Well the Miss California business is certainly generating press to wit.

With the way some in Hollywood have piled on Miss California Carrie Prejean since Sunday’s Miss USA pageant, one might think the 21-year-old college student had called for a tax on botox, instead of speaking out against gay marriage.

Gay Patriot notices something:

Their preference for slurring gay marriage opponents parallels the way they and their peers respond to the Tea Parties. Instead of listening to their adversaries’ arguments and acknowledging the sincerity of their concerns, they treat them as a bully treats the defenseless kid on the playground.

They think they can get away with it because the MSM encourages their insults. And doesn’t hold them to account for their mean-spirited attempts to demean their adversaries.

Michelle Malkin notes the lack of outrage over misogyny in the feminist mecca of Hollywood:

the Miss USA organizers agree. Instead of apologizing for pageant judge Perez Hilton’s vile behavior, the pageant director of the Miss California contest, Keith Lewis, sent a note to Hilton throwing Prejean under the bus: “I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss CA USA 2009 believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman…Religious beliefs have no place in politics in the Miss CA family.”

But gutter profanity and misogyny do?

The winner of Ms. USA comments are available on Hotair:

Her answer’s probably good enough to satisfy the D-list parasites who are dumping on Miss California for not telling them what they want to hear; if she’s bothered at all by the fact that she won only because the judges were biased against her competition, she’s not showing it.

She does have some hollywood defenders:

Republican actress Angie Harmon is standing up for Miss California Carrie Prejean, who has been criticized for saying on Sunday’s Miss USA pageant that she does not support gay marriage.

“If someone is standing up for how they feel and talking about their beliefs, why are we punishing her for that?” Harmon, 36, told Usmagazine.com Tuesday at the opening of the Malibu Lumber Yard in Calif. “I just don’t understand how we’ve gotten to a place in America where, if someone doesn’t agree with everyone, then they are punished for it.”

Roland Martin echos her opinion:

At the end of the day, we all have to be true to ourselves. Whether it’s a gay gossip writer who favors same-sex marriage or a heterosexual woman who is against same-sex marriage. The day we condemn folks for speaking honestly is the day we become a bland society.

And perez Hilton? Crowder strikes:

Wrong is wrong, despite whatever is currently on the politically correct menu. What Perez Hilton did (which has nothing to do with gay marriage in itself) was wrong. His comments afterward were wrong.

I don’t judge people based on race, gender or sexual orientation, and I will no longer hear liberals accuse conservatives of doing so every time they rightfully make a moral judgment based on careless (or in this case, pre-meditated and mean-spirited) actions.

“By the content of his character,” I say.

“Oh, but you need to appreciate me for who I am!” – Okay, Perez Hilton. You’re a jack-ass. Consider it done.

Greg Gutfield too:

Finally, while I disagreed with Miss California`s take on gay marriage, I can still tell she`s a decent person -which is more than I can say for Perez Hilton. Fact is, I don`t give a damn about his sexual orientation. You can paint a turd pink, but it`s still a turd.

Charles Karel Bouley supports gay marriage but is no dummy:

And, well, we see what happened when she answered to the contrary of the question: she loses, is denounced and called a “bitch” and the “c” word by the blogger on national TV and print.

Well, there’s a great representation of my community.

He also notes the other side of the coin:

And there’s the danger, blogger. You set her up to be the patron saint of those who are launching such campaigns as “The Storm” and 2 M4M (no lie, Two Million for Marriage); campaigns that paint those that do not agree with same sex marriage as victims. You just gave them a powder-puffed-coiffed-to-the-teeth statuesque martyr in the form of Miss California.

Well the country Music awards like her:

Prejean will be among the many gospel artists to present during the awards show, including Baltimorean Jonathan Nelson.

And Michael Phelps too:

“Carrie and Michael have been out to baseball games and lunch,” grandma Jeanette Coppolla dished to Radaronline.com. “He always calls her when he is in town and they go out.”

