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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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THE MEDITATORS SPEAK: A RESPONSE TO RON MAPES OF CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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Yesterday Ron Mapes of Concord, New Hampshire wrote the following letter to the editor of the Concord Monitor:

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”– Sen. Barack Obama, March 2006

I think this statement by Obama, failed leader of this nation, pretty much explains to all honest, true red-blooded American patriots who love God and country what exactly is wrong with the United States of America right now. The time for Obama’s impeachment is now; the proof is there many times over. It’s time to get rid of those we elected last time and bring in honest, faithful political leaders who have the guts to get the job done and get it done right the first time.

It’s obvious those we elected last time were bought and paid for, not elected. Wake up and get it right this time.

Mr Mapes selectively quotes then Senator Obama’s speech of 16 March 2006 on the floor of the United States Senate. The full text of that speech is archived here at Snopes.com. The point the letter writer is trying to make is not a simple one, however, We, Ourselves, see the message as very clear. President Obama, to Mr Mapes and millions of other like minded Americans, is not an honest person. To the conservative element bent on having its way despite being a retrograde minority view sees the 44th President of the United States as the antithesis of a “true red blooded American patriot.” The leader of the free world therefore to the far right does not love the G-d that all conservative white Americans worship on this very day. And most definitively this man that was twice elected President does not love the country despite garnering 135 million votes in those two elections and presiding over the most difficult economic recovery in American since the Great Depression.

Mapes says the time for Impeachment of the sitting president is now. We, Ourselves of The Collective and the Meditators feel America, to use a popular colloquialism has bigger fish to fry. We believe that those who believe as this man does are fighting a war long lost on behalf of the memory of those long dead who reaped the benefits of generations of misogyny, bigotry and power concentrated in the hands of a tribally loyal few. The Collective understands that there is huge profit in telling people with closed minds exactly what they want to hear. Rush Limbaugh has made a career of doing just that. We, Ourselves, would ask you, the reader of this post, what has Limbaugh ever offered as a solution to any of the problems that America has today? Better, when his ideology ruled in Washington did he do anything other than to support his side blindly?

The Meditators often ask why people, no matter how tribally motivated do such things? We ask the same question in regard to minority violence in urban centers all across America? But unlike the far right which seeks only to blame others for its ills while offering nothing new as a solution, We Ourselves do strive to put measures forth to stem the suffering of the American middle class. Ron Mapes ideology is not the disease it is a symptom of the inability for a segment of America not to be able to let go of the need to have someone to struggle against vice joining the fight for Progress. Trillions have been wasted on the War on Drugs and the War on Poverty which were doomed without utilizing the proper tools. The solutions to both are legalization and education. To be a member of free society demands both responsibility and sacrifice and to that end ideological conservatives and thugs that want to hurt people and damage property are joined at the hip. Neither see what they are doing to their reputations as a group as harm because they are enjoying their moment in the sun.

Impeachment is not the solution to the problems that Ron Mapes sees that are a cancer in America, because Obama is not the problem. The problem in America now is that the conservative ideologues on Main Street USA have taken the Middle Class hostage piled them onto a train speeding toward a mountain tunnel where the poor are forced to roam and are smiling all the way to the bank with overflowing campaign coffers thanks to Citizens United. If you want more freedom and prosperity in America do not vote for the party that wants to send America back to back alley abortions, racial segregation and criminal prosecutions for LGBT persons; vote for a party that wants all people to be at least middle class and if you falter will be there with a safety net to allow you to reach for the brass ring. Bruce Currie who comments on the letter makes the obvious even more clear:\

This letter illustrates the extent to which some in this country are completely divorced from reality–when it comes to economics, politics, and virtually anything that requires coherent thought. That’s a summary description of those who identify as Tea Party members or their fellow travelers. Ted Cruz and his merry band of pranksters have led the Republican Party to the brink–and are taking the country with it. They’re getting hammered in the polls, and dragging the greater Republican Party down with them. Their recklessness is hurting millions of Americans who depend on the government, and yet we have some here who are cheering them on, and blaming the president and the Democrats for what is entirely the fault of a few extremist Republicans. Have they no appreciation for facts and the truth? Have they no shame?

Does this sound familiar?

