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THE SATURDAY AFTERNOON POST: A LOOK BACK AT AN HISTORICAL MONTH IN AMERICA

Posted in CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE COWARDICE, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HATRED OF BLACKS, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, DIANE VALENCEN OPINIONS, OBAMACARE, POLITICS, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, SAME SEX MARRIAGE, THE CULTURE WARS, THE SATURDAY RANT, THINGS THAT MAKE CONSERVATIVES ANGRY, WE SEE YOU with tags , , , , on 27/06/2015 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

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As I sit here in my home relaxing after a very nice brunch with Veronica, I can’t help but think about history. Not just any history but the history of my former nation the United States of America and how it has been intertwined with the history of this newspaper. In just sixty-one days The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork will celebrate its tenth anniversary as a progressive and hard hitting news blog. Our very first story in late August 2005 was about the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Cavalor Epthith [q c p n!] made it clear after the first week that this blog was a work in progress and that our mission was not to change the minds of people but to “simply make them think.”

Well, people are thinking, some of them hopefully many of the more than a million that have read these pages, are. Cavalor after the first year said he was willing to keep the digital version of the paper alive for five Terran years and in that last few months before the fifth anniversary he would review our efforts and decide if it should continue for another five years. After the election of President Barack Obama and all the reporting the staff had done on the failure of the Iraq War there was a feeling of certainty that the plug would not be pulled.

On 29 August 2010 Cavalor said, “We simply cannot stop now just when things are getting interesting.” Oh, how much more interesting things have gotten since that day. This month has seen tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina as nine black Christians were murdered by a white supremacist terrorist and triumph as the United States’ Supreme Court upheld Obamacare and decided that same sex couples have marriage rights in all fifty states of the Union. Despite conservative warnings that the nation would tear itself apart if either of these decisions came to pass it is business as usual from Washington to Los Angeles on this fine morning.

So as is in my nature I’ve taken my victory lap over these two decisions, said a quiet prayer to the Fates on behalf of the grieving families of the victims in Charleston and gone back to the work that I am tasked to do here– looking for threads in the reports of news from all over Terra. There is still much work to do and Cavalor knows this best of all. Just yesterday he brought the staff in for a meeting about what we will be doing here digitally for the 2016 election. “So we’re not shutting up shop in late August?” I asked smiling. “Not a chance,” he said, “things are just getting interesting.”

More impressions from the staff on five more years of The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork follow over the rest of your week end.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.
Editorial Page Editor
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
54 Hov’ish 3 AS

POLITICS IN THE BUFF: SANDY RIOS AND THE PILLARS OF CONSERVATIVE STUPIDITY

Posted in CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, POLITICS, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS on 24/01/2015 by sarahbloch

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Conservative talk show host [ugh, still have to say that] Sandy Rios on her show Wednesday conversed with callers that while they did not know where the United States Air Force Academy was, they were sure that President Obama was using “Islamist code” in his Monday night delivery of his 2015 State of the Union address. The caller stated that Obama was wrong on the location of the USAF Academy that it was in Fort Collins not 133 miles away in Colorado Springs. The Air Force assures me that the academy hasn’t moved; it’s still in Colorado Springs.

The lack of accurate information aside let’s get to the real batshit crazy nature of this conversation. Rios says during the segment, “The other thing he said that I caught, he has done this before, you know there are five pillars of Islam, and he used the term ‘pillars’ again in his speech last night. Actually, President Obama used the word “pillar” exactly one time in his speech and it was in this context [emphasis mine.–S.B.]:

“That’s why, over the past six years, we’ve done more than ever before to combat climate change, from the way we produce energy, to the way we use it. That’s why we’ve set aside more public lands and waters than any administration in history. And that’s why I will not let this Congress endanger the health of our children by turning back the clock on our efforts. I am determined to make sure American leadership drives international action. In Beijing, we made an historic announcement — the United States will double the pace at which we cut carbon pollution, and China committed, for the first time, to limiting their emissions. And because the world’s two largest economies came together, other nations are now stepping up, and offering hope that, this year, the world will finally reach an agreement to protect the one planet we’ve got.

There’s one last pillar to our leadership — and that’s the example of our values.

As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we’re threatened, which is why I’ve prohibited torture, and worked to make sure our use of new technology like drones is properly constrained. It’s why we speak out against the deplorable anti-Semitism that has resurfaced in certain parts of the world. It’s why we continue to reject offensive stereotypes of Muslims — the vast majority of whom share our commitment to peace. That’s why we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. We do these things not only because they’re right, but because they make us safer.”

