By John Ruberry Here's a reminder that we've moved beyond spirited debate within our political culture into rudeness and thuggery. Take a look at the selection of stories about that descent towards anarchy. The most recent abomination occurred just two days ago as the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), has harassed at a Louisville … Continue reading A collection of stories of leftist attacks on prominent Republicans
By John Ruberry Sometimes I watch television programs so you don't have to. Such was the case this morning as I endured ABC's This Week, which was slightly more tolerable than usual because the regular host, George Stephanopolous was off and Jonathan Karl was in charge. Of course the show was dominated by the circus … Continue reading Yes, money drove the anti-Kavanaugh mob
By John Ruberry "As I watch a great number of my fellow Americans and virtually all of the mainstream media descend further and further into irrational and immoral hysteria -- regularly calling the president of the United States and all of his supporters Nazis, white supremacists and the like; harassing Republicans where they eat, shop … Continue reading To my liberal friends: Yes, conservatives are decent people
Keep everything hazy in his mind now, and you will have all eternity wherein to amuse yourself by producing in him the peculiar kind of clarity which Hell affords. The Screwtape Letters II Despite some very public divisions and gaffe's over the last week in Virginia Democrats finally got a victory they were looking for and … Continue reading Dems win big in VA & Elsewhere. Where are the GOP riots, tears and genital hats?
By John Ruberry The Flint crisis--dangerous levels of lead have been found in its drinking water--is a travesty, but one that the left is using to advance its agenda. Background: Two years ago after telling the the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in a cost-cutting move that it would stop buying its Lake Huron water … Continue reading Flint water crisis shows how the left operates
By John Ruberry Last week in this space I wrote about President Obama's war on the suburbs. But there is more to Obama's agenda. It's a war on the majority--or if you prefer--a war on white people. The New York Post outlined this move last week: Unbeknown to most Americans, Obama's racial bean counters are … Continue reading Obama’s war on the majority
By John Ruberry Twenty years ago if you were unhappy with a business, let's say a check out clerk was rude to you or you were served a rotten meal, you had some effective ways of getting back. Of course these methods still exist. You can never patronize that business again and tell your friends … Continue reading 21st century way: Unhappy with a business? Harass them online
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?
At the time Ronald Reagan was elected I was a democrat who was a hawk on defense. My greatest influence was a professor Ed Thomas. He had a great love of history and of original documents. He used to say about Ronald Reagan. "I'm afraid of Ronald Reagan". He seemed to think that Reagan would … Continue reading The president who stood by our side
One of days I must have the Reclusive Leftist on my show on the subject of Sarah Palin and the left. We disagree on almost everything else but she has been willing from day one to call out her fellow leftists on Palin Derangement syndrome. I finally had a chance to take a peek at … Continue reading The Reclusive Leftist weighs in
Tim Blair has a must read post today about how obsession, comparing the "Jewish conspiracy" fetishes in the Arab world with the Palin obsession of the left, it skewers all the right people and closes thus: If Palin’s “extreme rhetoric” causes murders, perhaps we should be keeping an eye on media leftists, for they seem … Continue reading Blair and Surber on civility
One of the dangers of demagoguery an issue is that if you are caught it's hard to get your credibility back. For several days the left decided that the Tea Party and Sarah Palin were responsible for the shootings in Arizona Alas not only did the facts point elsewhere but the violent anger of the … Continue reading The left’s narrative just can’t catch a break
I must confess when I saw this story at gateway pundit On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that they were surprised by the applause at the memorial pep rally on Wednesday for the victims of the Tucson shootings. I will say that I read the speech several times and thought that there … Continue reading Charles Johnson commits projection: UPDATE I spelled Jim name wrong “Hoff” vs “Hoft” Update 2: “Hoft’s revenge”
I'm in the process of writing a critique column for the Examiner on the media's reaction events in Arizona but if spend the entire day working on it I suspect it will not compare to this post by Elizabeth Scalia the Anchoress. “Today was supposed to be set-aside for the victims,” someone posted on twitter, … Continue reading The Anchoress writes THE Arizona media post
One of the reasons the internet has been the bane of the left is it allows us of the right to permanently document their own actions. Zombie Time Michelle Malkin and Pam Geller (who repeats much of Zombietimes' imagery) go long on some of the violent public imagery of the left that for some reason … Continue reading Long memories on the internet