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Left Wing Civility Watch

I knew I had used this post title before, but this is the 22nd time:

The real haters are in the media, some of them the openly left-leaning media and some of them claiming to be mainstream. But oh, how vilely they spew their hatred.

They accuse us of being “haters.” They, by contrast, are rational, fair-minded, and kindly. Really, they are. Consider, for example, the gentlemanly Chris Matthews on Hardball on October 27, speaking of the Republican nominee for Senate from North Carolina: “What’s worse: Thom Tillis, or Ebola?”

Here’s Andrea Mitchell reporting on MSNBC on Election Night about why Republicans were winning: “It was a scare tactic by the Republican opponents of Democratic incumbents, who tried to focus on ISIS and Ebola in the scariest, most nonfactual ways.”

Here’s Alan Pyke, deputy economic policy editor for the far-left Think Progress blog in reaction to the Fox News Channel’s coverage of the unrest in Ferguson: “I hope Roger Ailes dies slow, painful, and soon. The evil that man has done to the American tapestry is unprecedented for an individual.”

Matthews (again), with regard to conservative support for voter-ID laws: “Believing they can’t convert the African-American vote, they’ve decided to slaughter it. . . . This is murder in broad daylight.”

But at least our economics aren’t lethal — merely bigoted. Just ask MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, who on April 30 discerned our real motives: “I think not raising the minimum wage is a racist policy. . . . Not raising the wage, the minimum wage, is every bit as racist as comments made by Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling. It’s just displayed in a different way.”

Charles Pierce, who wrote this blog post about Palin’s speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference: “[Senator John] McCain should pay a heavy price for unleashing this ignorant, two-wheeled bilewagon [Sarah Palin] on the country’s politics. If you think she’s a legitimate political leader, you’re an idiot and a sucker, and I feel sorry for you. . . . She is the living representation of the infantilization of American politics, a poisonous Grimm Sister telling toxic fairy tales to audiences drunk on fear and hate and nonsense. . . . It was the address of a malignant child delivered to an audience of malignant children. If you applauded, you’re an idiot and I feel sorry for you.”

Compared with that, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski was quite kind to Palin, calling her merely “a multimillion-dollar moron selling a message.”

Max Brooks on HBO with Bill Maher pretended to be a Deep Thinker delivering a sober analysis. The rise of the Tea Party “has happened before in history,” he sagely intoned. “In Germany in the ’20s and ’30s…

Gawker’s staff writer Adam Weinstein shared this bit of policy advice:

Man-made climate change happens. Man-made climate change kills a lot of people. It’s going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people’s deaths. It’s time to punish the climate-change liars. . . . Denialists should face jail. They should face fines. . . . I’m talking about Rush and his multimillion-dollar ilk in the disinformation business. I’m talking about Americans for Prosperity and the businesses and billionaires who back its obfuscatory propaganda. . . . Those malcontents must be punished and stopped.

In case anybody missed the point, the blog post’s headline was “Arrest Climate-Change Deniers.”

These are talking heads, but are they any different from our co-workers, our acquaintances, our family members? We called it Bush Derangement Syndrome back when Bush was president. But Bush hasn’t been president for almost six years. It should have been called Liberal Hate Syndrome, and there is still no known cure. (Of course, the first step is wanting to be cured.)

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If Barack Obama’s White Grandmother Had a Great-Granddaughter, Would She Look Like Danielle Fair?

Ever since he brought it up with Trayvon Martin, I’m curious about everyone’s resemblance to Barack Obama.

Have to say, I don’t see it here:

Cleveland Police are investigating an attack on a 10-year-old girl as a hate crime, and the attack was captured on video and posted on-line.

It happened on Leeila Avenue off Bellaire Road on the west side.

A video posted on YouTube shows a white girl on a scooter ambushed and beaten by a black girl. The beating went on for about 12 seconds until you hear voices in the background calling for it to stop.

A Cleveland Police report shows the attacker is 13 years old. The victim, Danielle Fair, says she felt bullied.

A neighbor says she saw it all, and she heard the attacker use a racial slur.

“Cracker. She called her a cracker,” said Jessica Jaworski.

The attack looked planned, with the camera rolling even before the beating even started.

We went to the home of the teen throwing punches.

