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SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE PAUL RYAN ON DONALD TRUMP’S ANTI-MUSLIM STATEMENTS: “THIS IS NOT CONSERVATISM”

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, GOAT RODEO 2016, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP 2016 CAMPAIGN, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, PAUL RYAN on 08/12/2015 by Majordomo Pain

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Speaking this morning with GOP members of the House in support, Speaker Paul Ryan R-WI lambasted GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s call for a ban on Muslims traveling to the United States. Citing the faithful citizenship of millions of Muslim Americans and the lives given by foreign Muslims in support of the effort to destroy al Qaeda and Da’ish Ryan fully denounced Trump as being the antithesis of what it means to be a member of the GOP and a conservative.

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FAITH VERSUS FRUSTRATION, OR, THE HUBRIS OF . . .

Posted in CIVIL UNREST IN AMERICA, CLASS WARFARE, CLIVEN BUNDY, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, COURAGE, CRAZY MISSOURI, FEARSPEAK, FERGUSON MISSOURI, FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUNTER S THOMPSON, IN HINDSIGHT, MICHAEL BROWN MURDER with tags , , , , , on 19/08/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I puzzled over the word that should end the title for so long that I’ll leave the answer up to you, the reader. Watching events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri has taught me a very valuable lesson over the last week. That lesson is that I cannot understand the situation unless I was actually there. I can draw parallels to many of the missteps taken in the small community to the kidnapping last week of two Amish girls in upstate New York.

Errors are constantly made in situations where a person is confronted with violent crime. The need to make a victim of a crime, as I still believe Michael brown was, appear perfect by his family and horribly flawed to the point of deserving the consequences of their victimhood by others is chief among those errors. Michael Brown, clearly wasn’t a saint, but who among you there on Terra or I here in Hell is? There was something written in a great book about casting the first stone that applies to everyone. There was the narrative of a good kid who was going to college which furled the outrage among progressive bloggers and tweeters which was rekindled by the gleeful “I told you so” chorus from those on the Right after the videotape was released of Brown stealing cigars and shoving a store owner as he and his accomplice fled.

As I watched the video, which matched what we here know happened in the final minutes of Michael Brown’s life, in the conference room with my editor-in-chief, Cavalor Epthith and editorial page editor Diane Valencen, I wondered out loud just what was the purpose of releasing that video. As it stands in 2014 in the United States of America is it simply okay for law enforcement to kill a person because they walked down the street? And if not is it acceptable for the police to release previous actions of the victim to engender sympathy by creating a “thuggish” persona around him or her?

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These questions bother me because it goes back to the way Americans today deal with the everyday effects that crime and death have on thousands of Americans every day. I saw on Twitter a link to a story that showed how the Aurora, Colorado theater shooter was portrayed the first time the media showed a picture of him. He looked like any other geeky white kid. The first photo I saw of Mike Brown looked terribly imposing. Double standard? I would have to say so.

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And this finally brings me to the two little Amish girls in New York state. I am glad they are home again with their family. I read where the parents have forgiven their kidnappers and I have also learned where the girls were tragically sexually abused during their 23 hour ordeal. The mother of the 12 and 7 year old said that while she was glad to have her girls back things are not the same as they were. But if these parents who have had their little girls’ lives brutally changed forever have not lost their faith why is it so easy for the the citizens of Ferguson to be vilified for being so frustrated that their native son? To understand how I am looking at this now you have a question to answer. What would your reaction be if the Progressive blogosphere were calling the two girls little whores who really wanted to go off on a sexual escapade in a car with two strangers? Yes, even for me to say such a thing would be pretty shocking. In the end that’s what the conservatives have done with the Mike Brown case over and over again.

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In Hindsight
Even now, having read to this point the conservatives that come here are saying to themselves, well the Amish didn’t burn their town to the ground or target every car they saw driving by until their girls were returned. That is almost a fair analysis if you value property over people and lucre over life. And here we go again that sentence will turn every conservative mind to the “holocaust of abortion.” And so it goes in 2014 in America the time you have all been waiting for when the tipping point in society was passed and you see the face of who cause the eventual decline into chaos. It is going to be surprising when conservatives see not Rush Limbaugh looking back at them or even some conservative gun loving Oathkeeper who has assassinated a prominent politician. No that person is you right wing “law and order” fanatic. This is your failure and the solution to the problem that has gripped America for the past thirty years, yes another question, “What happens when the peace is breached in an age when the police have the equipment of the military but not the training to deal with a frustrated American public?” Every 2nd amendment and New Testament clinging TEA Party freak ought to be at the barricades with the protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, but of course to those bitter clingers this cause is not their cause as Cliven Bundy’s was for reasons to them that are as plain as the nose on your face.