If you wanted to get publicity who would you rather have on your show. Miss California the runner up or Miss 1919 Reds USA?

Meanwhile the debate continues the Greenroom has the funniest headline:

Let Gays Have Marriage; We’re Not Using It

While the other McCain at the American Spectator has the most profound headline:

Marriage: A Hill to Die On

Works for me.

Well it will be interesting to see how his friends on the left treat Mr. Roose after this:

Roose had transferred to the Virginia campus from Brown University in Providence, a famously liberal member of the Ivy League. His Liberty classmates knew about the switch, but he kept something more important hidden: He planned to write a book about his experience at the school founded by fundamentalist preacher Jerry Falwell.

and what did he find?…

He lined up a publisher — Grand Central Publishing — and arrived at the Lynchburg campus prepared for “hostile ideologues who spent all their time plotting abortion clinic protests and sewing Hillary Clinton voodoo dolls.”

Instead, he found that “not only are they not that, but they’re rigorously normal.”

He met students who use Bible class to score dates, apply to top law schools and fret about their futures, and who enjoy gossip, hip-hop and R-rated movies — albeit in a locked dorm room.

A roommate he depicts as aggressively anti-gay — all names are changed in the book — is an outcast on the hall, not a role model.

How about that average church going Americans who’s basic moral beliefs are pretty much the same as their grandparents who won world war II are pretty much normal. Who woulda thunk it?

Allahpundit at hotair thinks it was brilliant no matter what the result:

It’s actually a brilliant idea for a book: No matter which way the experiment turned out, he knew he had a built-in audience waiting for him. If Liberty turned out to be as grotesque as the left’s caricature of it, the nutroots would have snapped it up. As it is, he’ll end up on Hannity’s show talking about how believers are people too. Well played, sir.

Newsbusters points out the netroots are taking his results poorly. I guess he did find intolerance after all!

You know I seem to be noticing something. I could be totally wrong about this and I would like any of my readers on the right and left to tell me why I’m wrong or right on this but I seem to noticing a pattern on the president at least in foreign affairs.

In terms of Rhetoric and visuals he is Carter all the way, from Europe, to Ortega, to Chavez, to Iran, to Cuba his words drive any Bush supporter in general and person on the right in particular up the wall.

In action however the substance doesn’t seem to have followed the talk. He talks a tough game about Gitmo, but its still open and will take a ton of time to close, he talks about Afghanistan and disengaging then increases troops, he releases the memos then the info about the success about protecting LA comes out, he smiles and takes cudos from Chavez but acts with Uribe. He waffles on rendition and prosecutions.

Now on the domestic front it’s a different story but that the subject of this post. Dissenting Justice has been noticing stuff like this for a while and to his credit Sock Puppet extraordinaire Glenn Greenwald has been consistent in his beliefs.

Could the general strategy be to appease the far left with rhetoric but actually decide to do what is needed to keep us safe? His Clinton Era guys are more than savvy enough to play this game. The president has correctly figured out that short of picking Sarah Palin to replace Joe Biden the mainstream media will defend him come what may.

If that’s the case I’m all for it and the reason be damned. After all Johnson’s civil rights pushes in 58 and 64 were more about him than civil rights but who cares? I don’t care if he did it due to a bribe, the result was important.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If this president successfully protects us from attack and doesn’t neutralize our military I will deem it a success.

We are only three months in and things can turn on a dime but this is what I’m seeing. What do you think? Am I missing something?

Maybe it’s just me but I don’t think RFK’s statement calling President Obama an Indentured Servant of the Coal Industry is racist.

There are other terms that would have a racial connotation, the servant of, the slave of, the sharecropper of etc…

You might recall in history that Indentured servants were not in fact slaves but once their committed labor was completed would in fact be freemen. One could claim that the post civil war sharecropping systems designed to keep ex-slaves in virtual serfdom might be

But even if he used these terms I don’t think it would be racist. He is criticizing the president using a valid metaphor.

The metaphor isn’t racist, however as Don Surber points out that doesn’t make it correct and it doesn’t prevent RFK from being full of it.

