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CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY: NEOCON1 POINTS OUT THE SWEET COMFORT OF BEING A CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRITE AT BLOGS4VICTORY

Posted in BLOGS 4 VICTORY, CONSERVATIVE FEAR, CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRISY, CONSERVATIVE IGNORANCE, CONSERVATIVE NEWS, DEATH PANELS, HIZZONER BLOOMBERG, NEOCON1, OBESITY IN AMERICA, POLITICS, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS, SARAH PALIN with tags , , , , , , , , on 28/03/2013 by sarahbloch

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The talking points of conservatives way down the chain from the power elite come from a wide variety of sources. Quite often it is simply water cooler talk in the shop or in the office. “Hey did you hear what Rush said yesterday?” That sort of thing. Often it is from El Rushbo himself or some of the large number of AM radio right wing ideology hucksters. Others get their ideological marching orders daily from blogs and conservative screed sheets like WorldNetDaily, NewsBusters and CNSNews. Some are even more reactionary and bigoted seeking out websites that pander to the notions of white supremacy like Vanguard, Stormfront and Stuff Black People Don’t Like.

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This tale of conservative hypocrisy begins with that famous moment when Sarah Palin at CPAC looked away from her TelePrompTer for a moment and reached for a Super Big Gulp, took a sip and said, “Bloomberg is not around, our Big Gulps are safe. We’re cool. Shoot, it’s just pop with low-cal ice-cubes in it.” This one one seminal moments at CPAC for Neocon1 who made note of it in comments at Blogs4Victory:

neocon01
March 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm #
Drudge

GALLUP: OBAMA 47%…

Bozell Blasts GOP Leaders: ‘You Are Not What You Promised To Be’…

Coulter rips Rubio, ‘endless Bushes’ on immigration…

Palin Takes a Big Gulp…

…calls president a liar

Cruz: ‘Count Me a Proud Wacko Bird’…

RNC TO SPEND $10 MILLION TO REACH MINORITIES…

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The reference is to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s failed effort to have sugary soft drinks limited in size to 16 ounces or less in the city. What Palin is seen above hoisting in a Super Big Gulp from 7 Eleven which can be as large as 64 ounces. As she says “40 ounces of pop with low calorie ice cubes” is nothing right? Wrong. Look at it this way and average sugary carbonated soda contains 140 calories per 12 ounce serving. A Super Big Gulp like the one Palin brandished at CPAC is a 40 ounce drink and contains 466 calories or about 33% of what one should consume all day. A 2010 RAND Corporation study details the harm of the average rate of consumption of such beverages and that targeting them is a better method of decreasing obesity in America than even promoting exercise. This Harvard School of Public Health study shows even more alarming facts about how sugary drinks contribute to the decline in health for Americans.

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If those numbers aren’t alarming enough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that the cost of medical obesity in the United States is was staggering $147 billion dollars [<delh! 78 739 630 d 108 s.76]* in 2009 with the Harvard study estimating it at $190 billion [h!110 772 311 d 94 s.32] in 2012. Neocon! and many other conservatives supported Palin in her little deadly joke but are up in arms about another CDC statistic recently published. This one noted the cost and prevalence of sexually transmitted infections [STIs] in the United States. Neocon1 points out, as virtually every conservative blog did that the cost of treatment for as Neocon1 called them “preventable disease” is $6 billion per year just for those between the ages of 15 and 24:

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CONTEXT: Each year, millions of U.S. youth acquire sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Estimates of the economic burden of STDs can help to quantify the impact of STDs on the nation’s youth and on the payers of the cost of their medical care.

METHODS: We synthesized the existing literature on STD costs to estimate the lifetime medical cost per case of eight major STDs—HIV, human papillomavirus (HPV), genital herpes simplex virus type 2, hepatitis B, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis. We then estimated the total burden of disease by multiplying these cost-per-case estimates by the approximate number of new cases of STDs acquired by youth aged 15-24.

RESULTS: The total estimated burden of the nine million new cases of these STDs that occurred among 15-24-year-olds in 2000 was $6.5 billion (in year 2000 dollars). Viral STDs accounted for 94% of the total burden ($6.2 billion), and nonviral STDs accounted for 6% of the total burden ($0.4 billion). HIV and HPV were by far the most costly STDs in terms of total estimated direct medical costs, accounting for 90% of the total burden ($5.9 billion).

CONCLUSIONS: The large number of infections acquired by persons aged 15-24 and the high cost per case of viral STDs, particularly HIV, create a substantial economic burden.