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THE MEDITATORS SPEAK: MARK EDWARD NOONAN IS A HYPOCRITE BLINDED BY THE LOSS OF THE DEMONS HE LOVED

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We, Ourselves, of The Collective and The Meditators on all matters metaphysical embrace the decisions made by the Supreme Court of the United States this week regarding marriage equality. Equally, We denounce their decision regarding the Voting Rights Act as a retrograde step that gives hope to bigots that they can control society via the ballot box. Control is a major theme in modern American society as We see it. Corporations want to control the the vast pool of money held in the hands of a powerful few and use it to generate even more money. Marketing firms want to control the minds of American consumers to buy what they do not need yet must have. Religions have ceased to be in the business of “saving souls” and have devolved into the business of saving their political power by way of culture war battles that in the great scheme of things mean very little. it is a sad commentary on the young adulthood of the American republic.

Mark Edward Noonan is a human male who lives near Las Vegas, Nevada. He has admitted that he was not always an ultraconservative, or a libertarian. For most of his life he was a typical average human who wanted the same things most young men want– a person to love who loves him, money and recognition for his accomplishments. Noonan got none of these things and his life became a cycle of depression and desire wrapped in ennui. He took solace, as he has admitted in online pornography and while the Collective sees nothing shameful or wrong with observing adult human sexuality transmitted by digital images using this replace real world relationships is a dangerous path to trek upon. Sad and lonely Mark Edward Noonan turned to the last resort for most people in your time who are desperate for some sort of social interaction that can lead to the physical coupling that is necessary for the mental health of the human organism– the Church.

Like most who are addicted to a destructive behavior Noonan is not simply comforted by his transformation he is compelled to transform others as well. While We, Ourselves, find this an admirable avocation which is to be applauded all sentient beings organized into a society must understand that all actions, even those secret and terrible that many would like to remain hidden, have consequences. In his article at Blogs4Victory this morning, which The Meditators digested slowly, Noonan decries the victories won for advocates of marriage equality in the United States as an infringement on the religion that turned him into a Man from a Loser. he argues that his right to press the source of his transformation from a Loser into a Man into the hearts and minds of his colleagues at work or anywhere else for that matter is being restricted and that that right should be codified into law.

Here is where we find a conundrum that leads into a deep dark trap for anyone who takes their Metaphysics seriously. the desire to control for one’s own purpose to the detriment of the rights of others is a ditch dug with the shovel and mattock of preferential logic and hypocrisy. In their minds these people can hold two polar opposite ideas and to them they seem to compliment one another. The first is that they have the right based upon their beliefs, unproven in any Court of Law or any laboratory of Science, to hold a position of primacy within a society simply because for generations this has been the case. Swiftly it is forgotten by such persons, that Change is the only and singular constant in any social organization. Second, they feel that because they have this right to primacy within a society based solely on tradition and race that they have the right to deny others, with whom they find flaws or by the teachings of their religion they find their behavior abhorrent to religious teachings, their own civil rights. This is the worst of all traps.

Noonan, by his own words says, “Of course, now I want a bit more – I want that really muscular protection for Free Exercise. Rather tired of being pushed around – and so I want laws on the books which make it illegal to attempt to push me around based upon my religious beliefs…and same goes for everyone else. Yes, I realize this will then erect no legal barrier to someone who wants to say that smoking dope is their sacrament, or even that Muslims might want four wives. I’m indifferent to that – my ability to freely exercise my religion trumps all else here and I’ll take the good with the bad.” To Mark Noonan the concept of Free Exercise refers to the Free Exercise of the beliefs that transformed him from a Loser in his own mind to Man in outward appearance to the world at large. It is because he craves the respect of others and recognition for his transformation that he feels that he should have the power, without consequence to spread his message of conversion to all as is taught by his particular belief. The trap here belongs to Us as those who both are at war with Theocracy, in all its forms, and with hypocrisy in all its forms. It would be facile for The Collective to opine that in this case We, Ourselves, find firm footing in Metaphysics and Logic to dictate that those who feel this way should have no rights to do so. Such a thing would be an annoyance to society and make Human beings who did not believe as Noonan does uncomfortable in their quotidian activities. However, to do such a thing would make Us a far greater hypocrite than mark Edward Noonan.

The reality of the matter is that in America Mark Noonan needs no muscular protection for his religion because he has that legal protection already. His upset comes not from that he knows this but that those protections for his religious liberty are limited by the only power in America greater than organized religion– capitalism. This is why this man portrays himself as a Distributist and this bring Us deeper into Mark Noonan’s fallacious hypocrisy.

