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BACK ALREADY, LEAF?
Posted:May 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Last Updated:May 25, 2018 1:22 pm
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Another lie by the libelous Leaf. Yesterday he announced he was leaving for the summer, but the jackass is back today. If I had believed him, I would be disappointed. But all he does is lie, lie, lie.

He may be unable to recognize his own pathologies, but he is a sociopathic troll. Hear that, "Leafy"? Troll. TROLL!

Perhaps he would have found another space if he did not have his enablers here. But of course he does. Most of them are women -- ET, Lulu, Katie-au-Lait, roxy, etc. Put Cricket in the mix. All of them discredit themselves.

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PUBLIX SUPERMARKET wins dumbest censorship award
Posted:May 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Last Updated:May 24, 2018 2:44 pm
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This is just a sidebar from the Washington Post, but it amused me.

I am a fan of Publix as a grocery store, but this is a hoot. A proud mother in Charleston, SC, ordered a cake for her son's high school graduation party. For the personalized greeting on the cake, she entered "Congratulations, Josh .... summa cum laude!" Seems like the Latin preposition "cum" ( meaning "with," in the phrase with highest honors) tripped a merciless algorithm on Publix' site. Proud mom received a response saying that obscene language was unacceptable!

SO.... they "redacted" her message with 3 dashes! (See pic below.)

Reminds me a bit of SFF, which does not permit us to use a several-centuries old word, used by Shakespeare and Alexander Pope, and for which there is no real substitute in legal contexts, because ... we just shouldn't!

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TV NEWS CRISIS COVERAGE: 1963 and now
Posted:May 17, 2018 9:11 pm
Last Updated:May 21, 2018 11:36 pm
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I have been living in 1963 a great deal this past week.

I have blogged about my keen interest in the JFK assassination and the various attendant conspiracy theories, both the persuasive and the cockamamie. My blog is not so much about that though as it is about the news coverage of the events on Nov. 22, 1963. For anyone interested, youtube is a vital resource. In the last few days, I have watched hours of unedited live coverage of the event as it unfolded.

I focused on CBS and NBC, at that time rather far ahead of ABC. I started with CBS because of the magisterial presence of Walter Cronkite, showing why he was the "most trusted man in America." He also had the iconic moment in the coverage: when official confirmation of JFK's death came, Cronkite read from the dispatch, snatched off his glasses, paused and swallowed hard. In a few seconds, he collected himself and stoically continued. He was a one-man band for the entire day, reporting the facts as the information was received.

A contextual bonus was that the coverage began at 1:30 eastern time, the precise moment of the murder. What were CBS viewers watching? The soap opera As the World Turns.
The show began appropriately with a spot for Niagara starch! Then the soap itself began, accompanied by the classic creepy Hammond organ music with the tremulant on. How perfect to evoke the moment. About 15 minutes in, a CBS bulletin -- Cronkite's voice -- intoned that "three shots had rung out in Dallas," and that the President was reportedly wounded.

Surprisingly, I was more taken with the NBC coverage. NBC had a troika at the helm: Frank McGee, Chet Huntley, and a guy I didn't remember, Bill Ryan. A bit later David Brinkley chimed in from Washington. The 4 men put on a dazzling virtuoso display of broadcast journalism for the next 6 hours. All were superb. Even though we now know that many of them had strong political beliefs privately, mostly liberal, you could not doubt that they were reporting, not spinning or shading.

Other observations: 1) these journalists were not hired because they were pretty boys with perfect hair and teeth. A number of them had the classic "faces made for radio." They had risen to the top by the ability. 2) There was no calculated diversity in the newsroom. There were no blonde bimbos in spaghetti-strapped party dresses a la Roger Ailes. There was a female correspondent on NBC, and she was almost grimly professional. The senior journalists were middle-aged white males and the junior correspondents were younger white males like Dan Rather (CBS) abd Robert MacNeil (NBC). 3) They almost always had the classic broadcast voice -- baritonal and authoritative, not NPR squeak boxes.

For those of you who have not forgotten Nov. 22, you might enjoy a trip down memory lane with these vids.

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HILLARY STAFFER ADMITS THAT LIBERALS ARE 'JERKS'
Posted:Apr 30, 2018 8:32 am
Last Updated:May 6, 2018 8:44 pm
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This is not a gag headline. The Hillary campaign staffer in question is Annafi Wahed, a young liberal activist. She is a first-generation Bangladeshi-American, a certified financial planner, and the founder of a new website called TheFlipSide, dedicated to offering both right and left perspectives on current issues.

