Friday, September 18, 2009
The Wicked Witch of the West Coast, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has drawn a line in the sand. And by doing so, she labels any American who opposes larger, more invasive government a “domestic terrorist”.
Pelosi invokes the specter of right wing violence and impending doom to push the Socialist Agenda of the left’s anointed king, President Obama. Here is it, with RB6’s comments as well:
From Fox News-
WASHINGTON -- Republicans are rejecting comparisons made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who came near to tears Thursday when she compared anti-government rhetoric over President Obama's health care proposals to the debate over gay rights in 1970s San Francisco.
"I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco," Pelosi told reporters, her voice catching in her throat at her weekly press briefing.
Now she’s going to be a human? I personally can’t see this callous Trotskyite career politician crying over anything but a lost election
Without making an eponymous comparison, Pelosi was referring to the 1978 murders of Mayor George Moscone and city Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist immortalized in a recent movie starring Sean Penn. Former San Francisco Supervisor Dan White was convicted in the case. He committed suicide in 1985.
At the time, gay rights activists and others said the assassinations were the result of the loud and sometimes violent debate over gay rights. Pelosi was chairwoman of the Democratic Party for northern California and friendly with Milk and Moscone.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. If the PMRC can link Judas Priest to suicide, the DNC can link anti-gay violence to Free Speech and dissent.
Pelosi said Thursday that while she values free speech, a careful line must be tread between the First Amendment Right and regard for public safety.
Pelosi values Free Speech like Hitler valued the Jews.
"Our country is great because people can say what they think and they believe," she added. "But I also think that they have to take responsibility for any incitement that they may cause."
Right? Why make people take personal responsibility for their own actions? In our new worker bee society, no one does anything of their own free will. If you do something right, it is because you were inspired by President Obama, and if you do something bad, it was because Dick Cheney or Joe Wilson told you too.
Pelosi's response came to a question about whether she is concerned that the political debate and anti-government rhetoric could mimic the era of 1993-1994, when then-President Bill Clinton offered a health care option and as the reporter noted, "Around that time, we also saw acts of domestic violence, domestic terrorism."
If Pelosi thinks that the domestic violence in the Clintonista times was brought about by a push for federalized health care, she should watch the tape of the Branch Davidian compound being burned by the FBI, or read about FBI sniper Lon Horuchi shooting Randy Weavers wife, while she held their infant son, at Ruby Ridge.
"I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made," Pelosi said. Some of the people hearing the message "are not as balanced as the person making the statement might assume."
So the average American is too mentally unbalanced to understand the difference between dissent and a call for bloody revolution? This is the arrogance of government. In our morally sodden nanny-state, We The People must be taken care of by Uncle Sugar, right? I am sorry, but have things gotten so bad that these ass-ocrats and republi-douches have forgotten who elected them, and who pays their salaries. They are living in The People’s House on our dime. How is it we are not marching on Washington DC with torches and pitchforks?
Pelosi did not offer examples of rhetoric today that could lead to violence but the House rebuked South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson for shouting "You lie!" at Obama last week. The August congressional recess was also dominated by town hall meetings in which voters vigorously stated their opposition to the president's proposals for health care reforms.
I wish Joe Wilson had pulled a Preston Brooks and cracked someone’s head, instead of hooting a 3rd grade response. We are fighting tyranny here, dammit, not rooting for a volleyball team.
The town hall meetings were followed with a rally in Washington, D.C., last weekend that brought tens of thousands of protesters.
House Minority Leader John Boehner said Thursday little if any of the rhetoric feeding the health care debate has contained an undercurrent of violence.
"Listen, I was at a tea party in Westchester, Ohio on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend with 18,000 people. I saw no signs or any indication of any kind of violence," he said.
"Americans are saying 'stop.' They're scared to death that the country that they grew up in is not going to be the country that their kids and grandkids get to grow up in," Boehner added. "And so as a result, you're seeing average Americans who've never been involved in the political process taking a more active role in our society and in this debate. And so, you know, I believe it ought to be civilized, but -- but Americans are speaking up and they ought to speak up."
Boehner also chided President Carter, who this week became the highest -profile politician to say the opposition is built on racism because Obama is black.
Jimmy Carter is truly America’s shame. How bad was the Nixon/Ford administration that we felt the need to punish ourselves with 4 years of him?
"I reject this resoundingly," Boehner said. "The outrage that we see in America has nothing to do with race. It has everything to do with the policies that (Obama) is promoting."
