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AND NOW BACK TO THE NEWS

Posted in 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 STUPID EMAIL FORWARDS, CONSERVATIVE VIOLENCE, CONSERVATIVES ARE OLD AND DYING AND SCARED, COUNTER-SHAI'TANISM, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FRED SCHWARTZ OPINIONS, IN HINDSIGHT with tags , , , , , , on 25/02/2015 by Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H. [Journ.]

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From time to time the bickering, for lack of a better word, with conservatives whether here or at their sites, can be fun. After this last exchange with Tim, Neocon1 and Jeremiah at Views From the Right Side this week I was left feeling a little bitter. I will make this short and sweet. What I get paid to do is verify the information that comes in and package it for our readers. I am a researcher and a journalist that prides himself both on his accomplishments and has learned from his failures.

In this case, I have failed. Not in the meaningless and pointless arguments with people who’s minds will never be changed at their blogs, but you, our readers. The progressive cause is not one that wants to take the rights of people away. On the contrary, Progressives want to use the government and its power and purse to make the lives of Middle Class Americans better. Just listening last night to Senator Elizabeth Warren and representative Elijah Cummings talk about what they want to do to help the bruised, battered and ever shrinking Middle Class gave me more than a little hope. I should be writing editorials about what those who I think have the best solutions to America’s problems; not screaming at the top of my lungs at people who have no grasp upon reality. The stories you should have been glued to over the past few weeks should have been about the alleged “black sites” in Chicago and ever deeper writing about the Mette rape case and the corruption in the South Dakoya Department of Social Services.

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In Hindsight

I will do better for you. In the end you, the young Progressives in America, are the reason why I do this and I apologize for losing sight of the real reason I am here. So, for the record, and since they will never change their minds, turn their back on bigotry, or even ever admit that their political ideology restricts Americans from living their lives in Freedom and with Justice I have this parting commentary. “Enjoy your petty blog comments victories, your self aggrandizement and even your bloviating conservative media icons. If you think you are winning the hearts and minds of young Americans you are more than delusional you are insane. You are the same people who a short five years ago said that same sex marriage would never be legal in a majority of states. Look where we are now with 37 states and the District of Columbia. You are the same voices that shouted epithets at children as they walked to schools decades ago. You, conservatives are the past; Progressives are the future.”

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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RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA: THE FIRING OF PAT BUCHANAN AND THE WHITE GENERATION BORN WHEN THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT TOOK HOLD IN AMERICA

Posted in CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, DIANE VALENCEN OPINIONS, PAT BUCHANAN, POLITICS, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, WHITE PRIVILEGE with tags , , , , , , , on 25/02/2012 by Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.

I remember, many years ago watching the CBS Evening News while Pat Buchanan was seeking the GOP nomination for President in 1992, a Buchanan supporter put his KKK membership card right in front of the camera for all of America to see. Buchanan has always appealed to the white nationalists in America, as if there needs to be a National Association for the Advancement of White People. As if white Americans have not had the economic, social and political E-Ticket for more than 200 years. Now with Buchanan’s firing from MSNBC in light of his new book’s [Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?] frank and vitriolic musings on “the good ole days” of segregated America, his white first base is reacting in the manner expected.

The majority of those that support Buchanan come from a terrified generation of white Americans. They are the very first to see their power and privilege as the grassroots of American society torn away by progressive legislation and court decisions. The generation born in the same year as Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka [347 U.S. 483 (1954)] grew up in age of nearly unchallenged white privilege. They came to understand, especially in the South, that their “way of life” was tied to their race and their religion. Now to be reasonable all whites born in 1954 in America are not bigots, nor are they white supremacists, nor do they support the ideology that Pat Buchanan sells to his base. Many, however, as they watched in their youth wave after wave of social change in America see this change as an affront. These are the people who now are howling about Buchanan and his bigotry being booted from MSNBC.

Those whites born in 1954 are now in the late 50s. They watched, as young adults, as their parents raged against the Civil Rights movement and its threat to their unearned privilege. By the time Roe v. Wade [410 U.S. 113 (1973)] was decided and the Vietnam War was coming to a humiliating end in the spring of 1975, those whites who were drawn in to the Republican Party by way of the “Southern Strategy” now saw Liberalism, the driving force behind every great society’s success as an enemy to their comfort and station in a nation that was supposed to be the most free on Terra.

