What Chris is talking about is leftist Ed Asner’s indictment of supposedly principled Hollywood anti-war activists who refuse to speak up about war in Syria.
Turns out, they are scared of being labeled a racist:
Another reason some Hollywood progressives have been reticent to speak out against war in Syria, according to Asner, is fear of being called racist.
“A lot of people don’t want to feel anti-black by being opposed to Obama,” he said.
Conservatives know that whatever they do, whatever they say, they will be labeled racists. It doesn’t matter.
They still take to the streets, go to town halls, write blog posts and in general, stand up for their beliefs.
Liberals, when faced with the same situation, do this:
One thing I think needs pointing out it the first reason Asner gave for the Hollywood anti-war silence:
Asner said the lack of an organized effort against war in Syria is a matter of timing. Bush took months to make the case for war in Iraq, giving the antiwar left plenty of time to prepare a response.
“It will be a done deal before Hollywood is mobilized,” Asner said. “This country will either bomb the hell out of Syria or not before Hollywood gets off its ass.”
This is infuriating, considering how many times I’ve heard some liberal tell me about Bush’s “rush to war.”
I mean, one of these folks made a movie about it and called it “Rush to War.”
Now we’re being told the reason they had such fabulous protests is because Bush too months to make the case.
If Bush rushed, doesn’t that mean Barry is going there at Warp 9?
There is another reason the anti-war Hollywood elite isn’t protesting, and it isn’t pretty.
It would be easy to pull something like that off. Simply invite them all to a “Save the Polar Icecaps Fundraiser w/ Fidel and Raul Castro at Lenin’s Tomb,” and collect them as they arrive.
If they did that, Asner wouldn’t be out there shooting his mouth off.
African-Americans Escape “Plantation” in Louisiana, Democrats Fight To Get Them Back – Not a Repeat from 1847
There is one thing the Democratic party can’t stand and that’s an African-American who doesn’t tow the line. And if they get out of line, meaning they don’t carry the progressive water, then Democrats will fight to get them back in line, even if that means hurting them.
NINE OF 10 Louisiana children who receive vouchers to attend private schools are black. All are poor and, if not for the state assistance, would be consigned to low-performing or failing schools with little chance of learning the skills they will need to succeed as adults. So it’s bewildering, if not downright perverse, for the Obama administration to use the banner of civil rights to bring a misguided suit that would block these disadvantaged students from getting the better educational opportunities they are due.
Hardly. What did Democrats do to keep slaves on the plantation before?
Fearing that black literacy would prove a threat to the slave system — which relied on slaves’ dependence on masters — whites in many colonies instituted laws forbidding slaves to learn to read or write and making it a crime for others to teach them.
There’s a reason why Democrats like Holder and Obama don’t want black students going to good schools.
They might get educated.
And if they get educated, they might realize the damage Democrats have done to the black community since, well, forever.
Roughly 86 percent of students in the voucher program came from schools that were rated D or F. Mr. White called ironic using rules to fight racism to keep students in failing schools; we think it appalling.
If you think that’s bad, you should see what they did to the black family.
Louisiana parents are clamoring for the choice afforded by this program; the state is insisting on accountability; poor students are benefiting. The federal government should get out of the way.
We could apply that sentence to so many different topics and the truth would hold out. The government is in the way.
Hat Tip: Say Anything
No news to you and me, but the liberal hive mind is doing this:
The truth is tough for some to accept:
The Harvard study attempts to answer the question of whether or not banning firearms would reduce murders and suicides. Researchers looked at crime data from several European countries and found that countries with HIGHER gun ownership often had LOWER murder rates.
Russia, for example, enforces very strict gun control on its people, but its murder rate remains quite high. In fact, the murder rate in Russia is four times higher tahn in the “gun-ridden” United States, cites the study. ”Homicide results suggest that where guns are scarce other weapons are substituted in killings.” In other words, the elimination of guns does not eliminate murder, and in the case of gun-controlled Russia, murder rates are quite high.
The study revealed several European countries with significant gun ownership, like Norway, Finland, Germany and France – had remarkably low murder rates. Contrast that with Luxembourg, “where handguns are totally banned and ownership of any kind of gun is minimal, had a murder rate nine times higher than Germany in 2002.
The study found no evidence to suggest that the availability of guns contributes to higher murder rates anywhere in the world.
”Of course, it may be speculated that murder rates around the world would be higher if guns were more available. But there is simply no evidence to support this.”
There’s plenty of evidence to prove the opposite though.
Hat Tip: Bearing Arms
This is apparently news to some:
According to a new study from the National Center for Public Policy Research, a large number of single people between the ages 18-34 who do not have children have a substantial financial incentive not to “cross-subsidize” older, sicker Americans covered under the health care system. Without the younger generation purchasing through the exchanges, the exchanges will quickly dry up.
The study finds that in 2014, this young generation will have incentive to pay the individual mandate penalty of $95 – or one percent of income – because about 3.7 million of them will be nearly $500 better off to forego the exchange.
Of course, if you’re an All American Reader, you know
ObamaCare was never meant to work.