This one reference is some sort of Islamist code? For this to be the case then no other President must have ever used the word except to tip off ISIS that it’s time to come to America to install Sharia law because the Americans are ripe for the picking. Sorry President Obama Sandy Rios has foiled your plan for American domination by global jihadists. What? There’s no such plot? Any good conservative would want to see proof right?

“Fortunately, we and our allies have rediscovered the strength of our common democratic values, and we’re applying them as a cornerstone of a comprehensive strategy for peace with freedom. In London last year, I announced the commitment of the United States to developing the infrastructure of democracy throughout the world. We intend to pursue this democratic initiative vigorously. The future belongs not to governments and ideologies which oppress their peoples, but to democratic systems of self-government which encourage individual initiative and guarantee personal freedom.

But our strategy for peace with freedom must also be based on strength—economic strength and military strength. A strong American economy is essential to the well-being and security of our friends and allies. The restoration of a strong, healthy American economy has been and remains one of the central pillars of our foreign policy. The progress I’ve been able to report to you tonight will, I know, be as warmly welcomed by the rest of the world as it is by the American people.

We must also recognize that our own economic well-being is inextricably linked to the world economy. We export over 20 percent of our industrial production, and 40 percent of our farmland produces for export. We will continue to work closely with the industrialized democracies of Europe and Japan and with the International Monetary Fund to ensure it has adequate resources to help bring the world economy back to strong, noninflationary growth.”

Okay conservatives would you like to take a guess which President made that statement during his State of the Union address. Need a hint? The address was delivered to a joint session of Congress on 25 January 1983.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
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Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
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108 Melnar 3 AS

BOEHNER REELECTED SPEAKER; TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVES IN RICTUS

Posted in POLITICS on 06/01/2015 by sarahbloch

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Only 24 Republicans in the end voted against Boehner. More here from the Washington Post. Already the conservative blogs are reporting on the story. Breitbart in an attempt to help fan the flames against Boehner ran an article about Florida representative Daniel Webster running against the Speaker. The dumbest man in the Internet, Jim Hoft, has yet to mention the news choosing instead to wave the banner of bigotry focusing on the two cops in New York City who were shot during a response to a robbery call in the Bronx.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
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Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
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THE VOTE FOR US HOUSE SPEAKER: THE 2015 CALM BEFORE THE 2016 STORM

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, JOHN BOEHNER, POLITICS, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS, TEA PARTY on 06/01/2015 by sarahbloch

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My colleague Fred Schwartz thought the 2008 Republican national Convention was going to be a disaster. Even then he saw that the collision between the far right and the establishment GOP were on a collision course that could lead to the end of them as a national party. While the odds of the GOP securing the White House in 2016 remain slim the doomsday predictions for the House and Senate haven’t come to pass.

The GOP have quietly become a major force in midterm elections precisely because of those far right conservative supporters of candidates that incorrectly call themselves republicans. The TEA Party, as an umbrella organ with those conservatives disillusioned with the Establishment GOP, will be the death of the Grand Old Party shortly after their defeat in the 2016 presidential election cycle. Mid term elections serve as cauldrons that pour forth the fears and hypocrisy for the conservative base and allow them to broaden their legislative branch power. Presidential elections focus the media spotlight on the ugly truth or the bigotry, misogyny and homophobia that are needed by the Establishment GOP to get their ultra conservative base of 40 million voters lathered into a frenzy.

Today John Boehner stands at the crossroads of the death of the GOP. There can be three outcomes as he seeks to remain House Speaker. There can be a Boehner victory on the first ballot. This is the likely outcome. There can be a defection from him of enough votes to force a second ballot or more which would still see Boehner win. Then, horrifically, Boehner could lose the vote many ballots down the line. This would be the de facto lighting of the fuse that would see the GOP fracture at its center. And who’s to say that Democrats in an act of bold partisan politics wouldn’t support a crackpot like Louis Gohmert on the first ballot just to make things interesting?

The Establishment GOP would then be forced to come to the center and jettison those from its ranks with TEA Party loyalty. The problem with this would be that several of the bright lights of the GOP for the 2016 nomination are in lockstep with the TEA Party. Gone would be Ted Cruz and likely Marco Rubio to a new third party. That would be the best case scenario for the GOP.