Pax Terra!

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THE MAKINGS OF A CONSERVATIVE

Posted in CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE OBSESSION WITH SEX, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE SEX SCANDAL, CONSERVATIVE STUPID EMAIL FORWARDS, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN CONTROL, GUN RAMPAGE, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HAPPINESS, HATE, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUNTER S THOMPSON with tags , on 29/07/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Conservatives are not the enemies of Progressives; they are simply ideologues who have an opposing viewpoint of what methods are best used to determine the course of the American experiment. I don’t believe that all Conservatives are evil or are even driven by racial or social bigotries while those traits are a common thread in their, in my opinion, base as it applies to the current President of the United States. I believe that all people have the capacity to become what Conservatives would consider immoral. I think it was immoral personally for President Clinton to get a blow job from Monica Lewinsky while married to Hillary Rodham Clinton. Yet I still respect and admire and yes forgive him, even though it’s none of my business, for those actions because he was and is a great politician in many other ways.

Progressives can understand that Human Beings have flaws and can still be Human Beings. There is no moral purity test regarding sex for Progressives it appears to be one for Conservatives which they fail miserable at day in and day out. To me as a Progressive sex is as natural a daily function as breathing; to Conservatives it appears sex is something so traumatic and fraught with the potential for embarrassment that it has to be sanctioned by a deity of one’s own choosing and kept locked in a box until a ceremony is performed. A commitment to love a person, or even persons, for life is a powerful thing that I respect and live by; to make it a golden cage to lock up the sexuality of women simply for the pleasure of men is a crime against Humanity.

That brings me to the true nature of how I see the modern American Conservative as a creature driven by greed. It’s not just the money or the sex or that sweaty palmed feeling of delight they get by having their grip on the levers of power and social control alone. It’s a combination of the ability to judge others while not being judged themselves that plays a major part in the Conservative pantheon of hypocrisies. The ability to rewrite history [Reagan had extramarital affairs, smoked pot, gave amnesty to undocumented immigrants and grew the size of government] and define their opposition in terms that cannot be proven with facts all the while appealing to the highest authority, the Creator of the Universe who can condemn you to and Eternity of Fire and Suffering, which can punish all those to stray from their control.

Some Conservatives call Progressives a collective or hive mind. In reality take a look at the long list of members of the GOP who have given the slightest indication that they would work with President Obama on any issue and you will see the long knives out to slice those “traitors” and RINOs to ribbons. if the president gave ever American a puppy and a pound of gold the Americans for Cats and Platinum Party would spring to life overnight as an allegedly grassroots organization brought to life by a Sean Hannity closing comment on his Fox News ahow about how platimun is so much prettier than gold and how much more affectionate kittens are than puppies. FreedomWorks would then hire a fuckable looking blond in her early thirties with a calming Midwestern accent to be their face and posters would be dotting every intersection in the flyover states with a picture of an adorable kitten and an American Liberty platinum coin.

Conservatives now need even more help to get their message of fear and loathing out to their 37 million strong die hard, yet dying base. Black crime reports scare the shit out of conservative men and women alike. The reality of America is that a conservative white man or woman is far more likely to be killed by someone they know that is white, quite often from their own community in these places or die by their own hand than by the hand of a black man or a Latino. I’m not saying it never happens people are often found in places where the ignorant tenth of a group of people can cause them harm. But the facts are crystal clear on the matter of what most often kills white Americans in an unnatural manner–another white person, themselves, and usually with a legal firearm.

While MSNBC is clearly the Progressive version of Fox News, politically, it works for many young Progressives because they at least present facts when they show the Right where it has gone wrong. It isn’t propaganda when you show an unedited clip of a conservative woman saying that she doesn’t want niggers around her and then refusing to apologize for it–that’s called a news story. it is propaganda when a failed VP candidate is given time to explain why her home spun idea that President should be Impeached for violating her beliefs in what the Founding Fathers of America meant two hundred plus years ago.

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I write this article today as a direct response to Cluster at BlogsForVictory not to try to convince him that he’s on the wrong side of history. This article is about what people believe. On my side I have diversity and the ultimate freedom to be yourself and live your life the way you wish within the law of the land. On their side you have to live not only by the law of the government, but the codified bigotries of a religion raised to state religion by their requirement, the laws of an entire gender because this is the only way they can control female sexuality and the laws of their own greed which says to all unlike them “you must work” all the while hanging a sign in their shops that says “Niggers, Faggots, Dykes, Wetbacks and Atheists need not apply.”

