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Apr 15 2016

Rush Accuses Fox News of Dirty Tricks Against Cruz

It is no coincidence that many of the most over-the-top advocates of Donald Trump work for Fox News. Some of the more obvious examples include Sean Hannity, Eric Bolling, Andrea Tantaros, Greta Van Susteren, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Jeanine Pirro. Even the hostility between Trump and Megyn Kelly (who privately met with Trump in his castle for an hour on Wednesday) has the feel of a contrived altercation, exaggerated to generate controversy and so that Trump can present himself as a victim of the very establishment media that has enabled his campaign, the way Shrillary presents herself as an enemy of the Wall Street firms that bankroll her. Probably more for short-term ratings considerations than for ideological reasons, Fox News is heavily invested in a Trump victory over the conservative candidate Ted Cruz. Rush Limbaugh suggests how far FNC might go to hurt Cruz.

You may have heard the media buzz that Cruz bombed so badly at a Republican Party event in NYC last night that no one would listen to him. This has been presented to the public as evidence that even Republican New Yorkers hate Cruz because of his New York values comment, so it would be disloyal to vote for him in the primary on Tuesday. After watching the event on Fox News, Rush has a different take:

They had cut Ted Cruz’s microphone at the podium and they had replaced it with what sounded like microphones at five or six tables where you heard nothing but the table noise. The clinking of knives and forks on plates, people swigging beverages. You could hear people smacking their lips while they were eating. …

It was so different from anything I had heard all night at this thing that my attention was riveted. And I said, “Something’s gone wrong here.” This is obviously an audio glitch, and I stayed riveted for the Fox News Channel to fix it. And I stayed riveted, and I stayed riveted, and I continued to watch. Five minutes went by and not one change. Then another two minutes went by and then there was silence for a couple seconds. “A-ha,” I said, “they’re gonna fix it.” But when it came back, it was all the same. …

And then the next thing that happened was I saw the face of Sean Hannity, who said, “Sorry. Audio problems.” And then he turned to Eric Bolling to begin discussing the virtues of Trump and Corey Lewandowski. And I said, “Well, hot damn.” I said, “This is one of the best damn tricks I have ever seen. They just sabotaged Cruz at this thing.” I didn’t know who did it, but somebody — I said, this is amazing. And I waited for the lid to blow.

I started reading people’s Twitter feeds. I started reading all kinds of things, and there wasn’t one reference to it. I said, “This can’t be.” I can’t be the only person that noticed this. I can’t be the only person that saw it. And then I finally saw a thread, and I was even more impressed. I was even more incredulous, because the thread had a theme. You know what the theme was? Cruz was so boring, Cruz was so bad, Cruz is so hated that nobody listened to him. We had Drive-By Media supposedly on site as witnesses tweeting and reporting that nobody listened to Cruz, that the crowd was getting up and walking around and milling around and being rude, that the whole room had turned Cruz out.

According to Rush, that’s not how it was.

They turned the podium mic off, somebody turned the podium mic off and turned on all the other microphones in the room to pick up all the room noise, and then there were tweets like this one. “It’s sort of painful to watch someone speak passionately to a crowd who wouldn’t even notice if he killed himself on stage.” I mean, the media was in on the trick, Fox News was in on the trick, everybody played along as though all of a sudden Cruz lost the room. …

It is important to understand that whoever orchestrated this also was smart enough to realize not to serve dinner until Cruz got up to speak. There were no plates and knives and forks and all that to make any noise when Trump and Kasich were speaking. But between the break between Kasich and Cruz, they served dinner. So people were also eating during Cruz’s remarks, and it was at some point during Cruz’s speech somebody turned off the podium microphone and turned on all of the room microphones, picking up all the white noise in the room, making it look like that was the only noise in the room, that nobody was listening.

Meanwhile, if you’re watching this, there’s Cruz, his arms are waving around and he’s giving a speech, nothing has changed, in his mind. He’s not off tempo. He’s not seeing a bunch of people walk around and mill around and ignoring him. He’s watching people still listening to him. He doesn’t know anything that’s happened.