This generation of white, conservative, devoutly Christianist, twentysomethings provided the soil that the seed of the modern Far Right conservative, and white supremacist, movement would take its fertilizer. On their televisions, they could see the continued changes in American society that horrified them and their parents alike. Busing was still an issue as education segregation made the Federal Government a new enemy just as blacks and feminists had become in the 1970s. Out of this planting came the rise of the Christian Coalition and a new way to express the grief and bigotry that conservative whites felt without risking their “reputations” being tarnished by the use of politically incorrect langauge.

The very phrase politically incorrect needs to be observed here because even that phrase is code for white privilege. This code phrase allows bigots to decry a social injustice, to whites in this case, that they are not allowed to use language to abuse those over whom they once held virtually unchecked social sway. In their early lifetimes, the Brown generation of whites saw the rock solid foundation as their race and religious beliefs cracked and partially removed by the potential of being ostracized by those with money and power who cannot risk having those with antiquated opinions on race risking their corporate or professional image. In a short 25 years, the base that most vehemently supports Pat Buchanan today went from being able to call a man on the street a nigger, to risking losing everything by making such a statement.

The election of Ronald Wilson Regan as the 40th President of the United States in 1980 relieved a bit of the pressure that was building up in the angry masses of conservative whites even though Reagan was not a conservative at all by today’s standards. Were Reagan running today in the field of candidates seeking to unseat America’s first black President he would be seen as a Republican In Name Only, a RINO. The anger of the Far Right today would not be very accommodating at all to Mr Reagan’s cool manner that propelled him into power in 1980. Today the Far Right is only interested in trying to expand their base by linking President Obama, as the “Other,” to the most destructive economic crisis since the Great Depression. To do this, however, they need someone who espouses their racial and religious beliefs and to this point they have no one who fits the bill.

The disappointment in the lack of racial support within the GOP was the reason there is a TEA Party today. The TEA Party is no more about taxes than the GOP is about the values of Lincoln. The TEA Party is a direct reaction by the same whites born in and around 1954 to the social pressure they feel in 2012. They do want the nation of their parents back. They are concerned about what being white will mean in the adult lives of their grandchildren and they fear that the entire world is arrayed against them. The Courts, the Congress, and the White House to this group are in a vast and insidious conspiracy to undermine their “way of life.” The firing of Pat Buchanan to them isn’t a boss deciding that he’s done with a man that has become an advertising risk; Buchanan’s departure to the conservatives of this era and many from even more recent eras, is a breach of their 1st amendment rights.

And this brings me to the Constitution the document white conservatives love to wrap themselves in today as if it were a shield against the coming Brown storm. Like they do with their religious beliefs, these conservatives take a buffet style approach to the crowning document of American government. I have an opinion that they really don’t care about the words in the US Constitution, but rather, they wish for the time that the document was drafted. Buchanan supporters white supremacist and conservative alike would prefer blacks as slaves, women as kept and working only in the home, the landed white males as the only full citizens holding the franchise and change as something that is too far off to be considered a threat to their comfort. Fortunately for America change has been gaining in speed socially in the last 100 years. Everyone who reaches voting age has the franchise and can run for elected office. Women are powerful forces outside the home in business, science, politics and religion. And in the White House is a charismatic, intelligent black man who is the head not only the Executive Branch of government but the head of a beautiful family. It is that last fact that outrages the Buchanan Bigots the most and why Mr Buchanan and his 18th Century ideals were not fit for MSNBC. But hey, there’s always Fox.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Diane Valencen, D.S.V.J., O.Q.H [Journ.], ArF J., M.F.
Editorial Page Editor
The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork
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THE SLIPPERY SLOPE OF FETAL PERSONHOOD IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

Posted in CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, FEARSPEAK, FETAL PERSONHOOD, GOP MELTDOWN, HOW HELL WORKS, SEX, TEA PARTY, THEOCRACY, Uncategorized, VULCA, WHITE PRIVILEGE with tags , , , , , , , , , on 22/02/2012 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

I could not enjoy a late supper at Vulca last night with two of my colleagues from the paper without being interrupted and ask a legal question about Virginia’s bid to enact a fetal personhood law. The questions came like a shower of brimstone. “Would it pass federal scrutiny?” “Is it legal?” “Could fetuses enter into contracts?” And there were sillier and worse questions that I will not even go into at this time.