Pax Terra!

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THE CONSERVATIVE TAKE ON THE CULTURE WAR: “YEAH, YOU WON, PROGRESSIVES, BUT YOU CHEATED!”

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I am currently reading John Nolte’s article on 11 reasons the Left has not won the Culture War at Breitbart.com. Simply reading this is making my day because I love to laugh in the morning. Millions of conservatives have likely read this today and more than a thousand have commented. Those comments will be covered by Fred Schwartz later in the day.

Nolte begins with same sex marriage which I see as a full faith and credit legal issue not a moral and religious one. I don’t think, however, that any shop owner has a right to refuse service to a gay couple anymore than they have the right to refuse service to a person based on their race, religion, gender or disability. The author feels that the “voice of the people” has been tossed out in favor of the rulings of “activist judges.” In a bizarre twist John Nolte points to a rise in “Christian entertainment” as proof that Americans really do not want people they do not know of the same sex to get married. The singular example is the film “Heaven is for Real” which has grossed nothing yet because the film is to be released today. Nolte’s point is that Sony TriStar Pictures has decided to release the film on a Wednesday in 2,417 theaters. This film and others like it are one point Nolte shows as proof that on the topic of same sex marriage the Right is winning. I will make a claim here: Heaven is for Real will not make more money between its premiere and the end of the box office weekend than “Transcendence” will make from its opening until Sunday night on a theater by theater basis.

The next Culture War issue is the legalization of marijuana. Both Washington state and Colorado have legalized the weed most notorious to conservatives and more states are moving to decriminalize small amounts. Most recently the state of Maryland did just that becoming the first state south of the Dixon-Line to decriminalize pot. Fourteen other states and the District of Columbia have also done so. Nolte does not address any of the medical reasons for pot use or even recreational ones as a justification for a victory here in the Culture war. Instead he states that abortion rights activists are on their heels quoting an article on Breitbart.com no less about a poll conducted by the Knights of Columbus regarding abortion rights. The Gallup Polling Service numbers show that those who view themselves as pro-Life vice those that are pro-Choice are nearly equal at 48% to 45%. The numbers of those seeing abortion as federally defined from the same poll vice those who do not believe abortion should be legal at all is 52% vice 20% as of May 2013. Nolte loses this battle as well.

Nolte sticks with entertainment decrying the amount of sex on television but reveling in what he calls the return of the masculine male on the National Geographic Channel. These shows according to the author “celebrate the working class and their traditional values.” What he really means is they celebrate being white, Christian and living in the woods or where it’s very cold. The next “reason” the Right is winning the Culture War is the ascendancy of Jimmy Fallon to the Tonight Show as a counter to Stephen Colbert stepping into David Letterman’s slot after his retirement next year. There is no rhyme or reason to this at all.

The next nugget reveals something about conservatives. They like strong male characters. Nolte point to Don Draper [Mad Men] Walter White [Breaking Bad] and Tony Soprano [The Sopranos] as examples of these. They are called “flawed” and “anti-heroes” and I imagine that takes the guilt away for all the nudity, sex, drugs and violence which conservative say they are against on TV.

More entertainment, really? Miley Cyrus is popular but unions are dying says Nolte. I fear conservatives may never come out of this irrational abyss. As if the weakness of unions in America is a good thing for those working class people they say they love?

Conservative media is on the upswing says Nolte. Well get back to me in 20 years when most Fox News viewers are either dead or senile or have slaughtered their family. There is a trend in there demographically if you just take the time to look.

Women are getting birth control but conservatives have their guns! This is awful. War on women much? The fear of the Other is oozing here.

Nolte sees more money in politics as a solution to what ails the Right politically. No John, the key would be to make your tent bigger. Oh, that’s right you can’t do that because you’d have to let in all those brown people, women and gay people on a level playing field.

Yes, Occupy is dead but given time the TEA Party will wither as well. I think the date on that tombstone will be somewhere around 1 February 2017.

What John Nolte needs is a time machine so he can return to that conservative era of his father the 1950s. Back then by conservative standards women were in their place (not barefoot and pregnant but seen and not heard), minorities were second class citizens and it was a crime to be gay. It must be awful for John Nolte to have to watch as all that unearned privilege is redistributed in the form of earned civil rights.

