.
In a comment one reader agreed with Madame Mao:
“Um, unfortunately, no. Some people don’t want to learn, they really and truly get off thinking that they’re always right, that they’re better than others, that they deserve more than some other particular set of people, that they are more worthy, that their problems are always someone else’s fault, etc., etc. Nope, some people like being ignorant because it makes them feel better about themselves. You can’t save these people.”
Immediately a wily coyote responded:
“I swear, you just described democrat voters to a tee.”
Well, not Democratic voters but rather the PINO Dimocrats which view themselves as the “creative class”.
Two additional comments gave us hope that not all is lost even in PINO land. The first:
“Schools need to stict to the facts – all of them – its a slippery slope to try to intentionally counterbalance parents. What schools need to do is teach the facts. The nature of American ideals: equality and opportunity for all, and what that means and how so very far short of those ideals, even antagonistic to them the US is, throughout its history and in its current subversive incantation, needs to be taught.
The republican lies of US purpose to be divisive and oppressive need to be counteracted.
The corporate media, servant and propagandist of the plutocracy needs to be attacked, broken up, and neutered.
But trying to intentionally undo, or counteract what parents try do to in the manipulation of their offspring is ill-advised.”
“Is ignorance the problem in this case however. I would not dispute the contribution of immigration on this country. However, at this point in time, our economy is tanking. It can not handle our current population, let alone additional immigrants, (whether or not they are in this country legally or illegally) being added to the population.
It is possible to be opposed to immigration and not be a bigot. For a lot of people, they are opposed to immigration to protect there jobs and there livelihood.”
That there are racial or ethnic bigots in Arizona and in the movement to slow down or stop immigration is not in doubt. But the hate directed at those who either rationally fear for their lives, or jobs, or sense (misguided or not) of fair play and following the law is ugly. Other than the few native Americans (“Indians” for the politically non-correct) which remain, we are all immigrants.
And certainly “Mexicans” were dominant in the Southwest United States and their descendants can claim to have longer roots in places like California and Texas than many “Americans”. There is a lot of ugly history here for all sides to chew on without resorting to the “racist” charge (Ulysses Grant a hero of the Mexican war, in which we “won” California, Nevada, Utah, and parts of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming called the Mexican War the most “evil” war the United States had ever fought and that the Civil War was punishment for that “evil”. “The Southern rebellion was largely the outgrowth of the Mexican war. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. We got our punishment in the most sanguinary and expensive war of modern times.”).
But neither reeducation camps nor propaganda schools, nor Michelle’s sheets are what have us laughing today. No, the guffaws come from watching Obama’s latest publicity stunt in the Gulf of Mexico. An even bigger laugh comes from comedian Bill Maher as he and Chris Matthews display their hate of Tea Party activists along with a surprising quote by Barack Obama himself.
BILL MAHER: Okay, so I mentioned in the monologue I’m a little mad this week. I usually try to hide that, but, you know, when the Teabaggers say that they feel like they have no…
CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC: I love the way you say that.
ROSS DOUTHAT, NEW YORK TIMES: Just trips off the tongue.
MATTHEWS: The Teabaggers.
MAHER: The Teabag, well, you know they always say they feel like neither Party represents them. That’s how I feel this week. So Teabaggers, you’re not alone. And the reason why is because yes, I’m mad at the oil company who didn’t obviously build their rig well enough. I’m mad at America in general because we should have gotten off the oil tit starting in the ’70s. I’m mad at the people who go, “Drill, baby, drill.” And by the way, they should turn up on the Gulf Coast and start cleaning up the birds with their “Drill, baby, drill” t-shirts. But I’ll tell you who I’m really mad at which is Barack Obama. Couple of weeks ago, the President, our President said, “It turns out the oil rigs today generally don’t cause oil spills. They are technologically very advanced.” Now if, if I was quoting George Bush, this crowd would be laughing in hysterics.
LAURA TYSON, ECONOMIST AND FORMER CLINTON ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: Yes they would.
MAHER: So, why isn’t Barack Obama getting more shit for this? I think he should.
It does not matter which side of the divide you are on – Drill, Baby, Drill or No Drill – how come that Obama sentence is not on every Big Media headline in every Big Media newspaper and television show?
Perhaps we explained why long ago. Since 2007 we explained that Obama would not only kill the Democratic Party but we also explained that the Progressive Left no longer existed. Fox News is in favor of Drill, Baby, Drill so it’s not up to them to focus on Obama’s hilarious sentence. But what of the Progressive Left? Recall when recently we mocked a PINO “ardent environmentalist” whose anger was so thunderous his demand was that environmental groups “put out statements of annoyed disappointment”.