SIX and a half BILLION a YEAR and that is only considering 15-24 yo’s

“Substantial economic burden” he says. And here is my problem. Obesity is totally preventable as well and costs Americans 31 times what STIs do. Both are subjects that should alert anyone who calls themselves a fiscal conservative to action. However, since conservatives are seemingly obsessed with putting the djinni of sex back into its golden bottle this issue, albeit a serious public health concern, at the forefront of their political discussion for political reasons while mocking the efforts of Mayor Bloomberg and those who support him like MSNBC’s Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski. The conservatives bray about the costs of STIs but these are the same people who say that age appropriate sex education is a waste of time and only abstinence will work to curb both this public health issue but the issue of teenage pregnancy.

For the record based on the most recent CDC guidance the number of obese persons in the United states is 112,067,312 or 35.7% of the current population and costing $1,695.41 [h! 0 d 363 s.25] per year to treat for a wide variety of obesity related illnesses. Sarah Palin famously intoned the phrase “death panels” in relation to what ObamaCare was going to do to the US medical care system if it wasn’t repealed. In reality, what Palin did at CPAC, trumpeting the “right” that Americans have to guzzle sugary drinks at the peril of their own bodies, is far more likely to lead to illness and death.

[* Conversion rate for the Hellac aureus stands at h!1 = USD 1,866.9125 as of 0800 Hellac Standard Time this morning.]
[For the record I am 1.68m tall and weight 62.6 kilograms as of this morning–Sarah Bloch.]

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
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NEOCON1 LIKE MANY JAPANESE SOLDIERS AFTER WW2 DOESN’T KNOW THAT THE WAR IS OVER AND THAT HE HAS LOST

Posted in ANGRY OLD WHITE MEN, NEOCON1, SARAH BLOCH OPINIONS, THE CULTURE WARS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 25/03/2013 by sarahbloch

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I have to admit that I admire Neocon1 for something. No matter how many times it’s pointed out to him that his sources are flawed if the information that he sees makes the case for his worldview, disparages, minorities or insults President Obama, he’ll post it. To have that sense of blind ambition is something that may serve him well here in Hell. Here’s his latest comical screed posted at Blogs4Victory:

neocon01
March 25, 2013 at 9:29 am #
any sound familiar??

The Communist Takeover Of
America – 45 Declared Goals
From Greg Swank

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

I know, the smart kids in the room are rolling their eyes because they know where this is going to end. bear with me for a moment folks while I fill everyone else in on what’s happened here. The comment comes from a post made by Greg Swank at rense.com on 4 December 2002. That post is entitled “The Communist Takeover Of America – 45 Declared Goals” and details an alleged reading into the Congressional Record in 1963 by Florida Represetative A.S. Herlong Jr. the declared goals of global Communism. He got these goals sent to him by a Florida citizen, newspaper publisher and devout anti-Communist named Patricia Nordman of DeLand, Florida. I have put several staff on searching for this newspaper both here in Dis and in Florida and no existence of such a newspaper has been recovered. Also, there is nothing that I can find from the Congressional Record of the 88th Congress to support that this was ever read into the record.

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

These “Communist goals” have been touted at one point by Glenn Beck, but curiously that link has been broken and the record of it being posted only appears in the archives. The origin of this list [shown in full above] is from a book written in 1958 by W. Cleon Skousen called The Naked Communist. Likie much of Skousen’s works this list was a reaction to the very beginning of the decline of White Privilege in America. The far Right elements of American Conservatism have latched on to this list as “proof” that Communism is taking over America. This is important to document because it tells us something about the nature of the far Right in America today.

The people that are shouting at the top of their lungs from the Right about Obama being a Socialist and that Communists are everywhere in government, in schools and in churches come from a generation when the biggest baddest thing that could destroy their way of life was that demon called Communism. In thirty years, bigots newly minted in the fearful lustrum of years following the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York City will be doing the same in regard to apostate Islamic terrorism even if like Communism the threat no longer exists. Neocon1 is a child of the middle of the last century. He went to war in Vietnam because the old white men in power at the time told him to go to war. He returned to a country severely divided not only on the war, but on women’s rights, gay rights, civil rights for minorities, what to do about the poor and a myriad of other social issues. Today Neocon1 still cannot let go of that struggle that defined him in the time when he came of age. Communism is a safe word for him to use to vent his anger when really what he wants to say is, Why is the color of my skin no longer a key that opens all doors?”

The world, the America, of Neocon1’s youth is dead and America is better off for it. Everyday another lobe of the cancer that is conservatism is snipped away, not by a Communist plot, but by cooler, more rational heads both within and outside of government. In less than 100 years America has transformed from a nation that would have suited Bill Logan Sr [aka Neocon1] very well where a man because of the color of his skin could murder a man in his own front yard, leaving him to bleed to death in the arms of his wife, and walk free for decades, into a nation where a simple disparaging comment against a person of color is generally met with a measure of brutal disdain both civilly and economically. And yet there is still much more Progress to be made.

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
206 Low Lux Negro 2 AS

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