Wahed's editorial published in the WSJ on April 22 has excited quite a bit of buzz. She had submitted it to the NYT and WaPo first, because these were the papers her liberal friends read, but both declined it. The Wall Street Journal then picked it up.

Consider this lead, entitled "A Warning to my Fellow Liberals."

"From liberal to another, can we stop the ideological purity tests. and admit there are more ways than of solving a problem? Can we please stop being such jerks?"

She proceeded to chide her fellow liberals for supreme arrogance and elitism. She notes that it is self-defeating to denounce 62 million Trump voters as racists and reactionaries. She fears that liberal arrogance will prevent the predicted "blue wave" in 2018 from materializing.

In a follow-up piece, also in WSJ, Wahed recounts her visit to the conservative gathering CPAC. Friends had urged her "don't get killed" and "check in with us regularly." What she found was not an angry mob but rather a highly diverse group embracing many points of view -- a "big tent," she said. They were invariably welcoming to her, and invited her to cocktail hours, receptions, and bull sessions. She observed that liberal gatherings are not so "light-hearted." Hear that, humorless SFF grinds?

I don't think her angry ideological fellow travelers will heed her words. They will continue to "resist" in the most abrasive way possible, and thus give the GOP a chance to hang on.

But her question "can we stop being such jerks" is well worth pondering. What about it, Leaf? Can you?


BELOW: Annafi Wahed
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DEAR ET ....
Posted:Apr 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Last Updated:Apr 20, 2018 9:35 am
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I have read through your metablog (blog about blogs) several times and I find it extremely self-serving. The point you made which I found most offensive was this:

"I will be bold in stating it was with the advent of the likes of Maisie and Liszt, the utter extreme of the far right ... and the other extreme of Leaf on the far left." The utter extreme of the far right? That is simply ridiculous. I deeply resent being put it a parallel situation with Leaf, who is a pathological, delusional, liar. I am nowhere near far right, and I defy you to present evidence otherwise. Why do you say things which you know are not true? I am a moderate conservative, whom you have chosen to demonize.

Your blog was further self-serving as follows:

1) You were doing the time-honored SFF trick of expressing fatigue with the site because of what you sense is too much politics. Why did you do this? To get your friends to beg you to keep blogging your wonderful blogs. I call BS. You need to have your butt kissed.

2) You yourself have been heavily political in your own blogs.

3) You have lost the capacity for reasoned debate -- you simply want to demonize Trump and any blogger who does not share your views. You rarely, if ever, address issues. You are ruled by your hatred of Trump. I am still stunned by your astonishing charge that "Trump is running around with his suit coat unbuttoned." Remember that? Is that not nuts?

4) You are basically trying to censor and shame Maisie and me. It doesn't fly. You should be ashamed of yourself.
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QUICK RESPONSE TO CAROLINA PANTHER
Posted:Apr 10, 2018 9:44 am
Last Updated:Apr 16, 2018 6:45 pm
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In addition to being misspelled, CP's headline for her latest copy-and-paste is just wrong. The assault on justice exists, but it is coming from the Department of Justice itself -- from Rosenstein, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe, Bob Mueller, and others. The DOJ is acting like the Gestapo -- breaking into the office of Trump's private attorney is a stunning departure from precedent and it tramples justice under its feet. The article you cite was on my MSN news feed today -- every day it assembles and circulates the most damaging stories of the news cycle about Trump. This op-ed is lifted from the extremely liberal Huffington Post.

It is silly to make much of the fact that some of these guys were nominally Republicans -- they are now working for the Deep State and the anti-Trump resistance. This is not the first time the DOJ and the Deep State have tried to pull a president down, and they have succeeded at least twice. JFK tangled with the CIA and the FBI and ended up on Boot Hill. The second-in-command at the FBI (Mark Felt) was later revealed as "Deep Throat" in the Watergate investigation. The result was Nixon's exile to California. The first instinct of a bureaucrat, regardless of party, is to protect the bureaucracy.

Part of the problem is that the Attorney General is not really in command of the DOJ as he is supposed to be. Jeff Sessions' recusal on matters pertaining to Russia was entirely unnecessary and opened the floodgates for the career rogues in Justice.

The nation is in its most perilous situation since the 1960's.
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NASIM AGHDAM SHATTERS THE GLASS CEILING!
Posted:Apr 7, 2018 7:58 pm
Last Updated:May 6, 2018 9:19 am
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In fact, she shattered several glass ceilings and shattered sexual stereotypes right and left.

