Archive for the ‘Clueless Jerks’ Category

The Crux of the Leftist’s Argument

June 25, 2009

From someone using the moniker “TheProgressiveTruth” in response to a Washington Times article:

in 2001 Iran assisted us with bringing the Taliban down…Then that silly Axix of Evil Bull The Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld way has been rejected. A majority of Americans support this new outreach despite what this Wash Times pols says…We know this outlet is an organ of the R pary and conservative movement. Conservative ideas are discredited and are not taken seriously by serious people…My advice, again Shut up.

All typos are the sole propriety of the author.

Let’s take his first claim:  “Iran assisted us with bringing the Taliban down.” Perhaps Mr. “ProgressiveTruth” should educate himself rather than assert some talking point he heard as fact.

Here are some salient points he should consider before he just throws such a misleading statement out there.  From the article:

Current and former U.S. troops and officials confirm Iranians were present with the Northern Alliance as U.S. forces organized the rebels in 2001. They say U.S. forces had no interaction with the Iranians.

One, an Army Special Forces officer, says Iranians in the Northern Alliance stronghold of Mazar-e-Sharif were sabotaging U.S. efforts by competing for the loyalty of local warlords.

There’s a lot to consider in the article (and many other articles.  It only takes a few moments to get the full picture of Iranian involvement) before anyone with half a brain would just make some simple minded claim.

Let’s move on to his second claim: “Then that silly Axix of Evil Bull The Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld way has been rejected.”

Rejected.   So let me get this straight.  The North Korean government and the Iranian government aren’t “evil”?  How would Mr. “ProgressiveTruth” describe them?  “Axis of Misguided?”  You see, Mr. “ProgressiveTruth” doesn’t like strong language.  Unless, of course, it’s directed toward “conservative knuckleheads” “numbskulls” and “liars”(as he so eloquently describes his opposition).  That’s OK.  Just don’t call evil what it is – evil.  That really gets his dander up.

Moving on to claim three: “A majority of Americans support this new outreach despite what this Wash Times pols says…We know this outlet is an organ of the R pary and conservative movement.”

Read the poll questions you goose.  Almost every time one’s opinion is asked about the “new outreach” it is couched in language about diplomacy AND sanction.  But hey, there are a lot of Americans who think diplomacy will work because they don’t know it’s been tried – over and over.  Sanctions don’t work either.  Guess what?  We tried that too.  But you know this goes with the general belief that the “Axis of Evil” declaration just came out of thin air.  It’s mean to say that.  Gosh darn it.  And the Washington Times is an “organ of the R par[t]y and the conservative movement?”  Yeah man.  You guys have the NY Times, the LA Times, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, MediaMatters, MoveOn, HuffPo, Kos, blah, blah, blah.  I mean, how dare there be any disagreement?

This is tiresome, but let’s go to claim four: “Conservative ideas are discredited and are not taken seriously by serious people”

Really?  Is Victor Davis Hanson not “serious”?  Thomas Sowell?  Was Ronald Reagan not serious?  Even Christopher Hitchens, reknown for being a liberal, is conservative in his beliefs in regard to Middle East relations.  Mr. “ProgressiveTruth” can’t be serious.

But wait, we now finally reach his final conclusion – his solution to his problem with all things conservative:

“My advice, again Shut up.” And again, in further commentary he repeats, “go hide out out in you(sic) bunker and shut the heck up!”

I’m sorry, but that’s not going to happen.  Since when did dissent, the highest form of patriotism, become unpatriotic?  There is little truth and nary a scintilla of progressivism in what you have said, Mr. “ProgressiveTruth”.

All this from the same “progressives” who complain bitterly about any diplomacy with Saudi Arabia.  What?  They’re evil, but Iran isn’t?

I don’t know about you, but progressivism, in my world, indicates newer and better ways to do things.  Not rehashing old failed ideas with some crazy notion that they’ll work this time.

But hey, I must not be one of the “serious” people.

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About Doint that Job ….

June 5, 2009

“Do not try to call out this network for doing our job…”

I fell out of my chair.

If you had been doing your job, we might have someone with a clue in the White House.  And it likely would not have been either Obama OR McCain, you vacuous, self-absorbed,  indignant little twit.  To be fair, you are not alone.  You’re in thick company.  None of you had any interest in vetting your candidate.  All you wanted to do is savage the other guy.  Little or no interest was ever paid by you or the hundreds of other primped and preened talking heads going on and on about “a new day”  or “a new world”.

Yes we can?

Yes you did.

Live with it.

I am.

Scott Galupo waxes trivial about Atlas Shrugged

May 16, 2009

Am I the only one who thinks it stupid to pretend you know what you’re talking about when you have not even a rudimentary understanding of your subject?  His subject isn’t really Atlas Shrugged.  It’s not even conservatism.  In fact, one is left wondering if he even read the book.  He doesn’t say.  Anything he brings up about Rand’s philosophy could be gleaned from the internet in five minutes.

No, his subject is the conservatives who read it.

So we get ruminations like these:

“There are plenty of sources to turn to in the resistance against a newly ascendant left-liberalism, from Ludwig von Mises to Milton Friedman to Thomas Sowell. But those authors don’t buck up the rightist reader in quite the same way that “Atlas Shrugged” does.”

Actually, these men are lionized for their forthrightness and honesty.  For their deep understanding of human nature and why collectivism and statism have never worked and won’t work. They are heavily quoted and turned to for inspiration.

We don’t relegate those who inspire us to obscurity because there’s a fresh face in the house.  We don’t focus on one individual as our Lord and savior.  We don’t throw ours under the bus if they utter a painful truth.

“Indeed, Miss Rand’s writings are catnip for those who seek to deflect any and all blame for the current economic crisis away from the private sector.”

Indeed, conservatives, individualists, objectivists and independents are rubes for lauding Ayn Rand’s work and pointing to the fact that government was an enabler – proving they have no understanding at all that greed and power practiced by bigwig CEOs went hand-in-hand with greed and power practiced by bigwig lawmakers.  It’s just silly to point to a novel and express any wonder at all at the parallels between 1950’s fiction and the new millennium’s truths.

Neither big business nor government is inherently evil.  People are.  There’s been a long term trend to demonize business in general for the acts of a few whist ignoring their enablers.  Look at the giants of business.  Who are they in bed with?  Who are the biggest recipients of their largess?

One is left wondering if he has any words to spare for liberals and democrats buying Atlas Shrugged in numbers never before known.  Or is it his contention that it’s merely incidental that these people are reading it – “in droves” – for the first time?  I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that they have front row seats to the transformation of what has largely been an economically free country and is now being pulled under the umbrella of one centralized planning commission we call Congress.  They’re getting what they wished for and now they’re wondering if it was the right idea.

Some of them are – dare I say – curious as to how this has all gone so wrong.