The charge that Fox News conspired with others to make Cruz look bad is not as interesting as who brought it. Rush has been rebuked sharply here and elsewhere for enabling Trump by treating him like a legitimate candidate and constantly finding excuses for his disqualifications. Now he seems willing to go out on a limb to defend Cruz from pro-Trump Fox News. Two possible explanations: (1) Like Mark Levin, he couldn’t endure sitting on the fence any longer; he felt compelled to get out on the battlefield and fight for conservativism before the nomination is lost. (2) Irresponsibly excusing Trump was a mercenary career move, and so is this; he put his finger to the wind and now finds the wind is blowing in a different direction.

On tips from Torcer and Stormfax.

Jun 19 2013

South Africa: America’s Future?

To get an idea of what Conan O’Brien’s audience is cheering when it enthusiastically applauds whites soon becoming a minority in America, look to South Africa, a country built by Europeans who immigrated to the region over the course of several centuries, which was coerced into jumping off a cliff into an abyss of political correctness:

From legally mandated race-based economic discrimination against whites to the thousands of farm murders targeting Boers across the nation, the problems are only getting worse. Poverty and unrest are spreading quickly as well.

The world’s most prominent expert on genocide, President Dr. Gregory Stanton of Genocide Watch, already warned last year that the Afrikaner population could be on the verge of a government-linked extermination campaign.

During a fact-finding mission to South Africa, Stanton, who helped fight against apartheid, found evidence implicating the ruling African National Congress (ANC)-South African Communist Party (SACP) government in a plot to eradicate whites as part of a scheme to foist Marxist tyranny on the nation.

But, but… I was told that the communist terrorist Nelson Mandela’s party were the good guys!

According to Stanton,

“There is thus strong circumstantial evidence of government support for the campaign of forced displacement and atrocities against white farmers and their families. … There is direct evidence of [South African] government incitement to genocide.”

Is genocide still bad if you do it to white people? I am guessing that according to the moonbats who constitute our intelligentsia, the answer will be “no” right up until they face death themselves.

Due to the same Affirmative Action on steroids that we will have here when whites are a minority,

Hundreds of thousands of economically excluded Afrikaners now live in squalid squatter camps throughout South Africa without so much as running water or electricity.

Hundreds of thousands more have fled to Western nations seeking a better life.

They did the same when political correctness prevailed and Rhodesia (a.k.a. the Breadbasket of Africa) became the starving socialist hellhole Zimbabwe. Eventually whites will run out of places to run. By then it may be too late for self-defense.

The liberal media played a major role in bringing down apartheid, so it has little to say about the vastly worst system that replaced it. However, a recent BBC report did admit that

“Virtually every week the press here report the murders of white farmers, though you will not hear much about it in the media outside South Africa. In South Africa you are twice as likely to be murdered if you are a white farmer than if you are a police officer — and the police here have a particularly dangerous life. The killings of farmers are often particularly brutal.”

These murders often involve the death by torture of women and children. The Regime winks in tacit approval.

“The government has so far been unwilling to make solving and preventing these murders a priority,” the BBC report continued. …

The horrors have included drowning infants in boiling water, raping children, disemboweling whole families, dragging victims for miles behind a vehicle and other unimaginable atrocities.

If you aren’t fighting the “fundamental transformation” of America into a Third World country, you might be helping condemn your grandchildren to a similar fate.

Meanwhile, over 90% of farms stolen from whites are now failing, by the government’s own admission. It appears that shouting Marxist slogans imported from Western universities does not make the crops grow. The result in South Africa will be the same as it has been in Zimbabwe:

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On a tip from DJ.

Feb 28 2013

Woodward Isn’t Alone

Bob Woodward isn’t the only liberal to receive threats from an increasingly hysterical White House recently. Some are even going public.

Democrat hack Lanny Davis, best known for defending Bill Clinton’s inexcusable behavior night after night during the Lewinsky debacle, evidently needs to be kept in line:

A day after Woodward’s claim that a senior White House official had told him he would “regret” writing a column criticizing President Obama’s stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.

Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, “received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn’t like some of my columns, even though I’m a supporter of Obama. I couldn’t imagine why this call was made.” Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, “that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.”

Reports another lib, Ron Fournier of National Journal, who even now is loyal enough to proclaim the absurdity that “there is no reason to doubt Obama’s integrity — period”:

I tweeted: “Obama White House: Woodward is ‘willfully wrong.’ Huh-what did Nixon White House have to say about Woodward?” …

This evoked an ugly response from a “senior White House official” who had been serving him as an anonymous source.