Distributism, an arcane by product of Noonan’s religious belief, holds the following as central, “Distributism sees the family of two parents and their child or children as the central and primary social unit of human ordering and the principal unit of a functioning distributist society and civilization. This unit is also the basis of a multi-generational extended family, which is embedded in socially as well as genetically inter-related communities, nations, etc., and ultimately in the whole human family past, present and future. The economic system of a society should therefore be focused primarily on the flourishing of the family unit, but not in isolation: at the appropriate level of family context, as is intended in the principle of subsidiarity. Distributism reflects this doctrine most evidently by promoting the family, rather than the individual, as the basic type of owner; that is, distributism seeks to ensure that most families, rather than most individuals, will be owners of productive property. The family is, then, vitally important to the very core of distributist thought.” Mark Noonan believes this and goes the extra mile with this comment on the same article, “My view is that gay marriage would best remain banned – but I’ve also come to the conclusion that marriages, themselves, should not be sanctioned by the State in any way, shape or form. My desire is to as swiftly as possible separate marriage and State (thus making the push for gay marriage moot) while at the same time enacting laws which put very long, sharp and powerful teeth in to our First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion (boiled down, the laws would come out to hold that when in doubt, a person’s claim to free exercise trumps State requirements). As for marriage, itself, that is for Christians and Jews who actually practise their faith and it is up to us – as believers – to make it work as God intended.”

It would be expected that a man who has made a transformation from Loser to Man by virtue of such powerful belief coupled with adherence to Distributism would have a large family of children who soon would be going out into the world spreading the story of their father’s ascendance from the depths in the near future. No, not at all. Noonan has married but he has no children. His life is the antithesis of what he believes and is in chaotic opposition to the very rules by which he says be was transformed. Mark Noonan wants special laws to give his beliefs primacy over all others but he does not believe that two women or two men who are committed to each other should have their marriages recognized by the States in which they reside or by the federal government because these unions do not produce children. Yet his own marriage recognized in every state of the Union has produced none. While there are no laws in his State against his wife performing fellatio on him, or he performing cunnilingus on his wife or both of them engaging in anal sexual intercourse Noonan calls these acts between consenting adults of the same sex “abhorrent.” Why then has this man not exploded from his own hypocrisy?

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THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

Posted in 2016 ELECTIONS, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE LIES, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, POLITICS, THE HELLAC BILL OF RIGHTS, THE IGNORANT TENTH, THE MATING HABITS OF CONSERVATIVES, THE MEDITATORS, THE POWER GRID, THE SKY IS FALLING, THEOCRACY, THEY EXPLAIN IT ALL, UNREST IN AMERICA, VOTER SUPPRESSION, WE SEE YOU, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE with tags , , , , , on 23/03/2013 by Majordomo Pain

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Even now it is still timely . . .

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OUR AMERICAN COUSIN

Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, BIG LABOR, BIGOTRY, BIRTHERISM, BLOGS 4 VICTORY, CAVALOR EPTHITH EDITORIALS, CLINT EASTWOOD, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, DEATH PANELS, ERICK ERICKSON, FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL, FASCISM, FAST & FURIOUS, FEARSPEAK, FETAL PERSONHOOD, FREEDOM, GLBTQ RIGHTS, GLENN BECK, GOP AS A MINORITY PARTY, GOP MELTDOWN, HILLARY CLINTON, HOMOPHOBIA, HOW HELL WORKS, JENNIFER GRANHOLM, JOURNALISM, JUSTICE, MARK EDWARD NOONAN, NAACP, NEOCON1, NEWSBUSTERS, NEWT GINGRICH, OFFICE OF THE TORTURER GENERAL, POLITICS, POOR WHITE TRASH, PRESIDENT OBAMA, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, RELIGIOUS RIGHT, ROCK THE SLUT VOTE, RUSH LIMBAUGH, SARAH PALIN, TEA PARTY, TEA PARTY VIOLENCE, TECTONIC SHIFTS, THE GOP GENDER GAP, THE GREATER FOOL, THE HELLAC BILL OF RIGHTS, THE IGNORANT TENTH, THE MATING HABITS OF CONSERVATIVES, THE WAR ON WOMEN, THEOCRACY, TODD AKIN, UNREST IN AMERICA, VOTER SUPPRESSION, WELFARE REFORM, WELFARE REFORM LIES FROM THE RIGHT, WHITE PRIVILEGE, WORLD NET DAILY, ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE with tags , , on 01/12/2012 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

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As you likely have noticed, the Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork has taken a well deserved break from terrestrial matters over the past few weeks. This respite will continue for a brief period as we shift from American political and social matters, which I as Editor-in-Chief feel are decided at least for the near term, to focus on the larger and more pressing matters that affect all of Terra’s population. The new and more global vision of Hell’s leading daily newspaper will debut on the day many feel the Mayans predicted your planet would cease to exist, 21 December 2012.