By the time Joy Sellinger, a junior partner at Pinchon-Davies, the legal experts retained by The Dis Brimstone Daily Pitchfork, plopped down next to Diane Valencen I looked down at my cold, half eaten leepoo cordon bleu and explained a few things. I set down my knife and fork, wiped my mouth and picked up the wine glass and drained the wonderful Medoc that had been suggested by Claudette Teroux, Vulca’s sommelier. I turned my head and cast my gaze upon Ms Sellinger and I spoke.

“What do you think the purpose of fetal personhood legislation is in the United States?”

Sellinger thought for a oment like any good trial lawyer would do and said, “To use emotion to prevent women from having abortions.”

I cocked my head to the side and replied, “Joy, stop thinking like a member of the Hellac Bar for one minute.” I leaned toward her and whispered, “The purpose is to increase a decreasing dempgraphic. That is the bigger picture. That is what all the anti-contraception law talk is about; demographic shifts which in an age of nearly universal suffrage means voting power which is legislative power that was once held firmly in the hands of a certain group. Seeing the decline in birth rates among this privileged group and the radical increase in birth rates among those who have never held the scepter of power in the United States the States, severally due to conservative turn in state legislatures of recent are trying to slow the March of Time.”

Sellinger looked at me wide eyed. I held up a hand so she would not stop my chain of thought, “Consider an undocumented worker form say, Guatemala, in the Commonwealth of Virginia who is 19 years old and becomes pregnant with twins. According to Virginia HB 1 her fetuses are now free to ‘ enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of the Commonwealth, subject only to the laws and constitutions of Virginia and the United States, precedents of the United States Supreme Court, and provisions to the contrary in the statutes of the Commonwealth.’ That is they are de jure citizens, the are the ‘Natural Unborn,’ of both the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States of America, from the moment of conception. This then does more to tear down the hope that the ‘browning of America’ can be slowed because there is no measure that demands non brown women have more pregnancies. Conservatives who write such legislation still believe that there are more of those who think like them and that their women are still getting pregnant, but choosing to abort, and in this they are patently incorrect. If they wanted to pass a rule to increase their number they simply need to mandate that conservative women must get pregnant beofre the age of 21 and never have an abortion.”

“That would be illegal!” Sellinger snapped.

“Precisely,” I said and I picked up my plate and waived a waiter over to reheat my meal.

QWu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Cavalor Epþiþ, Esquire, O.B.R.E., O.D.A.J.[1er], O.Q.H.[Journ.], D.S.V.J., J.F.
Editor-in-Chief
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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FROM THE DESK OF THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: CALLISTA GINGRICH MUST EXPLAIN WHY SHE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH A MARRIED MAN

Posted in 2012 GOP PRIMARIES, 2012 US ELECTION, AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, CALLISTA GINGRICH, CAVALOR EPTHITH EDITORIALS, COUNTER-THEOCRACY, DAWN PATROL, DRUDGE REPORT, FEARSPEAK, HOW HELL WORKS, JUSTICE, KOCH BROTHERS, NEWT GINGRICH, POLITICS, PRESIDENT OBAMA, RACE AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, SEX, TEA PARTY, THEOCRACY with tags , , , , , , , on 20/01/2012 by Cavalor Epthith, Esquire, D.S.V.J

As a demon journalist, I have seen many topics of discussion grip the Human Mind over the past several centuries. Political scandal has the power to turn calm citizens into fiery partisans when they smell the blood of the opposition in the water. At no time was that more emphatically presented than when President William Jefferson Clinton was caught having oral sexual intercourse with Monica Lewinsky. Clinton survived Impeachment and his own tap dance with perjury to go on to become what many historians both here in Hell and on Terra consider among the best of the American leaders of the 20th Century. Others who did not reach the lofty heights of the Oval office in that time and since have not fared as well.

We have watched and written about the Mark Sanford’s infamous hike of the Appalachian Trail by way of Buenos Aires and John Edwards’ love child with Rielle Hunter. I watched as the political career of Eliot Spitzer a man whom I respected greatly devolved into a rotting suet of tawdry details as his penchant for escorts was revealed. John Ensign and David Vitter did nothing to help the reputation of Congress by their actions or the cover ups involving their extramarital affairs soaked in political gamesmanship. What I have learned is that men in powerful positions politically often find te lure of lust more powerful than the vows they have taken before the deity of their choice.