Schwartz mentioned in 2008 that the GOP convention could look like the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention. were Rubio and Cruz still in the running and Jeb Bush ushered in the backdoor through smoky room dealings the rank and file on the convention floor could rebel, especially in Southern and Western states. The public meltdown would be a national embarrassment for the GOP and the implosion would resonate into an electoral landslide for not only the Democratic nominee in the national but far down the ticket. This event, over the next five election cycles in state elections, could be the unwinding of the control that Republicans have had at the state level for nearly a decade.

That is why I see this vote today as more than posturing for 2016. It may be the first shot of a civil war between the Establishment and the TEA Party that will be bloody and ugly and played out on your televisions over the next 23 months.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
Amici Bax Demvolu Comnu
Politics & Culture Wars Managing Editor
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
91 Melnar 3 AS

EXPLAINING HOW HELL WORKS TO A CONSERVATIVE

Posted in 2014 ELECTIONS, 2016 ELECTIONS, CIVIL RIGHTS, CLASS WARFARE, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, CRAZY FLORIDA, DEATH PANELS, DIVERSITY, DOOMSDAY PREPPERS, FOX NEWS, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, FREEDOM, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN CONTROL, GUN RAMPAGE, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HELLAC CAMPAIGN TO END BIGOTRY, HELLAC COURT SYSTEM, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, HUNTER S THOMPSON, IMMIGRATION REFORM, IMPEACHMENT, IN HINDSIGHT, NEOCON1, POLITICS, POOR WHITE TRASH, PRESIDENT OBAMA, PRIEST SEXUAL ABUSE, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, REVISIONIST HISTORY, RUSH LIMBAUGH, SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE, SANDY HOOK MEMORIAL, TEA PARTY, TEA PARTY SOUL CRIMES, TEA PARTY SUICIDE, TEA PARTY VIOLENCE, TECTONIC SHIFTS, TERRA EX REL HELL V UNITED STATES, TERRA IMMORTALIS, THE AMERICAN TALIBAN, THE BLAZE, THE CANCER OF HATE, THE GREATER FOOL, THE HELLAC BILL OF RIGHTS, THE IGNORANT TENTH, THE ORIGIN OF MODERN AMERICAN CONSERVATISM, THE SKY IS FALLING, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEOCRACY, THINGS THAT MAKE CONSERVATIVES ANGRY, UNREST IN AMERICA, WE SEE YOU, WHITE LIKE ME, WHITE PRIVILEGE, WILLIAM J LOGAN JR, WORLD NET DAILY, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE with tags , , , , , on 21/07/2014 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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After being handed his ass by one of the smart kids in the room, Neocon1, a banned former commenter at Blogs for Victory and regular commenter at Glen Beck’s The Blaze, replied the following to Sarah Bloch our culture wars writer regarding Hillary Clinton’s defense of a client accused of rape in 1975:

and you call your self a compassionate human being and a woman?
Then I hope you or your daughter get brutally raped by two men, beaten half to death, then have some complete scumbag bloodsucking lawyer call you a whore responsible for the crime against you…..then come back then and sing the virtues of hillary…….

I would expect any good attorney to attack the investigation, the evidence, the police, but to LIE, disparage, and brutally attack a poor 12yo girl is beyond the pale…but hey you and your ilk freely MURDER your babies so why would you feel any different for a 12yo?
Ghouls who will one day be in the REAL Hell not the fantasy land you play in today…

Sarah, ever the professional journalist replied:

I am a compassionate Human being Neocon1. This is why I can allow your post to stand and not go running back to my beads crying outrage about someone wishing rape on me and my child or feigning faux outrage about my country being disparaged.
She wasn’t a scumbag lawyer as you put it she gave her client the same legal defense that anyone should get under the circumstances. I do find it very interesting sir that even the slightest changes to gun laws, that allow you to keep your guns but challenge their universal sale to adults who simply have the cash and the ability to walk out of an auditorium brings out the truly acidic and ghoulish responses against shooting victims but yet you feel because you are judge, jury and executioner a man accused is a man guilty.

