Matthew Harrison Brady: I do not think about things I do not think about.

Henry Drummond: Do you ever think about things that you do think about?

Inherit the Wind 1960

There was a moment during Sunday’s victory lap on the News shows for gay marriage and its media allies who support it that was very telling. Bob Schieffer the oldest and fairest (and that’s not saying much) of the Sunday Morning Hosts in the MSM had just finished speaking with Ted Olsen and brought on Tony Perkins of the Family Research Counsel to talk the Gay Marriage Issue.

TONY PERKINS: …We’re already seeing bakers and florists and photographers forced to participate in same-sex marriages under the threat of law and in some cases even jail. I can’t think of anything that’s more un-American than that. So I think as Americans see that there’s a lot more to same-sex marriage than simply two people who love each other that they’ll have time to reconsider this and– and– and decide whether or not we want to trade fundamental freedoms of speech and religion for the right of two people who love each other, which they can do now. They can live together, but can they redefine marriage in the rest of society with it?

Now to us in Massachusetts and who have been following the ride of the tolerance police, those sentences are nothing extraordinary but Bob Schieffer had no idea what Tony Perkins was talking about

BOB SCHIEFFER: How is it that bakers and florists are being forced to participate in this? I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying here.

Perkins then educates him

TONY PERKINS: Well, we’re seeing in Washington State, Colorado, and some of the other states that have these anti– anti-discrimination statutes that are being imposed that when a same sex couple comes and says “I want you to take pictures of my wedding or I want you to bake a cake.” And they say, look, my religious convictions will not allow me participate in that, they’re literally being sued by the government, not the individuals, and they’ve even been adjudicated in such places as New Mexico. So we’re going to see a loss of religious freedom. There is no question about it. It’s already happening.

Schieffer seems to be totally caught off guard by this, as evidenced by his hesitation in the following question.

BOB SCHIEFFER: How many– how many lawsuits have been filed on that? Because I must say this is under my radar. I haven’t– I haven’t heard this.

Perkins educates him (emphasis mine)

TONY PERKINS: Well, you know, Bob, that’s a great point. Because the media’s not reporting on this because they realize there’s a lot more behind this than the marriage altar. It’s literally about altering the landscape of America. There are a number of suits. I mean just a few weeks ago in Colorado one was filed. So this is happening. And it’s the reality that people will come to face to face with over time because right now same-sex marriage is limited to twelve jurisdictions. And as more people see that their freedoms, the freedoms of parents to determine what their children are taught, to be able to live your life according to your faith, and all of that’s at risk here. I think people will say, wait a minute, that’s not– I gave a nod of affirmation but not to that. And– and so I– I do think there’s going to be time to rethink this.

Frankly I think the media totally agrees with the prosecution of people in this fashion so they find nothing incredible about it, hopefully thanks to Bob Schieffer’s age he might find the prosecution of Catholics and Protestants for following their religion worrysome as opposed to Justice Kennedy, Kagen, Sotomayor, Ginsberg and Breyer who declare them simply haters.

(BTW I include the other four as none of them has disavowed the language Justice Kennedy used.)
Now you might have missed this small exchange in the vast ocean of hagiography surrounding the case, but it is significant and If I was Tony Perkins I would offer the defendants in these cases as interview subjects to Mr. Schieffer. He is old enough to not worry about being invited to dinner parties for daring to talk about it.

Frankly If I was Brian Brown, and Tony Perkins or any of the other defenders of marriage I would make sure I had the defendants in these cases at every rally and on every TV Appearance from this point on.

Update:  Left out the word  “worrisome”  in the paragraph beginning “Frankly  I think” corrected.

It takes an awful lot for our liberal friends to surprise me but this morning Morning Joe managed to do it.

I was writing a piece with Morning Joe on in the background as usual Katy Kay and Mike Barnicle were at the head of the table while Joe and Mika were off. They showed several shots of the incredible unrest in Egypt….

…and the immediately pivoted to the 2016 campaign complaining about this article on Mrs. Clinton’s age suggesting Hillary Clinton will be too old for 2016 and complaining (rightly) if she was a man nobody would be making such an argument.

They spent nearly 5 minutes on this subject making fun of the GOP for the supposed attack on Clinton age in full “Is that all they’ve got” mode…

totally oblivious to the fact that she was the Sec of State during the ouster of Mubarek and the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood that the people of Egypt are protesting against, the subject they were discussing just a moment before.