Today, America faces many serious problems and they will not be solved with sound bites or bloggers who simply want to fuel the religious, racial or political bigotry of their base. If ever there was a time for a moderate in American political leadership it is today. I am certain that somewhere in the United States there is a better woman or man for the job of President of the United States than Barack Obama; some that is truly outside of the corporate greed and partisan foolishness that the inner workings of Washington have come to rely upon for the last 150 odd years. Sadly, that person is not being offer to the American people by the corporate interests that are jockeying for the rewards of the new global economy to come. Once Europe heals its woes brought upon by the narrow-minded thinking of conversion to the Euro without structures within the Community to assure that debts get paid and business as usual regarding fiscal laziness are replaced with a Union wide growth foundation plan there will be a new political reckoning.

All this means is that America now, today, has a choice to make and Newt Gingrich supporters also have a choice to make after understanding the differences between what they have seen in the scandalous past and the present. Point to Clinton and the others in regard to this situation is not the solution that is needed. I can say with a measure of certainty that if Mitt Romney has ever desired another woman outside his marriage he has not acted upon it. The issue of marital fidelity is something that Conservatives take very seriously as they attempt to keep others from taking the sacred vows of marriage.

At one time in the not so distant past Americans felt that marriage between the races was improper. Most states in the US outlawed interracial marriage well into the middle of the 20th Century. Now such marriages are commonplace with no destructive effects upon the society at large. Only the bigoted pride of the few is bruised by seeing a young black man with his white wife in modern times. The same should hold true, from a purely Constitutional point of view for same-sex marriages. To deny any adults the right to marry as they choose is anathema to the ethic of Freedom and Justice that America has evolved toward since the passage of the Civil and Voting Rights Acts of the mid 1960s.

This all brings me to the conundrum facing the Republican Party and Conservatives in the United States of America in 2012. Here you have Newt Gingrich a truly brilliant mind and someone who would serve the Right well as President. Many of the dreams that the TEA Party and the milliard of Conservative pundits, bloggers and PACs would be realized in the first four years of a Gingrich presidency. But you and I both know dear reader that there would be a deal on the table regarding his potential dalliances that would make Mr Gingrich a bit of a political marionette.

His modus operandi in his personal life, like Clinton would cause him great grief in his second term. The next affair would be damning to his administration and he will find himself on the very same hot seat where Bill Clinton was twenty years before. This time Gingrich own party would be bringing the charges against him.

This is about character in the end and I as the Editor-in-Chief question not only the veracity of Marianne Ginther’s statements last night to Brian Ross but how Callista Gingrich can remain silent in all of this. It was not and is not a personal matter. The affair that Newt Gingrich had with Callista for six years while he was still married to Marianne Ginther is a known fact and is not disputed. There is nothing to prevent Mr Gingrich from falling under the spell of another woman in her late 20s to replace Callista tomorrow if he has not cast his eyes upon her already. The Former House Speaker was able to hide his affair from the public as he lambasted President Clinton for his.

As a demon journalist I make my inquiry plain. I have to ask the third wife of Newt Gingrich, if you faith in the Roman catholic Church was so strong how is it that you were able to have an affair with a married man? How is it that you can justify your selfishness in allowing the commission of the mortal sins of adultery and fornication with Newt Gingrich and now smiling before the cameras as if you are without this horrible stain? These are your own rules the rules of a religion you drove a man I see as corrupt to taking into his own Soul and you have done these things out of the cowardice and fear of your own lust. Once again Ms Gingrich these are your rules not mine. Our morals here in Hell are far different from the do as I say not as I do requirements of the falsely pious on Terra.

I demand that Callista Gingrich tell the American people and the world why she decided that a corruption of her faith was more valuable to her than her own Soul in regard to this married and how can you the American people trust her to whisper in his ear on a daily basis while he sits at the apex of global political and military power on Terra?

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Cavalor Epþiþ, Esquire, O.B.R.E., O.D.A.J.[1er], O.Q.H.[Journ.], D.S.V.J., J.F.
Editor-in-Chief
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
46 Ravenshade 2 AS

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