All over the net this weekend the Markos “Screw Them”™ Moulitsas line trying to link conservative opinion to a murder of police in Pittsburgh and the left’s sudden conclusion that killing police is not cause for celebration. (See Oakland March, Bill Ayers, Muma et/al) has either defended if you work for media matters or condemned if you are on the right.

Am I outraged? No. Why should I be? Why is this any different than what we have seen on the left on subjects such as Israel? How is it different that supporting our troops when they shoot their officers? It’s only been a little over a decade since Limbaugh was blamed for OHC, In the 80’s and even now they concluded Apartheid was all Reagan’s fault and it was the west that was evil not communism. (for the Nation it still is)

These are the leaders that the left has sought, this is what the left is. If you support the Daily Kos et/al this is what you support, you’ve known this for half a decade. I don’t expect better, this is your baseline, my anger is not going to change it and since believers who actually believe are expelled as raciest/bigots/homophobe etc there isn’t a fixed moral code to embarrass or shame you.

And if you claim that this is not what you believe or not what the left believes, where is your outrage? I confess I don’t have an exciting life but i have enough that I’m not going to waste it waiting for it to come.

Update: Hi Again Redstate readers welcome to a blog from Massachusetts soon to be former land of the all the news fit to ignore Globe. Take a peek. You can find leftists that are honorable, one of the greatest films ever, a comedian who will actually joke about the administration and an application of the Cohen rule of bigotry.

Update 2: The daily beast wants the hits too.

Update 3: It’s not quite Princess Di/Mother Theresa but the timing is magnificent:

The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal’s claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. …

What fortunate timing for the Kos crowd to solidify their opposition to cop killers. Markos? Oliver? Bueller?

Update 4: Bueller speaks in answer to this Don Surber post. Bueller notes he can write about what he wants, Don to his credit adds his update. I think Don missed the point. It’s not a question of outrage, this is what Bueller is now paid to do by the Soros’ of the world. He’s just earning his keep.

As for the Oakland killings not only is there no pay in going after the leftists who marched in favor of the killer, he is simply following the advice of a conservative republican president who said:

I’ve never had to explain something I didn’t say

Pretty good advice after all the MSM has made not reporting on things they don’t want to cover their bread and butter, or these days their bread and water.

…people will still watch the movie the Seven Samurai and be amazed at the quality of the story, plotting and acting. It’s not my favorite move of all time, but I can’t find a flaw it it anywhere.

In my mind it combines high art and entertainment comedy and just a fantastic story about the realities of life.

Due to it’s length you can’t watch it every week, sort of like Avalon Hill’s Civilization it’s best seen maybe twice a year but it’s an event. It would be very hard for me to pick any movie above it, even the Godfather or Casablanca.

If you have never seen it find a Sunday afternoon like this one and do so. I suspect it must have been a real chore to make.

American movie goers who have never seen it will recognize the scene above redone by James Colburn in the Magnificent Seven.

Incredible stuff.

…as always the Passion of Christ is read as the primary Gospel reading. Today it was from Mark. If you aren’t Catholic you might not be aware that when the passion is read on Palm Sunday and Good Friday the Gospel is divided into parts. The priest reads Christ, There is a Nariator who reads the linking text, a 2nd reader (in our case a deacon) who reads various parts and the specific parts such as crowd reaction and the taunting of Christ are read by the people.

You would think after decades of this I would have noticed it but until I remembered this post based on Diane Korzeniewski excellent post that it hit me how proper it was that the public reads all of the condemnation of Christ. If was due to fear of public opinion the Pilate did what he knew and his wife knew wasn’t right.

Is that a metaphor on what is happening at Notre Dame? That’s for other people to say.

There are 150,000 people joining the Catholic Church this week in the US. We’ve already mentioned Newt Gingrich, but the Curt Jester points to another one that is worth noticing:

The Scharbachs, practicing Anglicans for the last several years, believe they have found that sense of belonging in the Archdiocese of Baltimore and the Roman Catholic Church, which the family hopes to join during Easter Vigil at next-door Holy Cross parish.

“We’ve always thought that this is the only church that has remained steadfast on moral issues and has a worldwide witness to that,” Mrs. Scharbach said. “It’s a worldwide voice saying, ‘This is wrong.’ ”

Asked why this is the time for him and his family to convert, Mr. Scharbach offered a simple answer: “The magisterium – to be in communion with the Holy See.”

Just months ago, Mr. Scharbach was a promising Anglican priest at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont, near Philadelphia.

His bottom line is however the most significant:

“I realized I can live without being Roman Catholic, but I couldn’t die without being Roman Catholic,” Mr. Scharbach said.

That’s what it all comes down to. And if the Anchoress is right we will need people of strength for what is coming:

Just be ready, is all I am saying. And practice prayer – which is the most subversive of liberties; it can never be taken from you, and is a source of power and strength. Train yourself in prayer. Begin now, so that you are a fit, skilled practitioner when the need arises.

You never know the day or hour.

…and as a person who has been out of work I can certainly sympathize with this but lets face facts:

I can get more accurate and reliable information from places like Instapundit or Hotair or liveblogging of events by people who are actually there that won’t pretend not to be advancing an opinion.

For example do you remember the big anti-insurgent protest in Iraq back in December of 2003? If you read the Globe or times or watched the evening newscasts you wouldn’t because they either didn’t cover them or gave them a line. But if you read Instapundit you had coverage in detail.

It is the stories that they don’t cover that makes them less that useless when they die it will be from an idiotic self inflicted wound.

Hard to feel pity in that situation.

UPDATE: The corner plays compare and contrast apparently unions with high pay are just fine for other folks.