The blind spot was incredible, just before talking Clinton, they talked Egypt, right after they were done with Hillary they mentioned Egypt but the fact that Hillary was the Secretary State.  The person who helped cement the Muslim Brotherhood takeover, not a word.

In the following hour they did a long segment on the revolt in Egypt.  Oddly enough while they mentioned protesters dislike of the current US ambassador somehow the subject of who the Secretary of State during Mubarek’s fall and the rise of the Muslim brotherhood somehow never came up.

Nobody needs to bring up Mrs. Clinton age, we simply need to bring up her record as Sec of State. Egypt, Syria, Iran, Russia, Libya the list goes on and on.

Personally I think every single mention of the current revolt in Egypt on twitter should have the hashtag #hillary2016 to remind every single person who wants to pretend she is a success.

I’ll do my best to make sure they don’t forget but it’s hard to break through the chorus of the song.

 

Why does Baldwin get a pass, because he can (with apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan) sing this song:

I am the very model of a modern Media Liberal,
I’ve information vegan, and organic and Earth-centrical,
I know all of the Kennedys, can quote court fights historical
From Roe v. Wade down to Prop eight, in order categorical.

I’m very well acquainted, with the need to tax the richest man,
I grasp John Maynard Keynes, and of State-spending I’m a real fan,
About Obamanomics I am teeming with a lot o’ news, (hmmm lot o’news…)
With many cheerful stats to show Recovery is not a ruse!

Media Chorus: With many cheerful stats to show Recovery is not a ruse
With many cheerful stats to show Recovery is not a ruse
With many cheerful stats to show Recovery is not is not a ruse.

I’m good with Krugman’s thought: indeed, I understand his calculus;
I know each species whose survival may indeed be grave at risk
In short, in matters vegan, and organic and Earth-centrical
I am the very model of a modern Media Liberal,

Media Chorus:  In short, in matters vegan, and organic and Earth-centrical,
He is the very model of a modern Media Liberal,

I know our mythic history, Marg’ret Sanger to Obama;
I follow all pop music and the best of Cable Drama,
I understand quite clearly global warning’s threat and dire purview
And laugh at every quip that shows the ignorance of W!

I’m comf’rtable with lyrics all Nicki Minaj has put to pen
But hear sublim’nal racism in all that Rush could ever ken
I see so very surely that Bill Clinton is a feminist (feminist, feminist??? ah why not.)
Unlike that Sarah Palin, who is simply just completely dense.

Media Chorus: Unlike that Sarah Palin, who is simply just completely dense.
Unlike that Sarah Palin, who is simply just completely dense.
Unlike that Sarah Palin, who is simply just completely completely dense.

I can detail the nature full of  Occupy’s most noble cause
And tell you that The Teaparty is astroturf, with many flaws:
In short, in matters vegan and organic and Earth-centricial,
I am the very model of a modern Media Liberal,

Media Chorus:  In short, in matters vegan, and organic and Earth-centricial,
He is the very model of a modern Media Liberal,

I know that G-m foods are bad for all the tragic poor to eat
I can’t abide a restaurant unless it serves organic meat
I know that an abortion is a right most constitutional
And citizens with firearms is strictly just militianal

I see Islamophobia each soul that’s pure quite right eschews
and, as we know, our problems come from Christians and religious Jews,
I clear see why conservatism is a racist strategy – (strategy hmmm)
You’ll say a better Liberal has never been on your TV

Media Chorus:  You’ll say a better Liberal has never been on your TV
You’ll say a better Liberal has never been on your TV
You’ll say a better Liberal has never been on your TV

I know the State of Israel’s the mirror of South Africay
And Say we must recall all troops right back inside the USA
In short in matters vegan and organic and Earth-centricial,,
I am the very model of a modern Media Liberal!

Media Chorus:  In short, in matters vegan, and organic and Earth-centricial,
He is the very model of a modern Media Liberal!

Want to get a media pass on any and every offense?  Learn to live this song.  Any questions?  (My thanks to James Marley for his invaluable help & critique)

Update:  Can’t you just see Steve Crowder making a video of this song?

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Olimometer 2.52

July has come. As I failed to may a full paycheck in any week in June (just missed it last week) and failed to make the Mortgage payment by nearly $400 dollars I’m not sorry to see it go.

Hopefully July will be more successful, but I don’t make that decision, you do.

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