Thomas Jefferson is rolling in his grave at what our country has become. Shame on us for letting it get this far. Shame on our elected officials for forgetting their place, and shame on the people for not reminding them.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Now, I know a lot of Republicans. In fact, many of them are assholes.
However this is not caused by the fact that they do not support the overtly Marxist policies of the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
I am still at a loss as to what vetting process the Obama White House uses to pick these folks, perhaps drawing names out of a hat?
Jones' background was well known and reported on for years in the media, yet the President thought it would be OK to appoint him to a position that held sway over our fair Republic.
Think again, Comrade! If there is one thing that Conservatives in America can do, it's whine over something! Well, at least the whining didn't go to waste. Keep up the good work America and let's take out the trash in Washington, D.C.!!!
From FoxNews- White House green jobs adviser Van Jones resigned in the middle of the Labor Day weekend following persistent controversy over his past remarks and associations.
Jones, who served as an adviser to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, had generated mounting criticism over the past week. He earlier issued back-to-back apologies -- first, for calling Republicans "assholes" during a videotaped address earlier in the year, and second for signing a petition in 2004 supporting the "9/11 truther" movement, which believes the Bush administration may have been involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
The latter development, which came on top of several others, was perhaps the most devastating and led to calls for his resignation.
Jones stepped down late Saturday.
In a sharply worded statement, Jones said the controversy had become an unceasing distraction and assailed his critics.
"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide," Jones said.
He said he had been "inundated" with calls from supporters urging him to "stay and fight."
"But I came here to fight for others, not for myself," he said. "I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future."
Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the council Jones had been advising, said in a statement that she accepted the resignation, which was effective immediately, and called him a "strong voice for creating 21st century jobs that improve energy efficiency and utilize renewable resources."
The White House had stayed relatively quiet about Jones as the controversy developed, leading to speculation that he was on the way out.
Asked about Jones Friday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said only that he "continues to work in the administration."
Jones is considered a rising star in environmental circles. He wrote the New York Times bestseller "The Green Collar Economy" and has co-founded and worked with several groups dedicated to helping low-income and minority communities -- often through green jobs and better environmental policy. He got his start as a San Francisco-area activist.
But critics raised questions about his fitness for a White House-level office, pointing to his radical activities a decade ago as well as more recent controversial stances.
Jones was an self-described "communist" during the 1990s and previously worked with a group dedicated to Marxist and Leninist philosophies. His comments, even in recent years, were often racially charged. He's blamed "white polluters and white environmentalists" for "steering poison" to minority communities. In 2005, he drew a distinction between white and black youths involved in shooting incidents by referencing the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.
"You've never seen a Columbine done by a black child. Never," Jones said. "They always say, 'We can't believe it happened here. We can't believe it's these suburban white kids.' It's only them!" he said. "Now, a black kid might shoot another black kid. He's not going to shoot up the whole school."
But such statements did not draw widespread attention until after a February video surfaced showing him calling Republicans "assholes" during an address in Berkeley, Calif. Jones apologized, but faced down his past again when it was discovered that he signed a 2004 statement calling on then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and others to launch an investigation into evidence that suggests "people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."
Jones afterward issued a blanket apology for his past statements and said the petition does not reflect his views. An aide said Jones didn't carefully review the petition at the time.
But that claim was swiftly disputed by 911Truth.org. "He did agree with that statement and he did sign on to it," 911Truth.org spokesman Mike Berger told FOX News in a telephone interview from St. Louis on Friday. Berger said the group's "original board members individually confirmed all signatories that had signed on to the statement."
The calls for resignation mounted.
Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., became the first lawmaker to call on Jones to resign, issuing a press release calling for a moratorium on the hiring of additional "czars" until the vetting process in Jones' case could be properly investigated.
Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., demanded that the Senate Green Jobs and New Economy Subcommittee conduct hearings to probe Jones' behavior and "reassure the American people that their government is safe from his divisive, incendiary and ultimately counterproductive sentiments."
Thursday, September 3, 2009
If I don't support Federally controlled and mandated Healthcare Reform, it is because I am biased and prejudiced against a black President.
Wow, I had no idea. Thanks, Charlie, for opening my lily white eyes to my personal racism.
Rep. Rangel is of course, dead wrong, about the feelings of Americans. His grasp of the groundswell of opposition to our government chronically overstepping it's bounds is simplistic, dismissive and incorrect. Of course there is racism in America. Of course there are people who hate President Obama because of the color of his skin. But, in truth, America has seen a new color since January.