Were this your son accused of this brutal crime I would hope that you would want someone to be as vigorous in his defense. Clinton simply followed the findings of the state psychologist who determined that the girl had sexual fantasies of a nature advanced for her age in their professional opinion and would have testified to that finding under oath. To sweep this under the table would have been a crime which would have lead to Clinton, or any other attorney appointed by a court as defense counsel to be disbarred. The United States Constitution is designed to keep the the justice system from becoming a star chamber and to protect citizens, even those found guilty from the cruel and unusual punishment that conservatives lust for so deeply for anyone they feel has deviated from their Dominionist morality. You and those who think like you are no different from apostate Muslims who in their hearts believe they are “chosen” and that Allah commands them to murder. Stop being a Christianist and work on being a Christian and you will see that the Progressives are doing the work of the guy you say you worship.

Now that is top class . . .

I had to chime in and I’m sure others here will as well:

Neocon1 you once again give me a look inside the head of a conservative. This isn’t about politics to you guys anymore. Religion or your moral beliefs isn’t really the important [see Nancy Reagan’s infidelity and Ronald Reagan’s affair with an 18 year old coed for more] factor. This is about the control of society and those things are only tools to be used to live as you wish while keeping others from what you have. The conservative way is nothing more than an orgy of “do as I say not as I do.” it is a lie wrapped in lovely Jim and Tammy sets, Jerry Falwell brimstone sermons, Catholic Mass incense and a pretense of love and affection for Israel and the Jewish people until you don’t need them after the Rapture. And even that’s a front to keep the poor white trash sending TBN preachers their hard earned gelt to make sure they get to hold the whip hand after Death.

Sad and shitty to wish rape on a woman who I, personally, saw weep and light a candle for your grandchild when you were going through troubling times. And no Sarah doesn’t need your apology America just needs to be rid of the archaic people like you who think they are self made, morally pure and chosen over all others because they are straight white and male. Let me give you a news flash Neocon1 the Creator of the Universe loves all of us–equally. Now how does that fit into your worldview?

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Of course Neocon1 will say for the 863,191st time that we are Christian haters, anti-white bigots and communist faggot sympathizers. Well, actually no we aren’t any of those derisive things. We would appreciate it if as the linked post states conservatives would actually act more like Christians. Real Christians not the dime store made in the Confederacy version that gave you Birthers, TEA Partiers and the Palin 2016 crowd. For fuck;s sake people have an original thought in your heads that you didn’t hear from Rush, Hannity or read at the Drudge Report. Stop being more concerned about the abortion of a woman you don’t know and help your fucking next door neighbor who’s struggling. Stop being so concerned about two people you don’t know of the same sex getting married and help by strengthening your own marriage. Cease being bigots about immigration and embrace just how wonderful the diversity in America truly is. Quit wishing it would all just go to shit in a class and ideological civil war just because you are in the last twenty years of your life and you are jealous that there will be more history after you are gone. I beg of you conservative Americans stop being moralizing vessels for hate and start being HUMAN BEINGS. Your very Soul depends on your actions.

Pax Terra!

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THE MEDITATORS SPEAK: JOSIE CUNNINGHAM AND THE ETHICS OF FAME OBSESSION

Posted in ABORTION RIGHTS, ADVERTISING, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FAME OBSESSION, JOSIE CUNNINGHAM, METAPHYSICS, POLITICS, THE MEDITATORS with tags on 21/04/2014 by Majordomo Pain

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In Our ongoing study of metaphysics, one question remains constant, “What is ultimately there?” As an inexact science, metaphysics and its practitioners are faced with this question time an again. The science lends itself well to the study of popular culture on Terra because of this constantly reoccurring, and reinforcing, question.

Josie Cunningham

In the United Kingdom city of Leeds, 23 year old Josie Cunningham faces a dilemma that has caught the eye of many who discuss and debate the Culture Wars on the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean. Cunningham has popularized herself, albeit on a very minor level, by being a model and a high end prostitute. Conservatives, We, Ourselves, understand do not condone sex outside of marriage and for this Ms Cunningham has one strike against her. Adding to this Cunningham who is pregnant by a footballer was offered an opportunity to be a part of the cast of Channel 5’s reality show Big Brother.

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A deeper dilemma brews as Josie, who is ravenously fame obsessed, has decided to go to the greatest extreme to stay in the limelight. Cunningham who eighteen weeks pregnant is willing to abort her fetus so that she can appear on this television programme. This public announcement about a personal health matter can only be seen by The Meditators as a publicity stunt of the worse order. While, We, Ourselves, are adamant and steadfast in Our support of a woman’s right to choose, this situation is dark with its divergence from Our own beliefs. Having uttered this opinion, We, Ourselves, of The Collective cannot condemn Josie Cunningham for her desire to be the center of attention and have to remind all those who have cast stones at her that this decision, to get an abortion at a private clinic, is supported by the man who fertilized her, this according to Cunningham, however.