Until then our writers will post opinion pieces from time to time about the subjects of their choice. I begin this soft period of transition with a return to American social and political matters. I read this morning at Blogs for Victory a post by Mark Edward Noonan that made me think very deeply about the future of American politics. Mr Noonan, who is keen to make predictions without taking all the myriad forces at play, stares into his conservative crystal ball yet again. This time he looks toward his latter years and even predicts the age of his death, 77 in 2041, and the cause, liberalism:

I’ll have died at the age of 77 of an easily treatable disease which I could not get care for because the National Health Service didn’t have sufficient resources to treat me before the disease went too far.

I’ll have been living from the age of 67 forward in a one-room, government-supplied retirement home which I was forced in to because given the way the economy developed I was never able to secure enough wealth to replace the home I lost in the wake of the 2008 financial crash.

My 401k had been destroyed years previously. First by a government program to start taxing it, secondly by the massive inflation which was necessary to get our annual deficit to become 15% of GDP.

While I officially retired at the age of 67 and started to collect my Social Security (worth about 50% less than it is today because during that bout of inflation the government kept insisting, in spite of rising food and fuel prices, that inflation was non-existent and thus SS payments remained constant in dollar amounts while going down in actual value), I actually quit work at the age of 60 because I found out that by a varied combination of government benefits, I could actually get more income by sitting on my duff than by working 40 hours a week. At that point, it stopped bothering me so much that a cheeseburger costs $12 because Uncle Sam was picking up the tab. Until, that is, they banned the purchase of cheeseburgers in the interests of cutting National Health Service costs.

I did get some exercise from the age of about 57 on because the government mandates on fuel efficiency priced me out of automobile ownership. This resulted in a great deal of walking on my part as the inefficient bus system provided by government didn’t get me to where I needed to be when I needed to be there. I moved out of the suburbs and in to the city center because at least there were stores closer to home: on the other hand, I had to pay higher prices for the basics because government policy was to forbid “big box” stores in the area because they provided “unfair” competition to the small shops.

I found as I entered my 50′s that food was harder to obtain – the price kept rising and there kept being less of it. Various agricultural policies were taking more farm land out of production while various taxes were making the production and consumption of things like beef out of the question. I was given Supplementary Food Insurance which allowed me to buy whole grain bread, government cheese and all the potatoes I could eat.

I got a boost to my health as I gave up cigarette smoking when the banned it outdoors, where I did most of my smoking. Also, even buying generic smokes at the Indian reservation was running me $80 a carton. On the other hand, I found out that ‘Capulco Gold Lights were an admirable substitute, though they did make things a bit hazy; on the plus side, I was permitted to fire up a joint even indoors at work!

My initial reaction to this post was that Noonan was suffering from eating to many sour grapes. However, there is something more deeper and more telling about this post than first met my eyes. The writer is clearly anguished that his worldview has been rejected, in clear electoral terms, by million of people in the United States of America. Terrans like Mr Noonan believed that the election of 2008 and the attendant social struggles that have been championed by the Democratic Party [steps toward single payer health care, tax relief for the middle class, gay rights, worker’s rights, women’s reproductive rights and pay equality] was an historical outlier driven by the desire for minorities and liberal voters to elect the first man of color to the highest office in the land. They did that and nearly immediately forces in the conservative power camp lept into the fray with hundreds of millions of dollars to give birth to the TEA Party which was able to disguise bigotry behind a hood of lowering taxes for the middle class.

Of course, it is well realized now that this was not only a waste of treasure by the Kochs and Adelsons of American conservatism but also a group delusion on the part of their lesser heeled followers. All of the lies failed in the end for the conservatives refused to admit the clearest of truths–their numbers are smaller than the numbers of the coalition built by liberals. Plainly, the right does not know how to attract blacks, gays, Latinos or women to their ranks because their policies have a negative impact on these groups and they will continue to do so as they triple down and move more to the Right.

Noonan believes he will die from the lack of health care to which he can be exposed due to ObamaCare in 2041 at the age of 77. More than likely Mr Noonan will die of stupidity and fear long before that if he continues to believe that his worldview has a national following large enough to have a majority in both houses of Congress. Noonan is angry that his beliefs have been rejected by the voting public and to be fair we likely would have seen a similar reaction from liberals had Obama lost the election. That die has been cast; the American people have spoken and Noonan and the Religious Right and the TEA Party bigots still are far more free than virtually anyone in opposition politically anywhere else on Terra.