Yesterday I titled a post And what profitith a woman if she gains Perez Hilton’s approval… but loses her own soul. Well in an interview with Fox Miss California had this to say:

FOXNews.com: How are you feeling today?

Carrie Prejean: Honestly, happy. This happened for a reason. By having to answer that question in front of a national audience, God was testing my character and faith. I’m glad I stayed true to myself.

Let me say very loudly this is exactly the type of woman I want my boys to end up with. (I suspect if they saw her picture they would 2nd the motion).

Update 2: Boy she REALLY REALLY gets it:

“I can only say to him that I will be praying for him. I feel sorry for him, I really do,”

What a woman!

Hilton has now said publicly that her opposition to Gay Marriage cost Miss California the Miss USA crown.

It would be an interesting thing to ask what Miss North Carolina thinks on the matter. Well done Mr. Hilton you have just turned Miss North Carolina into the 1919 Cincinnati Reds.

Well I guess we all know where we stand now. Lets ask our friends on the left what other jobs or honors we and the other 67% of Americans that don’t support Gay marriage should be excluded from?

UPDATE: I only caught the last few min of Morning Joe but apparently Willie didn’t succumb to this nonsense.

Update 2 Michelle Malkin notes that Hilton keeps digging and MSNBC doesn’t mind.

Gateway Pundit comments too. Don Surber too.

At Big Hollywood Tom Shillue not only defends Janeane G. as a nice person but point out that she is only saying outloud what people on the left actually think but tend to say in “coded” ways.

Here’s the thing; everything Janeane said is what people on the left already think. They have been saying it right to your face, in creative ways, for years. Remember when the candidate Obama repeatedly spoke about his being a long shot for the election because “he has a funny name” or because he “doesn’t look like those other presidents on our money,” what do you think he was saying? He was saying that a large portion of our country is racist. He was talking about you. He was trying to shut his critics up even before they started. And it worked. Almost no one called him on it.

So don’t get upset when someone says it out loud. You should be glad someone finally said it-now you can answer the charge. You don’t want to have to answer the charge? Why not? It’s out there.

Conservatives will even buy into this. They will say, “Well, I know that there is still a lot of racism out there, but…”

That’s the problem. People are unwilling to declare that it’s over. It’s done. The number of Americans who believe one race is inferior to another is so small that they are not worth discussing. They are silly people. And they have no power.

This is an excellent point. It’s an argument we will win every time but only if people are willing to make the argument in public. She is willing so we can engage.

As for the personal stuff as I’ve said I have plenty of friends who are very left (hey it’s Massachusetts). There are plenty of people I would be willing to trust with my life and the lives of my family that I wouldn’t want to see in the White House or Congress. I’m glad she is nice on a personal level. I like nice people.

And yes you should see CopLand. It is one of the best movies you’ve never heard of.

Update: Commentators at HotAir don’t agree.

…but loses her own soul? Apparently Miss California understood what that meant and was unwilling to compromise her opposition to Gay Marriage and reject her religion to court the vote of Perez Hilton.

Well she ended up as first runner up and Mr. Hilton had this to say about her

Hilton, the self proclaimed “Queen of all media” who has campaigned for gay equal rights, called the answer “the worst answer in pageant history”.

On a video blog on his website Hilton said, “She lost not because she doesn’t believe in gay marriage, she lost because she’s a dumb bitch!”

A person is known by their enemies. Miss California should be proud to have this loser as one of them.

Be aware that this is the future for supporters of traditional marriage to be considered idiots, and bigots by the “right” people and the media. If Frank Rich’s scorn is the price of my convictions then I am a lucky man.

BTW Frank Rich has been around for a long time, I don’t recall him writing screeds in favor of Gay marriage a decade or more ago, does that mean he was a bigot then?

And another thing, that rant is very unfair to the actual winner Miss North Carolina. By making this controversy and his rant. Mr. Perez raised questions to the legitimacy of her win. None of that is her fault and it shouldn’t be held against her.