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HOW PROGRESSIVES CAME TO ELECTORAL POWER IN AMERICA

Posted in BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IN AMERICA?, CIVIL RIGHTS, CLASS WARFARE, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, DEATH PANELS, DEBT CEILING, DIVERSITY, DREAM ACT, FASCISM, FEARSPEAK, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HOW HELL WORKS, HOW THE RIGHT SEES THE 47%, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUNTER S THOMPSON, IN HINDSIGHT, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, LAAL HETHRI, NAACP, OFFICE OF THE TORTURER GENERAL, PRESIDENT OBAMA, PRIEST SEXUAL ABUSE, PROGRESSIVES ON THE MARCH, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, REBUT BLOGSFORVICTORY, REVISIONIST HISTORY, SARAH PALIN, SCOTUS, SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO, TEA PARTY, THE CANCER OF HATE, THE CULTURE WARS, THE DEMOGRAPHICS FAVOR PROGRESSIVES, THE GOP GENDER GAP, THE GREATER FOOL, THE HELLAC BILL OF RIGHTS, THE IGNORANT TENTH, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEOCRACY, THINGS THAT MAKE CONSERVATIVES ANGRY, WE DON'T HAVE TO MAKE THIS SHIT UP, WE SEE YOU, WELFARE REFORM, WELFARE REFORM LIES FROM THE RIGHT, WHITE LIKE ME, WHITE PRIVILEGE, WILLIAM J LOGAN JR, WOMEN'S RIGHTS, WORLD NET DAILY with tags , , on 26/01/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Amazona there is a difference between taking a short cut to the Moral High Ground and actually looking out from the Moral High Ground. I’ll give you this point you are absolutely right that it is as simple as voting for Progressive or Liberal candidates to get your moral superiority biscuit. As a group Progressives do stand for good things. Being against poverty, torture, corruption, misogyny, bigotry, abuse aren’t simply things that Progressives are against though. Conservatives are also against many of these societal scourges.

This is where things get confusing and clearly why conservatives are tripped up and find themselves unpopular both electorally and in general. Progressives don’t require a purity test, a loyalty test, or a religious affiliation to walk into our tent. Conservatives with their messages about tax rates being too high should, on that issue alone, have had a way in to the minds of the moderates and independents out there but for some reason they have a social agenda that is more important to them than the economic agenda.

Issues like same sex marriage, abortion and immigration are where conservatives fail simply because their tent is not as inclusive. I’m not going to be so closed minded as to say that this is because of some grand bigoted conspiracy but it is what it is. Conservatives offer little to blacks, Latinos, members of the LGBTQ community, single mothers or the non religious. The coalition that has been built by conservatives since the fall of Nixon of working class whites in the rural West and South and a few upper middle class and wealthy whites who have an agenda driven by heredity and inheritance. This coalition had a majority during the Reagan era and had the Moral High Ground in the dying age of the Cold War. This coalition drove America forward to a conservative vision that likely thought that with political power would come the power to change society; to pull it back from the brink. At this point in Reagan’s second term no one would have imagined that 18 states and the District of Columbia would recognize the marriage rights of same sex couples.

And yet, thirty years later, here you are in an America that seems nearly alien to you. Looking up at people like me who are standing on top of the mountain of Morality. What happened? Is the question most of you are asking and that is the smartest question you can ask and it has an easy answer. Three decades ago, the Greatest Generation were the electoral force in America. They were more conservative than even you Amazona having never dabbled in the experimentation of the 1960s and 1970s with Liberalism as you have said you did. These men and women who were adults in the 1940s and 1950s were around your age now in the 1980s and Reagan was an ultimate relief to them. Hey were afraid the Greatest were that all of their hard work to secure freedom and liberty for the coming generations of THEIR CHILDREN was going to wasted by the creeping Socialism, Diversity and Depravity that they saw in Liberalism.

The answer is obvious what happened. Those from the Greatest Generation had children, the Baby Boomers, and those Boomers had children in the 1970s. Those Generation X children had children Generation Y, or the Millenials. Being born now to the Generation Y women are the Digital Natives of the information age or Gen Z kids. The easy answer to the question of what happened to fear of authoritarian religious, political or corporate power is the last generation that never questioned them has nearly died entirely and has been replaced with an ever more questioning set of grandchildren.

Those grandchildren continued the trend of questioning all authority that began in the 1960s into the new Millennium. I’ll be the first to admit that the War on Poverty was a failure because it simply threw money at a problem that could not be solved so simply. However, in that time the Greatest Generation still held sway on all matters social and the ground was not yet fertile for the sort of change that one sees today.