In case the name didn't ring a bell, Aghdam was the 30-something female Iranian immigrant who shot up the YouTube campus in Silicon Valley. She turned out to be a very inefficient shooter and managed only to kill herself, which doesn't even suffice as a reason for national mourning. But she has taught us many things:

1) You don't have to be a male to be a crazy Muslim immigrant who shoots up crowds with a semi-automatic weapon.
I don't say that Aghdam was doing what she did to advance the caliphate. Almost the reverse. But she did have her do-rag on her head when she shot.

2) Toxic femininity is the new toxic masculinity. Aghdam was a very angry, paranoid person who ranted against YouTube after using their platform extensively. So what did she did? She acquired a 9mm Smith & Wesson hand cannon, practiced with it at the range, traveled several hundred miles from San Diego to the SF area, slept in her car, then entered the YouTube complex, and laid down 30 rounds or so into strangers. Just like a guy. Feminists take a bow. As Kipling wrote, "the female of the species is deadlier than the male."

3) Liberals can also be gun-toting haters! LIberals, we knew you had it in you all along. Look at the liberal women on this site -- how would you like Lulu coming at you with a Glock? I rest my case.

4) Vegans, bodybuilders and animal rights activists can also be gun nuts. These were 3 causes that Aghdam championed vociferously in her videos. Think that pasty-faced vegan in the juice bar is a pansy? Think again! Think that PETA member is a knee-jerk bleeding heart? Think again!

So, if you're still bummed that Hillary couldn't shatter the glass ceiling, take comfort in the feat of Nasim Aghda.


BELOW: Nasim Aghda. Very pretty , but a "little fitty about the eyes.," as my mother used to say.
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SNUFF PORN WEEKEND
Posted:Apr 2, 2018 7:27 pm
Last Updated:Apr 6, 2018 5:22 pm
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I have a suspicion that some readers here are innocent enough to be unaware of what snuff porn is. "Snuff" films are those which purport to show the actual murder or a suicide of an actual human being. "Snuff" of course derives from "extinguish," like a candle.

I bring this up because Lulu has characterized Easter weekend (on a blog by BBlock) as an orgy of snuff porn by Christians, who ritualize the contemplation of the torture and crucifixion of their Savior. They are getting sexual gratification from this, she suggests.

I suggest two things:

1) This is one of the most extraordinarily bigoted statements I have ever seen. It doesn't matter that the writer is an atheist. Atheists are not called upon to abuse and scold believers. Lulu is not an atheist but an anti-theist. She just not say merely "I do not believe," but rather you are perverted fools if you do.

2) Look just one step further and you see that Easter is the ultimate anti-snuff event in human history. It is the triumph of life over death. The crucifixion is not the center of the Christian Easter. It would not have been worth observing ( crucifixion was a common execution method for criminals) had it not been for the Resurrection, which is the central event of the Christian faith.

It therefore is the repudiation of "snuff." I say this not in anger at Lulu but astonishment. I would hope that her words would offend other atheists and agnostics, and those who struggle with their faith, in addition to orthodox Christians. Lulu has a tendency to characterize choices others make which do not accord with her beliefs in the cruelest possible terms.

To what end?

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THE 'CHILDREN'S CRUSADE' IS FUNDAMENTALLY DISHONEST
Posted:Mar 29, 2018 10:40 am
Last Updated:Apr 2, 2018 8:07 pm
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The organizers of the DC "March for Our Lives" -- along with their abettors in the media -- have basically promulgated a false narrative about the event. The 25% of our nation which is reflexively Leftist and which has simply go_ne gaga over the "courage" and "eloquence" of student-victims protesting for gun control have swallowed it hook, line, and sinker.

The truth is now being revealed. First of all, the attendance at the event was grossly overestimated by the event organizers. Their claim, dutifully reported, was that 850,000 had participated. A computer-imaging firm in Virginia specially in analysis of crowds reports the number at a little more than 200,000.

More significantly, a University of Maryland sociology professor has
investigated the demographics of the participants, and the results have been reported in WaPo. First of all, fewer than 10% of the marchers were under the age of 18! Who was the typical protestor? She was a 49-year-old, college-educated woman! Even their motivations were not as advertised: 56% cited a desire for "peace" as their chief cause and 42% admitted they were primarily expressing opposition to Trump.

So what do we have? Another piece of agitprop street theater sponsored by the "Resistance." The same folks who brought you the Women's march.

This fundamentally anti-democratic movement deserves to be condemned by conservatives and hon_est liberals alike.


BELOW: recent agitprop poster
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QUEEN ELIZABETH WEIGHS IN ON THE 2ND AMENDMENT
Posted:Mar 28, 2018 3:27 pm
Last Updated:Mar 30, 2018 6:35 pm
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Don't mess with this lady!
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