And that color is RED. Red, as in Communism and Socialism. Red as in Karl Marx and V.I. Lenin. Red as in social engineering and government ownership of private industry. Americans are mad as hell about seeing red. Charles Rangel gets props from me for his service to our country, in the Korean War and in Congress, but RipperBravo6 gives him a big thumbs down for not looking past his own personal biases and understanding that Americans are angry and scared about what socialism as Federal policy is doing to their country.
First it was Gov. Paterson. Now the dean of New York's congressional delegation has played the race card -- and just as the governor did, he's using President Obama to do it, the New York Post reported.
Rep. Charles Rangel said Tuesday that "bias" and "prejudice" toward Obama are fueling opposition to health-care reform.
Those incendiary comments came on the heels of Paterson's controversial comments about race that also mentioned the nation's first black president.
"Some Americans have not gotten over the fact that Obama is president of the United States. They go to sleep wondering, 'How did this happen?' " Rangel (D-Manhattan) said Tuesday.
Speaking at a health-care forum in Washington Heights, Rangel said that when critics complain that Obama is "trying to interfere" with their lives by pushing for health-care reform, "then you know there's just a misunderstanding, a bias, a prejudice, an emotional feeling."
"We're going to have to move forward notwithstanding that," said Rangel, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and a chief health-care negotiator.
Rangel then likened the battle over health-care expansion for the uninsured to the fight for civil rights.
"Why do we have to wait for the right to vote? Why can't we get what God has given us? That is the right to live as human beings and not negotiate with white southerners and not count the votes. Just do the right thing," he said.
And I meant what I said about Rangel being dirty. Here is what that bastion of truth, Wikipedia had to say:
On September 24, 2008, the House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into Rangel's alleged failure to report thousands of dollars in rental income or pay taxes on his beachfront villa in the posh resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, allegedly living in multiple rent-subsidized apartments in New York City while claiming his Washington, D.C. home as his primary residence for tax purposes, alleged use of congressional stationery to solicit donors for a public policy institute in his name at City College, and other alleged questionable activities.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
From FoxNews: Van Jones, the Obama administration's "green jobs" adviser, told a group of listeners earlier in the year that the reason Republicans are stonewalling the president is because they're "assholes."
Jones' remarks were recorded in a video from February that was posted to YouTube.
He made the remark during an energy lecture in Berkeley, Calif., after a woman in the audience asked him why President Obama and congressional Democrats were having trouble moving legislation -- even though Republicans, with a smaller majority, didn't have as much trouble earlier in the Bush administration.
"Well, the answer to that is, they're assholes," Jones said, to uproarious laughter. "That's a technical, political science term."
The questioner responded, "I was afraid that that was the answer."
"Now, I will say this. I can be an asshole, and some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama are going to have to start getting a little bit uppity," he said.
From Wikipedia: Early activism
In 1992, while still a law student at Yale, Jones participated as a volunteer legal monitor for a protest of the Rodney King verdict in San Francisco. He and many other participants in the protest were arrested. The district attorney later dropped the charges against Jones. The arrested protesters, including Jones, won a small legal settlement. Jones later said that "the incident deepened my disaffection with the system and accelerated my political radicalization." His outrage over the verdict radicalized him: Jones said he was "a rowdy nationalist" before the King verdict was announced. By August of that year, he said, "I was a communist." Former employer Eva Paterson counseled him to rethink his tactics and to work for change in wiser ways. "In time, he jettisoned his youthful notions and moved on to seek more effective and attainable solutions," Paterson says. Jones's activism was also spurred on by witnessing racial inequality in New Haven: “I was seeing kids at Yale do drugs and talk about it openly, and have nothing happen to them or, if anything, get sent to rehab...And then I was seeing kids three blocks away, in the housing projects, doing the same drugs, in smaller amounts, go to prison.”
When he graduated law school, Jones gave up plans to take a job in Washington, D.C., and moved to San Francisco instead. He got involved with Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), a group explicitly committed to revolutionary Marxist politics whose points of unity were revolutionary democracy, revolutionary feminism, revolutionary internationalism, the central role of the working class, urban Marxism, and Third World Communism. While with STORM, Jones actively began protesting police brutality.
Thank you American’s Higher Education system. Breeding ground of the Red Menace. McCarthy was wrong to target Hollywood, he should have hit the Ivy League instead.
Well, fellow Americans, is that what we are now reduced to? Because we dissent, because we don’t proscribe to Marxism, because we want moral government, fiscal responsibility and personal freedom, we are assholes?
I for one am proud to be an asshole. I join a long line of assholes including Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Payne, Sam Adams and John Hancock, who King George of England once referred to as “that bunch of Colonial assholes”.
What an asshole.