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On my side of the great political divide Progressives worry about the pendulum swinging back toward conservatism on a daily basis. Maybe the generation that will be born to young girls that are infants now in America in the 2030s and 2040s will hearken back to the nostalgic days of the 1940s and 1950s. Who knows? By the time they go to the polls for the first time they will live in an America so saturated in information both for the good and the bad that the messages that resonated with 21 year olds in 1945 will seem as archaic as silent movies do today.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
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MY REPLY TO AMAZONA ON IRAN’S NUCLEAR AMBITION

Posted in BLOGS 4 VICTORY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, CRIME IN AMERICA, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN CONTROL, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HOW HELL WORKS, IRAN with tags , on 10/11/2013 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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Amazona,

I’m not ignoring anything that Iran has done or is planning to do but you are ignoring history. In America’s blind drive to get where it thought it would be in 2013 the American government overthrew m any governments. It is very likely you were alive when the US CIA overthrew the Mossadegh government in 1953 over the product of oil. This was okay because America wanted an ally in the region to fight communism and access to the petroleum riches in Persia. The return of the corrupt Pahlavis was the cause of the Iranian revolution just as America’s support for Bin Laden was the eventual cause of 9/11. None of that matters to you as a modern far right conservative you simply choose to ignore all of this history and fact because it doesn’t fit neatly into what your fathers thought the world would be today.

Ahmadinejad is no longer the President of Iran and I do not believe the ultimate goal of the Shi’a Iranian government is anymore unreasonable than the ideals held in the minds of religious Americans that they need an Israeli state to exist so that they can be raptured. Both are ridiculous and irrational notions especially when you consider that I am a Jew. My question is what happens to my people if your people are the “chosen ones?” The triumph of Christianity? The triumph of Islam? Why not the triumph of defeating poverty? Of defeating illness? Of defeating war with a triumph of Peace?

Mental patients can get guns in most places in the United States. This is one of the things that actually does make me angry about the state of my former country. I have to go back to the creeping fear that lies in the minds of the children of those men who could not stand a world that had men like Mossadegh and Allende in power and let’s not even mention Castro or this comment will get far to detailed for you to tolerate ideologically. You see communist and socialist aren’t slurs to me and never will be. I honestly do believe that America would be a better country if you solved problems with diplomacy and language vice shooting someone in the head even if that someone is your ex wife kids and dogs.

Laws are made, they should be made to better Society as a whole not to reinforce the beliefs of the majority. Those outside the majority have rights as well. You want guns to hunt? Fine You want guns to kill innocent people and steal from those who have more than you? Not so fine. I have no idea why guns are so important to Americans simply because a document says you can bear them. But, whatever, keep your guns and keep killing each other off because of divorce, or drugs or stupidity or the moral decay of inhumanity that creeps in to your mind when you realize you’ll never rise to be a second class citizen in a first class nation. Yes, I would take your guns away. Lucky for you I don’t make the rules. Yet.

So what makes your rights, sovereign, to have an arsenal or firearms any different from another nation wishing to have weapons either offensive or defense to protect their own national interests? Would you be keen on the idea of the Swiss determining that gun violence is a threat to global commerce and thereby demanding that China, France, England and Russia sit down with a delegation of American diplomats to figure out how to disarm the American people? Oh and let’s just throw in the sanction that would cripple America—no more oil imports until the problem is resolved. I bet you’d be crying from the top of your barn for green energy solutions then.

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In Hindsight

I get that someone like you is appalled by the facts of my own social life and that I am not “ashamed” of what I am. Sorry for your bad luck in that because you are simply one Human Being among seven plus billion and your opinion while it counts out to several decimal places has no bearing in power on how I live my life nor should it. I work for Liberal ideals of Peace and Freedom not the Conservative ideals of Control and the Power that can be accumulated from that Control. The language of my homeland? Really? Why do you care? Who I sleep with? Why do you care if not to want to use it as an archaic means by which to shame a currency that is losing value more and more among the two demographics that conservatives can never win back in your dwindling lifetime—the young and women. It is you Amazona not me that is living in a fantasy world one driven by religion and ideas that have long since been cast aside in the new digital technological age. Sit down and talk to an 18 year old from a place with more people in their suburbs than you have in your county and you’ll see what America has become while you worshipped Reagan’s method and knew nothing of his means. That conversation will wipe the scales from even your eyes if you can put aside your fear long enough to listen.