The official angered by my Woodward tweet sent me an indignant e-mail. “What’s next, a Nazi analogy?” the official wrote, chastising me for spreading “bull**** like that” I was not offended by the note, mild in comparison to past exchanges with this official. But it was the last straw in a relationship that had deteriorated.

As editor-in-chief of National Journal, I received several e-mails and telephone calls from this White House official filled with vulgarity, abusive language, and virtually the same phrase that Woodward called a veiled threat. “You will regret staking out that claim,” The Washington Post reporter was told.

Once I moved back to daily reporting this year, the badgering intensified.

Fournier was forced to ice this valuable source by vowing to out him if there is any more harassment. One reason he did this was that

I didn’t want to condone behavior that might intimidate less-experienced reporters, a reaction I personally witnessed in journalists covering the Obama administration.

If Obama hadn’t been installed in office and kept there by this same media in order to advance its leftist agenda, journalists would be on him like a swarm of killer bees.

That screeching you hear from the White House could be the sound of wheels coming off.

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On tips from Comrade J, Charlotte, and Tatersalad. Hat tips: NewsBusters, NewsBusters.

Feb 07 2013

Boy Scouts Stall on Sellout to Homosexual Militants

Pushback appears to be working once again. Due to public outrage, plans by the Boy Scouts to sell out to militant homosexual bullies and their moonbat allies have at least been delayed. From the NY Slimes:

The Boy Scouts of America, which confirmed last summer its policy barring openly gay people from participation, then said last week that it was reconsidering the ban, announced Wednesday that it would postpone a decision once more, until May, as talk of gay men and lesbians in the ranks has roiled a storied organization that carries deep emotional connection and nostalgia for millions of Americans. …

Even proposing the change created fracture lines. Some supporters of the ban said they feared a wave of departures by conservative church-sponsored troops, while supporters of a new policy said the risk was in not going far enough — although each side acknowledged that scouting, with fewer boys every year wearing the uniform, needed to find new ways to connect with young people.

New ways to connect with young people? At least the pedophile enablers at the Slimes have a sense of humor.

Why would anyone who isn’t flat out evil consider sending scoutmasters who are not only homosexual but who insist on everyone knowing that they are homosexual out in the woods with little boys? Because the hard left has learned how to play cowardly corporate donors like a Stradivarius:

As WND reported last week, a major drop in corporate funding came last September after a gay-rights blogger for the Huffington Post published a collaborative report that named the donors and chastised them for violating their own policy of not discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.

Since the September report, Intel, UPS and Merck are among the corporations that have declared they have stopping funding the BSA.

The homosexual-rights group Scouting for All lists some of the corporations that have refused to fund the BSA’s national organization. They include IBM, Levi Strauss and Company, J.P. Morgan, American Airlines, Medtronic, Portland General Gas and Electric, Hewlett Packard, Textron, Fleet Bank, CVS/Pharmacy Stores and Carrier Corp.

The point is not merely to express reverence toward disease-spreading homosexual depravity, nor to sexually corrupt children — although both of these are worthy goals from the point of view of a moonbat. For generations, the BSA has served as a bastion of decency and morality against the rising tide of cultural decay that is both the cause and the result of liberalism. Forcing the BSA to betray its own values, then looting it out of existence with lawsuits when the inevitable molestations come to light as they did after homosexuals infiltrated the Catholic priesthood, will remove this obstacle on the path to progressive utopia.

The bad guys are pushing hard. To push back, you can
contact Wayne Brock, Chief Scout Executive, at 972-580-2000 or by email at Wayne.Brock@Scouting.org, or sign the American Family Association petition.

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Compliments of Red State.

On tips from Son of Taz, Wiggins, and Tchhht!!! Hat tip: AFA.

Dec 31 2012

Moonbats Object to Police Gun Range

Moonbats aren’t concerned with keeping children safe from violence. They are concerned with keeping them safe from anything regarded by the progressive intelligentsia as politically unclean. An example from the snooty, insufferably liberal Hamptons:

Youngsters at the Tuckahoe School in Southampton regularly hear gunfire from a Southampton Village police gun range directly across the street — and critics want the crackling volleys to cease.