The suffering for Mr Noonan must be horrible. His wishes of a Cold War apocalypse where his End Times beliefs would come to fruition were dashed so he joined in the worship of conservatism’s only deity–Ronald Reagan. Years later his own religion was exposed as corrupt as countless priests were found guilty of the sexual abuse of children not only abroad but in the United States. Then comes the criminal behavior of the Bush administration post 9/11 to restrict freedom strictly out of fear that corporations and the wealthy would flee and America bombarded with terror attacks. Now Noonan is staring down a recovery for which a liberal government can take credit with a man of color at the helm. These are dark times for the man who feels that America is devolving into communism when actually what is happening is America is becoming just socialist enough to assure that capitalists continue to be prosperous. As a demon journalist I wish for Mark Edward Noonan, our American cousin, two things, that he have a long life so he can witness all the prosperity to come and that he live in interesting times.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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FROM THE DESK OF THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: WILL AMERICANS ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?

Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, CAVALOR EPTHITH EDITORIALS, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, TEA PARTY, TEA PARTY VIOLENCE, VOTER FRAUD, VOTER SUPPRESSION with tags , , , , on 10/10/2012 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

I was inspired to ask this question for two reasons. The first was the report on the social implications of the 2012 US election outcome made public yesterday by the Office of the Torturer General which points out that unlike 2008, when there was a tangible fear that an Obama loss might spark riots in predominantly black communities, this election were Obama to gain a second term might spark violence from the Right. The second was a combination of resurgent birtherism, the idiotic tweets of former GE CEO Jack Welch questions regarding the unemployment numbers issued last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the conservative blogosphere’s constant drumbeat about polling being skewed toward the Democrats.

The Slate Magazine’s Richard L Hasen wrote an interesting piece about the foundation being laid by Romney surrogates and right wing bloggers to discredit the election results. While the Laal Hethri and the Office of the Torturer General both point out that “widespread black violence” in the event of a Romney victory is unlikely, the chances of militia groups and those white conservatives who harbor bigotries or fears based on the direction they see America going from an ideological perspective has increased tremendously. “There is a canard that whites don’t riot,” Colonel Shuvra Melmikan, spokesdemon for the OTG said to me in my office yesterday. “This is idea shows a reckless disgregard for history. I can point to dozens of times throughout US history where white Americans have rioted, but that seems to be lost in the so called uncivilized times of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Now, in the 21st century middle class white American conservatives have too much to lose materially and they do not have a de facto leader to cause them to take up arms in any effective way. I guarantee you Ser Epthith that if Rush Limbaugh called for violence against the government on the day after an Obama win hundreds if not thousands of white Americans would start to shoot and kill people they see as enemies to their way of life.”

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

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REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITEE SEVERS TIES WITH STRATEGIC ALLIED CONSULTING AFTER VOTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION BEGINS IN FLORIDA

Posted in 2012 US ELECTION, MITT ROMNEY, THE MATING HABITS OF CONSERVATIVES, THE MEDITATORS, VOTER FRAUD, VOTER SUPPRESSION on 27/09/2012 by Majordomo Pain

The Republican National Commitee has abruptly severed all ties with a consulting firm owned and operated by Nathan Sproul, a former Arizona Republican Party director, whose firm is now under investigation for potential voter fraud in the state of Florida. Sproul the head of Lincoln Strategy Group started Strategic Allied Consulting at the request of the RNC because of past allegations of voter fraud. The RNC saw a connection to Lincoln Strategy as being problematic for its brand. SAC was to do voter registration drives in the key swing states of Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina and Florida.

The Nation is reporting SAC turned in over 100 “questionable signatures” on voter registration forms. Sproul formed SAC in June 2012. Before then LSG was hired by Mitt Romney’s campaign to gather signatures during the GOP primaries. For these services LSG was paid $70,000 [h!33 d.326 s. 75] and the payments seemed to have continued coming in from the Romney campaign but instead of to LSG they were made to SAC to the tune of $3.1 million [<del?h10573 d.399 s. 0] on the orders of the RNC. Sproul’s firm LSG has been accused of dumping Democratic Party registrations in the past. Sproul’s name was not listed on any of the SAC corporate filings for the firm based in Glen Allen, VA.

from the LA Times:

The RNC’s rapid decision to distance itself from the company derailed a major voter registration drive just six weeks before the presidential election, which could hinge on voter turnout in about eight battleground states. It also comes as Republicans around the country have sought to make voter fraud an issue, in part by pressing for voter identification laws.

In Florida, the state party fired the firm on Tuesday after election workers in Palm Beach County discovered numerous registration forms that appeared to be filled out in the same handwriting, some including wrong addresses and birthdays. Some of the forms switched addresses and party registrations, including changes from Democratic or independent to Republican, said county elections supervisor Susan Bucher.

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