“Nobody was waiting. I don’t have to talk to you. It’ll all come out in court,” a woman at the door told 19 Action News.

The victim’s mom and dad want justice. They say their daughter never said anything to provoke the beating. Dad says he even tried talking to the other girl’s grandfather instead of calling police.

But now, a First District Detective is working the case. Hate crime or not, it’s a vicious attack.

I have two questions: where did the 13-year-old learn to hate white people so much (and that a cracker is not just something to carry Cheeze Whiz); and where did the 10-year-old learn how to take a punch? Police ought to look into both.

As racial epithets go, “cracker” doesn’t bother me so much. But that’s because I’m stupid. A word is nothing but a collection of letters. Some words begin with N and end in R: “never”, for example. But no one ever got brought up on hate crime charges for saying never (though this guy lost his job for using “niggardly” in a sentence). Cracker carries a lot of significance when it is accompanied by haymakers to the head.

Or when used to encourage infanticide:

President Obama is rarely shy to speak up when racial hatred erupts. A word, Mr. President?

Sir?

Sir?

Well, he’s a busy man. There’s Iraq, and the IRS, and Benghazi, and the VA, and all those illegal alien kids, and Ukraine, and Syria, and the contracting economy—not to mention his personal bête noir (what’s that supposed to mean?), global warming.

He’ll get around to it.

Update (6:55 p.m.): President Obama spent three hours and 40 minutes at Sunnylands to play golf. The president is now headed back to his house at Thunderbird Heights, according to the White House press pool report.

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Watch Your Language

This is a shocking and wholly inappropriate way to speak of anyone:

[Ted] Nugent is known for making controversial comments about Democrats and President Barack Obama in particular.

Just last month, he called the president a “subhuman mongrel” in an interview with Guns.com.

No. No. No.

This is just as inappropriate:

OBAMA: Well, you know, when I was young and going through the identity crisis that any teenager goes through — I wrote a book about this.

[BARBARA] WALTERS: Yes. … We all read it.

OBAMA: You know, part of what I realized was that if the world saw me as African American, then that wasn’t something that I needed to run away from. That’s something that I could go ahead and embrace. And the interesting thing about the African-American experience in this country is that we are sort of a mongrel people. I mean, we’re all kind of mixed up.

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Yeah.

Not “yeah”. No!

No. No. No.

Of course, Obama went on to say this:

Now, that’s actually true for white America as well, but we just know more about it.

So, white Americans are mongrels; black Americans are mongrels; we’re all mongrels. It sounds like a good thing.

Obama also once said this:

In his first press conference since winning the race to the White House, President-elect Barack Obama addressed a pressing question: who is going to be the first dog?

Obama told a group of reporters in Chicago on Friday that since his 10-year-old daughter, Malia, is allergic, the Obama family is looking for a hypoallergenic breed. But Obama also said the family wants to adopt one from a shelter.

“There are a number of breeds that are hypoallergenic, but on the other hand our preference is to get a shelter dog, but obviously, a lot of the shelter dogs are mutts like me,” Obama said.

We think all of this language is unfortunate. People are free to say it, of course, but we are free to reject it. And we reject “subhuman mongrel” most of all.

PS: And Nugent was on such a roll!

“I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the acorn community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America.”

No. No. No…. Yes?

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Italian “Peace Activist” Murdered By Palestinian Terrorists Was Jew Hater

Big surprise

iamma Nirenstein, vice president of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies and chairwoman of the Committee for the Inquiry into Anti-Semitism, has deemed the slain Hamas-aligned activist Vittorio Arrigoni a “fan of political Islamism because he was an enemy of the Jews.”

Arrigoni was kidnapped by Salafist radicals in April, and murdered by them in the Gaza Strip earlier this month.

Writing in the Milan-based Italian daily Il Giornale, she added “[Arrigoni’s support of Islam] did not save him from a cruel execution…”

Nirenstein also took aim at Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano for attributing the murder of Arrigoni to the lack of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

“Instead of laying the blame on Islamic fundamentalism, he asked that ‘a negotiated solution be found to the conflict, which sees bloodshed in the region,’” she said. “Yet instead, Israel is being summoned to face some mysterious responsibility.”

According to Nirenstein, Arrigoni described Zionists as “rats.” A Facebook entry from Arrigoni apparently also refers to a Jewish critic of his as a “rat.”

Arrigoni’s death has electrified NGOs, the blogosphere and media regarding news reporting that they claim has glossed over Arrigoni’s militant anti- Israel views.

Arrigoni was a member of the International Solidarity Movement, an organization devoted “to resisting the Israeli apartheid in Palestine by using nonviolent, direct-action methods and principles,” according its website.

Prof. Gerald Steinberg, head of NGO Monitor, a human rights watchdog organization, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that “the ISM openly and directly supports ‘the Palestinian resistance,’ – meaning terrorism and war crimes against Israelis. To refer to its members, including Vittorio Arrigoni – who are allied with Hamas – as ‘peace activists’ is a marketing triumph, and moral travesty.

“The record speaks for itself: In 2002, ISM members attempted to help terrorists hiding in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and in 2003 the murderers of Israelis at Mike’s Place bar in Tel Aviv, forged links with ISM activists. In 2010, the ISM played a major role in the deadly Gaza flotilla confrontation. Whatever Arrigoni’s motivations might have been, he was clearly not promoting peace.”

In an e-mail to the Post on Thursday, Noah Pollak, executive director of the Emergency Committee for Israel, a Washington-based organization, wrote, “Arrigoni devoted himself to helping Hamas try to destroy Israel. He was a warmonger, an anti-Semite and a supporter of the repression of Palestinians under terrorist rule in Gaza. The attempt by anti-Israel activists to portray him as a crusader for peace or human rights is nothing less than Orwellian.”

Amnesty International Ireland’s communication director, Justin Moran, criticized a popular US-based, pro-Israel blog, “Elder of Ziyon,” for pointing out ties between Arrigoni’s supporter and girlfriend, Claudia Milani – who works for Amnesty International – and her promotion of anti-Israel events.

According to the Elder of Ziyon blog, Milani is the “coordinator of Israel/Occupied Territories section of Amnesty International/Italy,” and as such, she gave a talk at an “Israel Apartheid Week” event advertised by Amnesty last month.

Her Facebook page shows that she is “friends” with noted Israel-haters, including Greta Berlin, Adam Shapiro, Max Ajl and Ken O’Keefe.

Moran, from Ireland’s Amnesty office, wrote an e-mail to a reader who complained about the Elder of Ziyon blog entry, saying “I think the site you link to is acting in a deplorable manner by using the tragic death of Mr. Arrigoni to personally target his girlfriend – a woman who is right now coping with the loss of a loved one in unbelievably tragic circumstances.”

Steven Plaut, a professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Haifa, culled anti-Israel photos from Arrigoni’s Facebook site for an article in the online US Magazine Frontpage.

Plaut wrote earlier this week, “Arrigoni’s Facebook page is also a cornucopia of blind hatred. It includes the medieval blood libel charge that ‘Zionists’ would arrest Jesus if he were to come back today… A photo that Arrigoni included – and thought was just delightful – is a sign in a store that announces that dogs and Israelis may not enter.”

When asked about Arrigoni’s comments about Jews and Israelis, multiple Post telephone calls and e-mails to Moran and the Amnesty office in Ireland were not immediately returned.

When you lay with dogs, you get fleas.

– Aggie

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A War on Fox

Not like Charles and Camilla releasing the hounds.

No, someone much more grotesque

The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at the Fox News Channel.

“The strategy that we had had toward Fox was basically a strategy of containment,” said Brock, Media Matters’ chairman and founder and a former conservative journalist, adding that the group’s main aim had been to challenge the factual claims of the channel and to attempt to prevent them from reaching the mainstream media.

The new strategy, he said, is a “war on Fox.”

Do we have to use such language anymore? Really?

It was funny when the Left accused the Right of hate speech because of the use of targeting and cross-hair metaphors during elections. We could barely catch our breath. But war imagery is at best immature and at worst inappropriate as our boys and girls engage in a [deep breath] time-limited, scope-limited kinetic military action.

Media Matters was founded with help from the Center for American Progress, which is funded by George Soros, among others, you will not be surprised to learn, I am sure.

Investigate, expose, and decry all you want, George and David. But leave guerilla warfare and sabotage to the terrorists.

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Facebook Friends of Israel

Reader Jeanette has alerted us to a Facebook page calling for a third intifada against Israel. Because the first two worked out so well for the Palestinians, I guess.

Screw the word “intifada”; given their intentions, “genocide” is closer to the mark:

Neighboring countries of Palestine will begin advancing on May 15. All otherIslamic countries will follow them. Palestine will be liberated and we will be herliberators. Send this to all your friends.

Personally, I don’t think anybody is going to be advancing on Israel on May 15 or any other date in the immediate future. With any luck, Arabs will still be killing each other. Sorry, but it’s what they do.

But Facebook has a policy against hate speech and incitement, and this certainly qualifies. If you are on Facebook (as I am not), here’s what you can do:

It is on very good authority, from those within the Israeli intelligence community, that this Facebook initiative is helping set the tone for a third Intifada, just as Facebook launched the Egypt uprising and other revolts throughout the arab world. Please consider doing your part by following the link below….we must act now…

Please click on the link and scroll down the left side of the page where you will see (under where it shows how many people like it) a “Report Page” link.
Select that option and choose “Contains hate speech” or “incites violence.”

We must understand what our president does not: despite our hopes, the people fighting for revolution across Araby are not uniformly democratic. They are less Al Franken and more Frankenstein’s monster.

PS: More here.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has “reached out to Facebook” to remove a “cause” page entitled “Third Palestinian Intifada,” saying the page constitutes “an appaling abuse of technology to promote terrorist violence.” According to an official statement, the ADL’s request has not been met.

ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said the page misleadingly calls for peaceful demonstrations given that it asks supporters to “build on the previous two intifadas” in a current climate that has seen a dramatic increase in rocket attacks from Gaza, the brutal murder of the Fogel family in the West Bank, and a terrorist bombing in Jerusalem.”

The page currently has more than 312,061 supporters, and “includes inflammatory anti-Israel language calling for supporters to build on the previous two intifadas.” The page also contains links to related content on Twitter, Youtube, and in other locations.

Foxman called on Facebook to “reconsider its decision an remove this site, which by it’s very title incites violence.”

Last Wednesday Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein sent a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg asking him to make sure that a page calling for a third Palestinian Intifada be shut down.

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Progressives Call For Lynchings

Thanks to reader, Carol, for making us aware of this.

I’m sure Obama will have something to say about all of this dangerous hate speech soon.

– Aggie

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To All The Leftists Who Believe That The Shooter Was Part Of The Tea Party

Jared Lee Loughner didn’t even vote in the 2010 election. And he was a registered Independent.

Imagine that! Just because you are obsessed with his political biases doesn’t mean that was was obsessed with yours.

Jared Lee Loughner was a registered independent, didn’t vote in 2010 election
By Chris Cillizza

Suspected Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner registered as an independent voter in Arizona in the fall of 2006, according to the Pima County Registrar of Voters.

Loughner registered to vote on Sept. 29, 2006, identifying himself as an independent. Records show he voted in the 2006 and 2008 elections but is current listed as “inactive” on the state’s voter roles — meaning that he did not vote in November.

The political affiliations of Loughner, who is being charged by state and federal authorities with the shooting of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) as well as 19 other victims outside a Tucson grocery store on Saturday, have become the subject of a white-hot partisan debate in recent days.

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, liberals sought to paint Loughner as an anti-government, tea party conservative. Conservatives retorted that Loughner lacked anything close to a coherent political philosophy — a case strengthened by subsequent glimpses into his personal life that suggests someone struggling with mental illness.

Loughner’s decision to affiliate as an independent rather than a Republican or Democrat would seem to affirm the sense that while he targeted Giffords in the attack, it was not a decision born of a set of deeply held political beliefs that fit neatly into either party.

Interesting. I was just wondering if anyone had checked his voting record, and sure enough, someone had. But it kind of blows the paradigm, doesn’t it? I mean, here we have a supposed Tea Party person who can’t even be bothered to vote? Or to join the Tea Party, for that matter.

I sincerely hope that the 40% of Americans who report sympathy with the Tea Party positions on a number of issues will take notice of this biased media coverage. So far we have established that the guy was obsessed with the politician as early as 2007 (before he or anyone outside of Alaska had heard of Sarah Palin), he was in Independent, and he was odd enough to be thrown out of college. His friends dumped him. Still, the media persists in blaming you, the Tea Party.

It will be difficult to remember this until the next election, but we should definitely try.

– Aggie

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