As always I’ll sign off in Hellac:

Profexus ut Liberj [Progress and Liberty]

Puerje futurux [The children are the future]

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil! [May you never suffer!]

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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WHY DO YOU NEED THE DEVIL WHEN YOU HAVE LIZ TROTTA?

Posted in 2012 ELECTION GOP AUTOPSY, 2014 ELECTIONS, 2016 ELECTIONS, ABORTION RIGHTS, ADULT FILM INDUSTRY, ADVERTISING, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, AMERICA 2013, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, ANGRY OLD WHITE MEN, ASHLEY JUDD, BAD JOURNALISM, BENGHAZI, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, BLOGS 4 VICTORY, BREITBART, BREITBART IS STILL DEAD, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE OBSESSION WITH SEX, CONSERVATIVE STUPID EMAIL FORWARDS, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, DEATH PANELS, FOX NEWS, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, FREEDOM, FUNDAMENTALISTS ACTING BADLY, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, IN HINDSIGHT, LIZ TROTTA, MAINSTREAM MEDIA SHORT ATTENTION SPAN with tags , , , , , on 29/10/2013 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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I’ve heard some really stupid things come out of the mouths of overpaid pundits for this ideology or that over the last few years but this one from Liz Trotta at Breitbart.com really takes the cake. Trotta’s commentary states that since people don’t believe in the devil anymore society is just going to keep getting worse and worse. That really means that conservatives are going to keep losing culture war battles over things that the young people and moderates, you know the folks who really make the decisions about society in America, find fully acceptable. As you, loyal reader, know, I am a citizen in good standing, gainfully employed in the breathtaking capitol city of Hell, Dis.

If there’s one thing I know about, with a personal certainty it’s what the state of Old Scratch is. The tyrant who once ruled all twenty city-states of Hell, what you Living folks call the Afterlife on its own special plane of existence with its own cool new rule book, no longer exists having been cast into Oblivion just over 14 Terran standard years ago. Now I know there are conservatives and their most vitriolic bigoted fringe of white male Dominionists that will never accept that this is the case because it doesn’t play well with their end time needs. To them all I can say is sorry for your bad luck pal. Yet and still these people believe in talking snakes, talking fiery bushes and a rapture that isn’t even in the Bible but was made up nearly out of whole cloth in the 1830s. That aside for the moment at least I have to admit that Trotta is moving in the right direction when she says, “Our need to be shocked, though, has spiraled out of control, and death surrounds everyone, especially the children.” The thread is lost when she doesn’t go into why all the guns? Or why not decriminalize marijuana and cocaine? Or why do conservative pundits have to push the fear button every time? Instead Liz Trotta starts to whine and drone on about things in popular culture that she finds annoying or offensive. Liz Trotta does not care about what children see or do her job, her only job is to put a seed of fear in the minds of middle aged white men and women who already feel that the country they are living in is somehow less free, less safe and less prosperous simply because Barack Obama is president and his face is not white.

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In Hindsight

This commentary by Trotta ought to be must see TV for every Progressive young person who gives any thought to what the real motivations of the Conservative movement are. I like the analogy that the GOP is on its way to becoming a “zombie party” having been infected with the TEA Party virus they are now running around foaming at the mouth like the crazed undead from the Resident Evil movie franchise. [Note to Milla Jovovich: I know these movies pay you a shitload of money but I’d really like to see you “act” again.–V.D.] The chief reason for the concentration of this virus among a single nearly homogeneous demographic is because of delivery systems like Liz Trotta. Why do moderates and Progressives not fall for this nonsense? Well for the most part we;ve built up and immunity to the Limbaugh strain, the Coulter strain and the Hannity strain after many years of constant exposure. But wait! There’s hope! For any conservatives out there hoping they could cure themselves of possibly save their children from becoming political zombies as well I hear a little drug called Reason works every time and has a double effect it relieves the symptoms of bigotry brought on out of anger that one is simply middle class and middle aged.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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WHITE FLIGHT

Posted in CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN on 11/10/2013 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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As I sat last night waiting for my meal to arrive at my table at Vulca I was inspired twice by diversity. First, I was joined by Majordomo Pain who floated across from me enjoying vodka infused anchovies, as this is Its favorite aperitif and then by John FitzGerald Kennedy my friend of the more than a decade here in the Afterlife. The Majordomo opened Itself up to me a glimpse of two American futures, one of gridlock that leads to a terrible dystopian conservative fracturing of America and then the world in which you live and the other a prosperous world with less violence and poverty driven by the beauty and intelligence that grows from the warm fertile soil of diversity.

