Scott Levenson, spokesman for the vote fraud group ACORN, was on the Glenn Beck show yesterday and things got a little heated. The guy came dangerously close to going full-blown Nathan Thurm. During a commercial break, Levenson called Beck a racist — the default accusation of any liberal losing an argument — and left the studio:
If you’re not familiar with Martin Short’s character, Attorney Nathan Thurm, here he is at his ACORN-ish best:
Charles Grodin appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program last week and asked Hannity if he’d agree to be waterboarded (since Sean’s not against the practice as a CIA interrogation technique). Hannity said, half-jokingly I imagine, that he’d do it for charity.
I’d like to up the torture ante now and offer Hannity $1,250 for every second he can stand to watch Keith Olbermann’s show — a practice so horrific that it has been banned at Gitmo. I’m guessing Hannity chooses the waterboard.
To be fair, a similar offer goes to Olbermann for every second he can go without blaming Bush for everything and foaming at the mouth like he just rear-ended a Burma Shave truck.
As a brief closing observation, at what point did it become conventional wisdom, in the media at least, that if you support certain interrogation techniques, you should be willing to undergo them yourself? Nobody uses the Ã¢â‚¬Å“donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t back it until youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve tried itÃ¢â‚¬Â so-called Ã¢â‚¬Å“logicÃ¢â‚¬Â for any other issue. In other words, I’ve yet to hear Keith Olbermann offer a pro-choicer $1,000 for every second he subjects himself to getting aborted.
The Miss America pageant is all about diversity, charity, and tolerance for the views of others. Just kidding — it’s about being a cookie-cutter liberal who parrots the prevailing views of the nuts and fruits who run the competition. Miss California just found that out.
When asked by judge Perez Hilton, an openly gay gossip blogger, whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said “We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.”
What’s funny is that Prejean was the runner-up in the competition, so those who direct the pageant know that the sort of honesty that leads to voicing opinions that the diverse and super-tolerant judges don’t want to hear needs to be put down quickly before it spreads. Enter Keith Lewis:
Keith Lewis, who runs the Miss California competition, tells FOXNews.com that he was “saddened” by Prejean’s statement.
“As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman,” said Lewis in a statement. “I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit. I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family.”
Then why was the question allowed to be asked?
Here’s a video of Miss California’s answer and Perez Hilton getting all snitty while the audience applaudes. The only thing Prejean did wrong was to say “no offense to anybody” after her opinion. Screw ’em… nobody on the other side ever apologizes for offending people. Otherwise, well done, Miss Cal:
Today’s column at WorldNetDaily is on the media “coverage” of the tea parties last Wednesday.
You’ve no doubt heard the insults and ad hominem slurs fly — “teabaggers” is a big one that seems to give the left a chuckle. What explains this behavior? Give a read to “Tea isn’t their bag” for the whole story.
Also, over the weekend, senior White House advisor and man with the perfect 70’s porn-star name, David Axelrod, said this: “I think any time you have severe economic conditions there is always an element of disaffection that can mutate into something that’s unhealthy.”
That’s a fairly generic and polite, albeit completely false, representation of tea-partiers. Most of the people who attended have jobs. This wasn’t a large group of disgruntled, unemployed, desperate people begging the government for help. You’ll find those people at Democrat rallies, Mr. Axelrod.
The media and many politicians simply can’t comprehend “protesters” whose main demand is to be left alone and for future generations to not be leveraged and born owing money.
Tea parties are those rare events where the people in attendance want nothing — it’s what they don’t want that is the issue. And if politicians and their handlers fear that this could “mutate into something that’s unhealthy” — then, according to Thomas Jefferson, that’s healthy.
Yesterday at a tea party, CNN reporter Susan Roesgen, who is apparently also serving in a dual role as Washington, DC’s Minister of Propanda & Government Defense, was incensed at the “anti-government” (not to mention “anti-CNN”) sentiments at a rally she was covering and tried to set one tea partier straight on how horrible it is to question the motives or show any disrespect toward the Commander-in-Chief.
Below is a video of that exchange, but it’s preceded by a clip from a protest rally not long ago featuring a likeness of then President Bush, complete with Hitler mustache and devil horns, that Roesgen referred to as “a lookalike.”
In this jewel of a clip, CNN’s Anderson Cooper goes for all the marbles when he says “It’s hard to talk when you’re teabagging” while David Gergen yucks it up. It doesn’t get any more disconcerting than watching these two guys analyze grassroots balls the size of the tea parties:
Anderson sounds like a man of experience.
Frankly, I think all these kinds of jokes are the result of the tea parties being too much substance for liberals to swallow, hence the ad hominem nuttery.
For the record, I was in the studio once with Glenn on his radio show, and he had the same effect on me. Sure, they tried to blame the seven Grey Goose martinis I had for breakfast, but I knew that it was being in the presence of pure evil that made me pass out — just like this poor fella: