September 27, 2010

Lickety-Split Links (092710, Morning)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 9:27 am

Insight of the Day, from Matt at Weapons of Mass Discussion, who channels those “When E.F. Hutton Talks, People Listen” commercials of yesteryear (examples here and here) — “Boehner Talks Obama Listens.”

The great and powerful Oz has nothing on the Great and Powerful Republican Leader. Go there and see what Matt is referring to.

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Here’s an interesting August 2008 flashback, considering Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern’s characterization of ObamaCare opponents last week (Warning: F-bomb is at link) — “Dem. Party Chairman Says Americans are Selfish and Against ‘The Least Among Us’”

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Mickey Kaus (HT Instapundit), on the possibility of lame-duck mischief by defeated Congressional Democrats — “Nothing makes me more paranoid … than the left’s attempts to say my fears are paranoid.”

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From China, via Jamie Glazov at Pajamas Media (links are in original):

The torch-carriers for Mao Tse-tung’s Red Guards have seen to it that Degang’s … books have been purged from all of Beijing’s store shelves. … The country’s media has launched a smear campaign against (him), making all kinds of defamatory accusations, which include financial corruption … and the seduction of married women. The authorities have … squashed his media appearances. Degang himself remains out of sight and the Chinese people do not dare utter his name.

Although it reads like it’s from the 1960s after I purged more modern and high-tech references to what the Chinese Communist government is doing to comedian Guo Degang, it’s really happening now.

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“Obama: Teacher unions can help boost schools” — An interesting statement, tacitly acknowledging that they been a serious stumbling block for decades.

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From “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same” Dept.:

  • John Kerry, October 2006 — “You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
  • John Kerry, September 2010 — “John Kerry: Democrats’ woes stem from uninformed voters.” Specifically, “We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening.”

The common thread, of course, is elitist Ruling Class contempt for Tea Party patriots specifically and the Country Class in general, whether they’re serving overseas or sincerely attempting to improve their country through activism. Not surprising, coming from a guy who thinks taxes are for other people and uses the “Do you know who I am?” method to bully his way through waiting lines — but definitely contemptible.

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  1. Yeah, that’s a liberal for you. Once you dig behind all their melodramatic bellowing about defending Main Street and how compassionate they are you find the truth: they hate and want to control you to increase their own power.

    Yes, but I suppose they are for “the people”, those people who believe everything the liberals say and do whatever they want, though.

    Hey, Redfern, you’re calling other people selfish? I don’t see you digging into your wallet and personally helping anyone pay for their health care. And no, having your tax dollars forcibly removed by an impersonal bureaucracy and crossing your fingers that somehow they will do good with the money is not charity or selflessness. It’s lazy buck passing so you don’t have to feel guilty that you’re not doing any of the dirty work yourself and so you don’t have to take any real responsibility and/or effort.

    Comment by zf — September 27, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

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