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I am not ashamed that both of these glimpses of an America, the former with Rand Paul in the White House and the latter with Hillary Clinton as leader of the free World, made me weep, though for wholly divergent reasons. They were mirror images; hate versus love, death versus life, greed versus generosity, blind faith versus the scientific method, inhumanity versus Humanity. I was wiping warm tears off my face with my black cotton napkin when I felt the warm strong hand of JFK on my shoulder who had been standing behind me watching Pain’s display of the possible futures of the world in which I was born, lived and died.

The 35th President of the United States sat down with his favorite drink, a bullshot, and smiled at me. “You know Blackie,” he’s called me Blackie since the very first day we met in the courtyard of the Arts and Sciences building at the Universitje di Dis in 1997, where he was the head of the political science department, “the more things change the more they stay the same. This thing going on in America is nothing new. When I was making my plans to go and visit Dallas, Texas back in mid November 1963 I knew I was going into a lion’s den. There were warnings that something would happen; that there would be protests and possibly violence from the far right. Now I didn’t think I’d be shot in the head and killed but I knew what I was doing was dangerous because I was the first President that could be ostracized and demonized in ways that were acceptable to the great mass of people who wanted the status quo both politically and racially in America. Now don’t take me wrong there was an equal amount of animus for me in places outside of the South but Dallas was the Ground Zero for the anti-Kennedy, anti-Civil Rights and anti-diversity movement.”

He took a long pull from the highball glass and my second Manhattan arrived and I took a quick sip, and Kennedy continued. “Today people aren’t as violent they were in ’63 but they are far more polarized which may be a portent to future violence as the far right loses. Back then LBJ and Ladybird got mobbed in Dallas by people who today would be respected as pillars of the community.”

“What?” I said having no knowledge of LBJ ever being mobbed.

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“There was a group of so-called upstanding citizens in Dallas known as the Mink Coat Mob who were for lack of a better comparison the TEA Party of the age. These were wealthy degreed white men and their wives who were staunchly anti-communist, Protestant, constitutionalists who felt their nation was under attack from a presidential candidate who was in league with outside elements who wanted to destroy their way of life. Sound familiar Blackie? There’s a book you need to read written by Bill Minutaglio and Steve Davis called Dallas in 1963 I’ll have my girl send a copy over to your office tomorrow. You’ll run through it in a morning I’m sure because Truman, as you know was correct.”

“The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.” I said to Kennedy as he rose from the table his eyes sparkling I thought because he had planted a seed of inspiration in my mind. In reality he saw Marilyn coming in to the restaurant to meet him for dinner. Pain and I ate our meals in silence and then I went back to my apartment empty of the two women I love and sat and thought.

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This morning I read MitchEtheKid’s brilliant piece at AllpolyticsNow from yesterday. This man gets it and now I have learned something about history, politics and myself from the fountain of Reason. Conservative politics haven’t failed they have just simply refused to understand the tectonics of American society. They have refused to accept that the status quo of the 1950s no longer exists. Their defeat in the political arena comes from their inability to pivot toward the needs of the American society as changes. Wait a minute that is too facile. Their demise will come from a variety of cancers the chief among them is their need to be tribal in all matters. No to Jews unless it satisfied their Rapture fantasies. No to blacks because they should still be in the back of roaring bus that is capitalism serving drinks and being inhumanely servile to people who have crowned themselves superior. No to gays, transgenders and lesbians because these people despite the fact that they serve the nation well in all the things they do cannot fit into the small biblical box of of how gender and sexuality are defined. No to Latinos because they threaten the superiority that comes from numbers no matter how hard they work for the masters of capitalist greed to literally feed a nation where many of its citizens loathe them. No to a woman wanting the same inalienable rights that men have had since time immemorial to have sovereignty over their very own bodies.

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NO! This is the shout of a man who because a black couple moves into his middle class neighborhood; this is the self same shout of a TEA Party member that sees the first man of color elected president as “the Other.” I cannot say loudly enough that the right in America a mostly white, Protestant and male organ in the American political body that has begun to rot and harden against all organs that are unlike it and seeks to consume the rest of the body like a rabid pancreas. This cannot change because once conservatism was the leader in American life, society and politics. Today conservatism is seen as a backward and dysfunctional method of doing political business because it wishes at its very core to deny people the things they need to be free; jobs, health care, respect under the law as free citizens and above all the right to vote.