Much too much too late, DireFog echoes us and declares “the progressive movement is officially dead”:
“Hey, Sierra Club: There’s a giant flaming ball of oil being pushed straight for the coasts of Alabama and Mississippi. Might be the worst environmental event in decades. I know it makes the President’s recent decision to allow offshore drilling look. . . well, awkwardly timed, but this is, sort of, you know, your issue, and there’s no mention of it on your landing page. Was it not on the agenda at the Tuesday afternoon veal pen meeting?
Shortly after Obama took office, the White House tried to cut Social Security benefits, but they had to back off, fearful that they would lose the support of liberal interest groups who joined together en masse behind the scenes to oppose it. The administration subsequently herded them all into a room, threatened their funding, and captivated them in an effort to pass a health care bill written by the Heritage Foundation and the insurance industry. And the progressive groups went along with it, proving that there is absolutely no limit to what they’ll accept.”
Oh, those madcap liberals. We’re ashamed to be genuine progressive Democrats and liberals when such buffoonery is on display by those we are now grateful are no longer on our side. On May 16, 2007, over three years ago, we wrote about Obama and his views on Social Security – three years ago. We quoted Obama saying “everything should be on the table” and now, only now these dolts raise their voices on Social Security? To the reeducation camps with them!
But back to DireFog’s belated complaints about belated Sierra Club complaints as they write three years later what we wrote about years ago:
“Of course, the White House is going to go after Social Security again. It’s the pot of gold at the end of Wall Street’s rainbow, and they desperately want that injection of cash which could keep their giant ponzi scheme from exploding. . . for a little while.
Lucky for them, Obama has successfully dismantled the opposition that kept George Bush from privatizing Social Security at Wall Street’s behest only a few years ago. Did anybody fail to get that message when majority whip Dick Durbin yesterday told “bleeding heart liberals” that they need to be willing to accept cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits for the economic well-being of the nation?
And there will be zero pushback. Right now liberal interest groups are afraid to oppose Elana Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court because they fear Obama will triangluate against them and they’ll look impotent to their donors. Just as the choice groups sat on their hands for the Nelson amendment in the health care bill, just like the Sierra Club remains mute in the wake of an oil spill the size of Delaware, there will be nothing more than progressive window-dressing in opposition to cutting Social Security benefits this time around. Any of these groups utter so much as a whimper in response to Durbin’s very alarming statement yesterday? Nada. Zip. Zero.“
No, these PINO groups have remained silent and in protect Obama mode, while their constituencies suffer yet continue to stupidly donate to corrupt organizations. DireFog, additionally hits at the fake claims of “creative class” LeftTalk types who consider themselves so un-ignorant and “liberal” minded (like Madame Mao above):
“The idea that the right is more “authoritarian” and top-down than the left is absurd. Conservatives successfully organized to keep Harriet Miers off the bench for having an insufficient record, they kicked Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist out, and they’re getting ready to expel Bob Bennett — very much against the will of the party. The GOP had to get on board or lose the support of their base. Meanwhile, Democratic leadership still celebrates Joe Lieberman every day, rubbing our noses in it for ever having had the audacity to challenge him in the first place.
John Pilger presciently predicted this liberal capitulation to corporate America in May of 2008:
‘An Obama victory will bring intense pressure on the US antiwar and social justice movements to accept a Democratic administration for all its faults. If that happens, domestic resistance to rapacious America will fall silent.’
And, as Paul Street noted last fall:
‘[I]n the absence of meaningful anger and protest on the left, the dodgy Republican right wing and its still-potent “noise machine” is absurdly left to soak up and express much of the legitimate “populist rage” that ordinary Americans quite naturally feel over Washington’s continuing captivity to concentrated wealth, corporate-direction, and the military-industrial complex in the Age of Obama. Resentment abhors a vacuum.’
Where were these people when there was a chance to prevent Obama from destroying the Democratic Party? Still think McCain against a unified Democratic Party, purged of the race-baiters, with big majorities in the Congress would have been worse than the current Obamination?
Where were these “progressives” as “The progressive movement died during the primaries, when Obama’s supporters started calling their fellow Democrats racists.”?
When the Obaminations began during the primary elections of 2008, the PINO websites were on the beach sunning themselves and shouting “racist!” at all who saw what was coming. The Obama oil slick was on it’s way to shore long ago. The flames from the Obama oil slick were visible long ago.
Now the oil slick is coming home… to the roost.