Civics with Civility

Everywhere you look in the media the headlines are full of it. Incivility Reigns! Bullying! Cyber bullying! Mean Girls Rule! All there on the front page, all there on the splash, all there waiting for you to click on to see who said what about whom. Never mind if any of its true, never mind … Continue reading Civics with Civility

Would it be a “political” statement if it was Obama’s head on a pike instead?

This line from the NYT piece about putting George Bush's head on a pike in the HBO series Game of Thrones is simply amazing: In the audio commentary on the Season 1 DVD release of “Game of Thrones,” the show’s lead producers, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, pointed out that a scene showing the … Continue reading Would it be a “political” statement if it was Obama’s head on a pike instead?

A rude awakening

James Delingpole made this point in his latest piece. ...It's not people on my side of the debate who want to ravage the countryside with wind farms (with no provision for decommissioning them), rein in economic growth, introduce wartime-style rationing, raise taxes, destroy farmland and rainforests to create biofuels, and base heinously expensive public policy … Continue reading A rude awakening

Too frightful to use, except against conservatives

It is axiomatic that Comedy central is an organ of the left in both its approach and its opinions, but every now and again it finds a situation so ironic, so simply incredible that no amount of political agreement or sympathy can override the comedy gold it produces. The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full … Continue reading Too frightful to use, except against conservatives

Examiner column: Tea Party History repeats itself before National Cameras

My latest for the Examiner: Tea Party History repeats itself before national cameras talks about the latest example of the media narrative of the tea party failing, this time with the MSM on hand to film it: They were not shy about making their opinions known to the media either individually or as a group. … Continue reading Examiner column: Tea Party History repeats itself before National Cameras

Only people not paying attention to the left are surprised at Wonkette and comments there today

Was it only a few days ago that we were commenting on why the actions of the left in heckling Tea party protests would get no press: There has been some media coverage at Reuters and Politico however there is one aspect of the story that they seemed to miss. The Left’s Reaction. For that … Continue reading Only people not paying attention to the left are surprised at Wonkette and comments there today

Am I actually seeing Morning Joe reporting on the media difference?

The difference in Wisconsin coverage that is, why yes, Politico wrote about the double standard concerning "signs": “The mainstream media’s professed concern with uncivil engages only when it is practiced by conservatives,” asserted the Washington Post’s conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin. And conservative blogger Michelle Malkin, who has made her blog something of a clearinghouse of … Continue reading Am I actually seeing Morning Joe reporting on the media difference?

More Democratic Civility

Over at the blog Mind Stain and Firedoglake they tell the story about a restaurant that choose to discriminate against a patron based on his political views : Wisconsin blogger Naomi Houser reports tonight (via Howie Klein on Twitter): The M******t [a restaurant] in Madison, WI confirms that on Friday night, ******* (one of the … Continue reading More Democratic Civility

Dem representatives flee responsibility, capital and state?

One of the things that always drives me nuts is when state legislatures or the congress appoint "commissions" to handle tough problems. Since every single one of those people spend a small fortune begging the voters for the office and responsibility it seems odd after begging for a job to be afraid to do it. … Continue reading Dem representatives flee responsibility, capital and state?

Just peacefully minding their own business…

A history lesson for those preaching civility Update: The Path to violence explained via Althouse/glenn: 1. Frances Fox Piven advocates left-wing violence by the unemployed against the government. 2. Glenn Beck criticizes her for this, calling such talk dangerous. 3. Then an unstable unemployed left-wing radical engages in violence against the government. 4. Glenn Beck … Continue reading Just peacefully minding their own business…

The “Why” of the left’s call for “civility”

Tim Blair and Don Surber already talked about this now Victor Davis Hanson explains the why when it comes to the left's "call for civility" In other words, the calls for a general toning down of rhetoric translate far more into a toning down of both an effective media opposition and a rising political obstruction … Continue reading The “Why” of the left’s call for “civility”