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In Hindsight
Conservatism now is fleeing the very center of American politics for the “safety” of a suburb carved out of a rural woodland where they can only see people who look like them, think like them and serve the G-d of Wealth they worship. Conservative leaders are no longer civil rights proponents or women’s rights proponents they are the new slaves of billionaire masters. They bring the sumptuous meals to the tables of the Adelsons and the Kochs and are satisfied making soup of napkins with which they wipe their drooling mouths and the bones that are left behind. Faith to them means waiting for some time after death to get their reward; in politics this cannot be the case. The real rewards of politics have to be making the middle class a force again, making people want to be a part of the political process vice trying to find ways to keep them out and truly having America be the nation that everyone respects rather than fears. No political movement can survive by making its base smaller and no community political or otherwise can survive by moving away from the central hubs of power, barricading itself behind walls of bigotry and refusing entry to anyone with new ideas.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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A FULL AND HONEST APOLOGY TO KAY WILSON FROM THE DIS BRIMSTONE DAILY PITCHFORK

Posted in CAVALOR EPTHITH EDITORIALS, DEMON JOURNALIST, GONZO JOURNALISM, JOURNALISM, KAY KISHKUSH WILSON, KRISTINE LUKEN, RETRACTION with tags , , , on 15/09/2013 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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My role here both at this blog in the Living world where you dwell and in the Afterlife here in Hell is to be responsible for every word that is written and printed. Back in late 2010 when Kristine Luken was murdered by two Palestinian religious fanatics I saw a story that wasn’t really there. I became what I most abhor about the 24/7 news cycle and even to place a American popular culture spin on this matter I became the problem in modern journalism rather than the solution. I was the producer screaming for “dirty laundry” in a case that was brutal and horrific enough on its own.

The murder of Kristine Luken and the serious injury of Kay “Kishkush” Wilson was not a major story in December of 2010 but from the perspective of the Consiliul, this newspaper’s Executive Staff, there were too many inconsistencies in the early reports coming out of Israel. Add to this the nature of the organization for which Ms Luken worked shared thoughts turn into full conversations about conspiracies and faults that did not exist rather then a story that was simply another senseless crime against two innocent women who were minding their own business. my major flaw in all of this, other than the fact that I wrote the most damning article, which I fully regret and apologize to Kay Wilson for here in fullthroated sincerity was I did what many hacks in newspapers all over Terra do on a regular basis– I attacked the victim rather than face the inconvenient facts.

As a demon journalist I do prefer the Gonzo style of reporting that we do here at The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork over dry humorless drivel published by other less regarded newspapers here in Hell. We are a band of Progressive/Liberal/Socialist journalists and I make no apologies for this newspaper’s political slant. This newspaper has supported Democratic candidates for their positions and have criticized them when they do not keep the promises they made to gain elected office as any bastion of the Free Press should. But when the words this newspaper publishes are inaccurate and cause harm it is incumbent upon me to take corrective action.

This morning, after a night huddled with lawyers and the entire staff who worked on the Kristine Luken story nearly three years ago, Fredrick Schwartz handed me a piece of paper covered with words in our native tongue, Hellac which stated in plain terms that he was taking responsibility for the effort and thereby was resigning effective immediately. I announced this to the people sitting around the conference table and the small groups of conversations hushed. I tore the paper up and announced that there should be a vote to see if this was the time for me to leave my post as Editor-in-Chief and return to my beloved practice of the Law here in Hell. As the Consiliul is made up of 13 members and I was the member being voted upon 12 secret ballots were cast 3 voted for me to leave, 7 voted for me to remain and 2 abstained from voting. In lieu of termination, I was ordered to surrender one Hellac month’s pay which as is a matter of public record is h! 1000 or in US dollar terms $1,525,334.50. So next month which is the month of 1 Leviathan and is 200 days in length I will take home no pay yet I will discharge my duties with a clear conscience because I feel I have done the proper thing.

With this said I return to my duties as the Editor-in-Chief of this august and respected newspaper refreshed with the knowledge that no matter how long a demon journalist lives there are always lessons to be learned. I will admit this should have been sooner but with the business of running a news gathering organization and the legal rules and issues that we faced in this matter swift was not better. The news waits for no demon so now i must go back to work with the hope that you the readers of this blog can forgive my error as I strive to do a better job than was shown to cause the need for this apology.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Cavalor Epþiþ, Esquire, O.B.R.E., CS, O.D.A.J.[1er], O.Q.H.[Journ.], D.S.V.J., J.F.
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