The RefuseFacism / ANTIFA twerps posted a FULL PAGE ad in the NY Times for their big protest. Turnout was about like an unadvertised open house. There were under 2 dozen in Austin, which is ground zero in Texas for their fans. Kind of underwhelming.
Nobody knows why turnout was dismal, but their groupies are reduced to going Twitter to claim it was all a prank. [Sounds legit. I blow money on full page ads in the NYT every April fool’s day myself.]
Theories abound as to why so few showed to depose the evil dictator:
Star Trek marathon conflict
Stayed up too late braiding each other’s hair
They TOLD Mom to wake ’em for it dammit!
Dad said they had to take out the trash or they couldn’t go
Whatever the cause, their big moment is as dead as the career of the chick whose former loyalists now admit she pretty much bought her party’s nomination. Guess we must live another day under the oppressive boot of people that want to lower our taxes and increase US jobs. The fiends.
Bergdahl walks without a jail sentence. After 6 men gave their lives looking for the confessed deserter and others were injured or maimed in the effort.
The military judge stated in writing prior to sentencing that the harsh criticism Donald Trump made about Bergdahl would be his reason for a lighter sentence.
I notice he didn’t mention the prior president threw a Rose Garden party for little Bowes pro Taliban mommy and daddy, and trotted out Susan Rice to claim Bergdahl “served with honor and distinction”. At least Trump’s words actually matched the facts of the case.
The judge is an Army Colonel. Love to be on the review board that decides if he ever gets a star. He owes an apology to the families harmed by Bergdahl’s actions.
If a memorial in a church to one of America’s most revered founders, dead for over 2 centuries, makes you feel “unsafe”… you’re absolutely right. You are NOT safe. You have the mental acuity of a toddler or less, and have no bloody business being out in the dangerous real world with adults. Hightail it back to your safe space. Pronto.
We knew when they started with Confederate flags, then CSA monuments, it was only a matter of time before they went after the founding fathers. They object to the US flag, the national anthem, the cross, Christmas, the pledge of allegiance, the constitution, and the guys that created the country.
If you haven’t caught on yet… what they vehemently hate is The United States of America.
From here forward, whatever they demand, the answer is NO. Or HELL no. Just in case they need a choice.
This is why you don’t negotiate with terrorists. Or 2 year olds.
Imagine going to the circus. The clown car enters the ring… and a clown hops out, grabs a microphone, and launches into a breathlessly sanctimonious lecture about the need for gun control.
Is THIS what you came for? NO.
But every day now we get effectively the same thing from movie stars, TV celebrities, late night hosts, rappers, and now even football players.
THEY HAVE A RIGHT YA KNOW
Now I KNOW they have a platform that enables them to share their opinions, and they certainly have a first amendment to right to say what they want without regard to whether I find it noteworthy or even offensive.
The only possible exception is the football players using their employers’ gametime to make a political statement… which is imminently questionable if their employer objects to them doing so, just as the greeter at Wal-Mart might get fired for standing at the front door in his company smock insulting people as they enter… but that’s another subject.
They ALL have the right to voice an opinion.
Why the hell should we listen?
Do Hollywood characters have some special insight about political matters I don’t? A ton of them are at best high school grads, and their only claim to fame is reading lines someone else wrote and pretending to be someone they are not. Did becoming a famous TV doctor or movie action star make their opinion of what I should think valid?
Do rappers who became famous uttering lyrics about murdering cops or abusing women really deserve to lecture me about social justice or misogyny? Not sure they are the right guy for the job.
[To be fair, they aren’t the right guy to sing, either. “Untalented” does that begin to describe that noise.]
BOTTOM LINE: IT ISNT ENTERTAINING
If you are in the entertainment business, then entertain. HALF the country may agree with you, but the other half doesn’t, and unless you just enjoy driving your brand into the dirt, stick to what you know.
It isn’t politics.
It apparently isn’t business, either.
You need not believe me… a glimpse of box office proceeds and NFL revenues should tell you straying into 1-sided political discourse when it isn’t your real job is a poor business model.
There is pretty much nothing less enlightening than a self-aggrandizing lecture from some overpaid under-educated Hollywood twit. So thanks for thinking of us… but shut up and act. You aren’t paid because you’re smart, you’re paid because you play someone who is.
Yesterday in the wake of the Brussels bombing attack, President Obama strongly denounced Islamic terrorism.
“Islam is a flawed and violent cult wherein deluded people follow an example set by a murderous psychotic pedophile” said a visibly angry President Obama. He then vowed to “destroy Isis, burn their tents, and kill their $#&!!! camels.”
Just kidding. He was doing The Wave at a baseball game with the dictator of Cuba.
Next time someone DEMANDS “common-sense” legislation of fire-arms on grounds recent advances in gun technology have made them so much more dangerous than before… Point out we’ve had rapid fire high capacity guns capable of mass murder for over 1 ½ centuries, and semi-automatic weapons have been available to the public for over a century.
So if we’ve had the technology for well over a century… why are mass shootings a comparatively new phenomena?
Some things that DO coincide with the advent of mass shootings:
raising kids without discipline or requiring respect
open disdain for religious precepts of moral behavior
letting children park for hours in front of shooter video games
a music genre that literally glorifies shootings/ homicide/ violence
the prevalence of children raised without a dad
“gun free zones” that ensure shooters a safe place to work
Common-sense says a problem that became prevalent over a century later was NOT caused by hardware we’d had access to for well over a century prior. The problem has to lie in changes more recent than guns.
So don’t try to legislate “common sense” while employing an argument that lacks it.
PS: Our right to bear arms is one of our original “civil rights”.
It was not “discovered” in the constitution a century or so later… It was written explicitly into the Bill of Rights to protect it from being challenged by subsequent legislators.
If you oppose rights protected by the US constitution, don’t pretend you have some mythical moral high ground. You are just an opponent of my civil rights, and will be treated as such.