Update: Remind me to hit the “publish” button instead of the Draft button. The Captain is also unimpressed with Hilton.

You might notice that this blog is unabashedly pro Israel. This is despite the fact that I’m not Jewish, None of my ancestors are Jewish and other than one nephew’s marriage I have no connection other than acquaintance to anything Jewish.

I’m also not an evangelical which is the other large group that is pro Israel in the US. I’m not worried about the 2nd coming connection or non-connection to the state of Israel or the end of days. (We will all have our own personal end of days so that is what we should concentrate on).

I support Israel because they are a voice of pluralism crying out in the wilderness of Monarchy and Dictatorship. I support them as I would any free people threatened by murderous barbarians. (Yes I said barbarians, when you train your children to kill and falsely teach them from birth to hate, you are barbarians.) I support them as their foes danced as our people burned 8 years ago, but I also support them for the sake of these men:

As terrified teenagers 65 years ago, Menachem Sholowicz and Anshel Sieradzki stood in line together in Auschwitz, having serial numbers tattooed on their arms. Sholowicz was B-14594; Sieradzki was B-14595.

The two Polish Jews had never met, they never spoke and they were quickly separated. Each survived the Nazi death camp, moved to Israel, married, and became grandfathers. They didn’t meet again until a few weeks ago, having stumbled upon each other through the Internet. Late in life, the two men speak daily, suddenly partners who share their darkest traumas.

Lets not forget that during WWII we didn’t do anything to stop this slaughter until the camps were actually taken. It wasn’t until after the war was won that we pushed the notion of stopping this slaughter. The average GI was incensed and appalled but the high command was indifferent.

We already have plenty of people who want to pretend this didn’t happen. It is likely that in my lifetime that last living memory of these camps will disappear. It is incumbent on us to remember and not allow this slaughter to happen again.

We have done very poor job ofit thus far.

Lately there has been a lot of Charles Johnson vs other people on the right. Charles and Atlas (no pun intended), Charles and Jihad Watch, Charles and Glen Beck, etc etc etc.

I don’t like to get in the middle of fights between people I like. All the people above are against the Jihad, all want to protect America and all in my opinion want the best for us all. But I want to talk specifically about LGF and Charles.

I’ve been a LGF member for a very long time. I’ve been reading it for years. His blog contains high quality writing, solid information, and fine technical coding. Lets not forget that it was he who did yeoman’s work not only on exposing the Rathergate memos but also did (and does) solid work on the faux photography in the Arab world.

It seems to me that Charles has very set opinions and some solid standards. If he thinks something is wrong, or untoward he is not afraid to call people out, left or right on it. If he thinks he is right he is going to say so and odds are he will find a solid link to support it.

There are times when I disagree with him, for example on the recent report I think it is much more malicious that he does. He makes some valid points but I don’t think they carry the day. That’s ok. People on the same side are going to disagree on some things. We aren’t clones around here.

If Charles believes he is right I expect him to say so loudly come what may. That is principle. As the post title suggests it reminds me of Hitchens. I totally disagree with Christopher concerning Religion but his is a principled defense of his position and he isn’t afraid to stand for it. As he recently proved he isn’t afraid to put his neck on the line for what he thinks is right. I suspect Charles is the same.

A fellow like Charles is going to keep us on the right honest. We should be happy to associated with him. Debate him when you think he is wrong, but lets remember eyes on the prize, when it comes to supporting our troops and opposing the Jihad any man should be proud to have Charles standing beside him.

The one thing I can’t comment on is his music. I never knowingly heard him play. I don’t know how good he is but I’m sure on his worst day he could make better music than I ever will.

BTW: I didn’t include the “other side” on the various disputes because this particular post was concerning Charles and LGF. I’ve read and been happy to quote both Atlas and Jihad Watch on various topics and will continue to do so. I would recommend checking out both sites and Charles’ archives if you want the full back and forth between them. I don’t listen to, read or watch Beck so frankly I’m not really interested.