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What is causing a lack of clarity among The Meditators is Cunningham’s obsession with fame. Is this lust, and yes it is a lust, for the public disdain or appreciation so great that it would cause a young woman to go to such a great extreme? Apparently, so. Josie Cunningham’s crime to Us is not that she wants to have an abortion, but that she is blind to the point that she would be willing to do literally any thing just so people liek you the readers of this blog would be thinking about her. The actions of a few people have often changed history on Terra; this is not one of those cases.

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We, Ourselves, of The Collective and The Meditators, opine that Josie Cunningham has a right to get an abortion, legally, for the reasons she has set forth. We also opine that no one has to like her for this decision as it does not affect them directly. We, Ourselves still stand on the ideal that women do have sovereignty over their bodies. However, this action will guarantee Cunningham infamy which in its own way is a form of fame and We must speak these words, “No one has a right to be famous.”

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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

Posted in 2014 ELECTIONS, 2016 ELECTIONS, ABORTION RIGHTS, ADVERTISING, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, AMERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY, ANDREW BRIETBART, ANGRY OLD WHITE MEN, BAD JOURNALISM, BIG LABOR, BIGOTRY, BREITBART, BREITBART IS STILL DEAD, CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IN AMERICA?, CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, CIVIL RIGHTS, CLASS WARFARE, CLIVEN BUNDY, CONSERVATIVE ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM, CONSERVATIVE BIGOTRY, CONSERVATIVE DESPERATION, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HEADS EXPLODING, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE OBSESSION WITH SEX, CONSERVATIVE RESISTANCE TO FACT CHECKING, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, CURRENT EVENTS, DEATH PANELS, DEBT CEILING, DOOMSDAY PREPPERS, DREAM ACT, ERIC HOLDER, FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL, FASCISM, FEARSPEAK, FETAL PERSONHOOD, FOX NEWS, FREEDOM, FUNDAMENTALISTS ACTING BADLY, GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GLENN BECK, GONZO JOURNALISM, GOP, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, GUN CONTROL, GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA, HAPPINESS, HATE, HELL V. UNITED STATES, HELLAC CAMPAIGN TO END BIGOTRY, HERITAGE FOUNDATION, HILLARY CLINTON, HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT 2016, HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON 2016, HOMOPHOBIA, HOT MESS, HOW HELL WORKS, HOW THE RIGHT SEES THE 47%, HUMAN BEAUTY, HUMAN BEINGS, HUMAN RIGHTS, IMMIGRATION REFORM, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, KARL ROVE, KEL'HESH'AR, LAAL HETHRI, LEGALIZE ADULT SEX WORK IN AMERICA, LIHEAP, MILEY CYRUS, MURDER SUICIDE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE, OBAMACARE, OBESITY IN AMERICA, OCCUPY DC, OCCUPY WALL STREET, OFFICE OF THE TORTURER GENERAL, PASTOR CHARLES PHELPS, PASTOR JACK SCHAAP, PASTOR TERRY JONES, PAUL RYAN, POLITICS, POLITICS IN THE BUFF, PRESIDENT OBAMA, PROGRESSIVES ON THE MARCH, REALITY CHECK, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, RUSH LIMBAUGH, RUSSIAN ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY LAWS, SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS, SARAH PALIN, SEX, TEA PARTY, TECTONIC SHIFTS, TED CRUZ, THE AMERICAN TALIBAN, THE BEST OF TERRAN TV, THE BEST OF THE WEB, THE BLAZE, THE CANCER OF HATE, THE CULTURE WARS, THE GOP GENDER GAP, THE GREATER FOOL, THE HELLAC BILL OF RIGHTS, THE IGNORANT TENTH, THE SKY IS FALLING, THE TRIBALISM REPORT, THE WAR ON THE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEOCRACY, THINGS THAT MAKE CONSERVATIVES ANGRY, TIM WISE, TODD AKIN, TOO BIG TO FAIL, TWERKING, U.S. ECONOMY, UNREST IN AMERICA, VOTER SUPPRESSION, WE DON'T HAVE TO MAKE THIS SHIT UP, WE SEE YOU, WHITE PRIVILEGE, WINGNUT ROUNDUP, WOMEN'S RIGHTS with tags , , , on 16/04/2014 by sarahbloch

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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.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
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