While the range and school have co-existed for decades, the sound of bullets flying the week after the Sandy Hook massacre sent some residents over the edge. …

Someone even spray painted a large plywood sign at the site this week reading “Does a gun range belong here?”

It isn’t a matter of the noise per se.

[School-board member Harald] Steudte said the Connecticut shooting should prompt the cops to move their operation elsewhere completely. “I’m happy that the mayor had them stop shooting during school hours,” he said. “But at this point I think it should not be there at all.”

This is because according to the official narrative, Adam Lanza didn’t commit the atrocity in Newtown; guns did.

Reports a woman who lives near the range:

“My little girl asks me what that sound is. It’s hard to explain.”

Try this explanation: Good guys need to practice with their guns so they can shoot the bad guys before the bad guys hurt you.

Tuckahoe School was probably the last in the country a maniac would choose for a shooting spree. But liberal fools have been working to fix that.

On tips from Wiggins and SR.

Dec 06 2012

Obama as the Personification of the New Masculinity

Mustard and water has been rendered obsolete as an emetic. If you find yourself urgently needing to empty the contents of your stomach, try reading this moonbat paean to the end of traditional maleness as established by the reelection of the metrosexual Moonbat Messiah:

Obama epitomizes a new model of manhood, masculinity forged not as an assertion of power but as an acknowledgement of mutual support and cooperation. He is a man formed not by his own efforts to succeed [true enough; Obama is a lazy Affirmative Action post turtle] but from his ability to relate to other people (including his own wife) as equals, a President calling for justice within American society, for the validity of caring for those not as fortunate as ourselves and for true cooperation between political opponents [!?!?!?!] where the social good of all people and the future of the planet are concerned. … All hail to the new masculinity.

Author Don Edgar used to teach sociology and education at the University of Chicago. Too bad he wasn’t there at the same time as Obama’s close friend Bill Ayers; they would have hit it off great. Both have done their part to erode the civilization they hate.

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The personification of everything that ever made you want to puke.

On a tip from Andrew M.

Jul 21 2011

EPA Joins in Obama’s Social Justice Looting Spree

Spreading the wealth around while America still has any to spread is such an urgent priority, even the ecofascists of the Environmental Protection Agency are getting in on the act.

The federal agency that’s spending a fortune to bring “environmental justice” to poor and minority communities around the U.S. has just dropped an additional $6.2 million to train low-income residents for “green jobs” in one city alone.

To date, only one actual “green job” has ever been discovered — and Van Jones lost it when the erstwhile “Green Jobs Czar” was exposed by Glenn Beck as a communist, a militant racist, and a 9/11 Truther. No word on what he did with the $60 billion of our money that was expropriated to create other green jobs that never materialized.

It’s all part of the Obama Administration’s costly crusade to help underserved populations obtain the same degree of protection from health and environmental hazards as their wealthy counterparts. Here’s how it works; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gives money to leftwing groups — including some dedicated to helping illegal immigrants — that teach black, Latino and indigenous folks how to recycle, reduce carbon emissions through “weatherization” and participate in “green jobs” training.

In the last few months alone the EPA has doled out nearly $10 million for environmental justice causes that include a multi million-dollar study on how pollution, stress and social factors affect “poor and underserved communities.” … As if this weren’t bad enough, the EPA keeps wasting taxpayer dollars on these dubious causes. The latest allocation of $6.2 million will go to 21 “community groups” that will “recruit, train and place unemployed, predominately low-income residents in polluted areas” in Atlanta. Uncle Sam’s investment will “create good, green jobs that protect the health of local families and residents and prepare communities for continued economic growth,” according to Obama’s EPA chief, Lisa Jackson.

Continued economic growth? If there were any economic growth, they wouldn’t be slums — I mean, “polluted areas.” Obama is pouring our money down these rat holes as a reward for voting for him.

Needless to say, this has nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with a left-wing looting spree that has not slowed its pace, even as bankruptcy looms in our future.

The malignant EPA’s budget has exploded 34% since Lisa Jackson was put in charge. Yet our rulers tell us that they can’t cut spending, so taxes and the deficit will have to keep shooting up and up until the whole corrupt mess collapses into chaos.

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Lisa Jackson: ecofascist, Obamunist looter.

On a tip from J. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.

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