For those who are new here, you need to check this out:
As I pointed out before, the endgame was government run healthcare, and they don’t mind taking babysteps to get it:
You can sit back and believe the lies of the Democrat President, Congressmen and Senators, or you can hear them speak the truth in the video above and understand the true goal: total control of healthcare on a federal level.
Watch all of the Schakowsky video. Hear her say she is a advocate of single payer. Hear her say, “This is not a principled fight.” These are her words:
Barney Frank says he’s “all for it” and wishes it wasn’t off the table, but says the public option is the way to get it:
If you believe what the Democrats are saying to main stream America when it comes to health care, you are a fool. This is the camel’s nose.
That was written a year ago, linking to a post even older.
Conservatives and libertarians saw this coming the whole time.
Now some are starting to realize this fact: ObamaCare wasn’t designed to work. It was designed to do one thing – lead to single payer:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) was asked whether his goal was to move Obamacare to a single-payer system. His answer? “Yes, yes. Absolutely, yes.”
To all those who poo-poo my Obama-Joker “Part of the plan” graphic, shut it.
This has been what it’s all about. Killing what was left of free-market healthcare in America and replacing it with single payer.
Considering he acted as his own lawyer, admitted he did it, called no witnesses and had 90 people testify that he did it, this in’t a surprise:
Maj. Nidal Hasan, the radicalized Army psychiatrist who turned his gun on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood four years ago in the name of jihad, was found guilty Friday of all counts, including premeditated murder.
He now faces the death penalty and could be the first person the U.S. military puts to death in more than 50 years.
A 13-member panel, or jury, of high-ranking officers voted unanimously to convict Hasan, 42, on a slew of premeditated murder and attempted murder charges for killing 13 people and injuring 31 others in the Nov. 5, 2009, attack at the U.S. Army base in Texas.
As the verdict was read, Hasan had no visible reaction.
Meanwhile, across America:
If you haven’t heard about the feud between Sen. Rand Paul and Gov. Chris Christie, I’m so happy you’re out of your coma. Welcome to 2013!
Gov. Christie took a shot at Sen. Paul when he…
Well, it’s in the video:
I think that was a big mistake for him. … Think about young people, and what young people are concerned with. We want young people to be able to come to the Republican party. They don’t have any money, so they’re not too concerned with taxes and regulations, but they all have a cell phone, and they’re all on the Internet, and they are concerned about their privacy. So I think the Republican party ought to be the party that is concerned with and wants to protect your right to privacy.
What does it mean to be libertarian?
I don’t think he was asking that to get an answer for his audience. I think he was asking for himself.
He doesn’t know what it means to be libertarian.
As for Paul, I agree. Chris Christie was already damaged goods with the base. Taking a shot at Rand was the final straw for a lot of people.
Hat Tip: Hot Air
Yesterday I was at ALEC when I heard there were protesters outside.
This I had to see for myself, so I grabbed my bag and headed outside. Here’s what I found:
— Duane Lester (@Bodhi1) August 7, 2013
And here’s what I thought:
I talked to a couple of them, but when I was taking video (or thought I was. For some reason, my phone stopped recording.) one of the protesters took an interest in me. So I took it as an opportunity to interview them. When I questioned their premise with facts and logic in an attempt see what they wanted past “Step One: DESTROY ALEC,” one guy clammed up and another exposed his limited grasp on forms of government. Here’s the exchange:
I found the video when they tweeted it on Twitter:
Did we catch an ALEC troll today outside the Palmer House? You be the judge…. http://t.co/PcjyTYQnDb
— Revolution And Beer (@RevolutionNbeer) August 7, 2013
How was I trolling? I was just standing there. He engaged me.
So not only does he not understand the difference between true democracy and a democratic republic, but he doesn’t know what the meaning of “troll” is.
It was clear these folks were tru believers, but they hadn’t thought about what they wanted past step one.
As I walked away, this came to mind:
Pretty much sums these guys up.
Dana Loesch spoke with Sen. Ted Cruz today and spoke about how Republicans need to develop a spine and defund ObamaCare:
One of the most important parts of this interview is where Cruz describes what happens when a government program fully develops and people become accustomed to getting those benefits.
They never go away.
Dutch said it best:
Stop it now, before it’s too late.
Rep. Steve King told Newsmax his problems with immigration reform, and GOP House Leadership’s collective heads exploded.
First, here’s what King said:
He cites those illegals who were brought to the United States by their parents as young children, for instance.
“Some of them are valedictorians — and their parents brought them in. It wasn’t their fault. It’s true in some cases, but they aren’t all valedictorians. They weren’t all brought in by their parents.
“For everyone who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” King tells Newsmax. “Those people would be legalized with the same act.”
According to Speaker John Boehner, that’s “hateful language.”
That’s the truth:
In 2012, 244 minors faced drug-smuggling charges in the Tucson sector, compared with 122 in 2011. By the end of this May, the number was already 154.
Moreover, all along the border, officials say minors are increasingly being used to traffic hard drugs such as methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, not just marijuana, as was mostly the case in the past.
“That’s kind of new and alarming,” says Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman in San Diego for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Rep. Steve King is correct.
House GOP leadership?
Too busy pandering to know fact from fiction.
Hat Tip: Breitbart