So, I’m a shit-disturber. I usually put a muzzle on to keep the firepower to a minimum, but, fuck, that’s just not fun anymore. I figure I have more fun being a loose cannon and if that loses me a few readers but tickles the rest, then so be it.
After all, Dr. Seuss said it the best: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
That said, pertaining to my rant on Sarah Palin, a reader decided to leave this brilliant comment:
James, Posted October 14, 2008 at 5:53 pm
Barack Hussein Obama is scary.
Its not just Jeremiah Wright a hate monger, its not just Tony Rezko a convicted criminal, its not just Bill Ayers a terrorist… …its that time and time again Obama just says “oh, I didn’t realize that” and Americans are just suppose to accept that?? Does Obama have poor judgment or is he a liar??
What exactly is Obama’s Black Liberation Theology that he has been learning for over 20 years http://tinyurl.com/3g57fb
Well, I decided to inform James Ignorant Twit of just how much a goof he is for thinking it’s positing any kind of an argument. And that clip? At least I know when shit’s propaganda, dude.
Anyhow. My “comment” back to James wound up being a semi-inspired rant and turned into a lengthy post in its own right, and why make you work and go find it? I’ll share it here.
You should really read the Palin rant first and get in the mood if you haven’t yet. And if you liked that, you’ll love this. If you hated the Palin rant, well, sorry, sugar… you’re in for a long fucking three weeks.
My “comment” back to James, then, without much more ado (albeit I edited a couple of lines, heh heh):
THAT’s your source, JAMES? Are you fucking KIDDING me?
Read a newspaper! Read real news sources! Don’t watch some fucking propaganda from some questionable source and tell me that’s credible. COME ON. THINK FOR YOURSELF.
Jeremiah Wright’s lost his fucking nut and has caused Obama to walk away from the church. His radical comments have been in the last couple of years, not throughout his career. He was a highly decorated preacher for a long time before he became a fundamentalist fuckhead.
Tony Rezko is as much of a criminal as fucking Charles Keating is, but Obama was never found to have been in the wrong as far as dealing with Rezko is concerned; he never received anything directly, and anything he did receive, he gave back. Unlike McCain, who was INVESTIGATED by a committee for wrongdoing, and while not found guilty, he was reprimanded for conflict of interest and dubious behaviour. Naturally, he repaid all the more than $125,000 in “gifts” he got from Keating, whom he benefited by voting in his favour ON POLICY while in office, but he couldn’t repay all the vacations Keating took him on with his family. McCain VACATIONED with his criminal buddy. Obama can’t claim that distinction. Oh, and Cindy McCain has invested more than half-a-mill in a Keating enterprise. Oops!
As for Bill Ayers, yeah, Obama was EIGHT when those crimes occured and he was on a COMMITTEE with Ayers along with a number of other notable local people, including significant local politicians. It was a NON-PROFIT EDUCATION COMMITTEE (the Chicago Annenberg Challenge) that just, like, GAVE money to schools. WHAT? Socialist motherfuckers! Ooh, whatever will the evil long-ago terrorist think of next? Volunteering at the food bank?
This is ALL McCain’s got against Obama — this is IT. So, yeah, he bangs that fucking drum. LEARN something about these bullshit stories fed to you on a spoonful of sugary lies. READ something from an unbiased source. LOCATE facts. It’s not hard. I do it. You can too, Grasshopper. Until then, I’ll set you fuckin’ straight. Keep readin’.
Unlike McCain, OBAMA has a financial plan. He’s got Warren Buffet advising him, while McCain’s getting advice from Phil Gramm who’s the fucking mastermind of all the deregulation that’s gotten the United States into the pickle it’s in.
Come back to me when you have a real fucking argument documented with REAL facts instead of some goddamned propaganda newsreel made by hacks who are waving their politics rather than using their brains.
Don’t tell me McCain’s squeaky clean. He only pushes his fucking ethics now because he knows how much he’s lost them before. He hired the team that DESTROYED him and massacred his daughter in his last campaign, and you want to suggest this guy’s all about integrity? He hired the most dubious, unethical campaign running teams in the business. He flipflops on EVERY issue. The economy’s strong! The economy’s cratering! He’ll govern according to the wind’s direction!
The guy’s not a politician, he’s a motherfucking windsock.
Obama scares you because he uses big words. Should I type slower?
PS: I hate bigoted fuckheads who think a middle name like “Hussein”, held by hundreds of thousands of men of OTHER ethnic origin around the world means he’s automatically a terrorist. Fucking open your mind. Jesus. Is your neck red or something?
Now, I avoid saying things about McCain. That’s just me. But I don’t avoid saying things about Obama, and they’re all positive. He’s not perfect, but he’s the better choice.
I’m lovin’ your rants, hon. And the awesomeness of the work you’ve done on your theme.
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Rant on my friend. Well said.
Usually I provide nice-well-researched, reasoned and logical responses to people like James. I’m really tempted to do so in response to James, His Ignorant Twittiness, especially since I’ve studied Liberation Theology (hey James, it grew out of Roman Catholocism!) and Black/minority Liberation Theology (hey James, are you a Roman Catholic? I’m guessing not–whoops, you are! Just researched the source of that “factual video” you provided!
Rewrite–Ahh, I see something here James. Are you a pissed of Catholic? Angry about the Great Schism? Does the Reformation get under your skin?
Didja know that there were popes of middle eastern descent? Might want to get a map and see where Israel is (brith place of Christianity, right?), look into that whole Constantinople thing, and what countries Israel lies next to.
But really, James (His Twittiness) by actually citing a source is a vaguely academic thing to do, and that’s why I’m so tempted to respond to James, His (Un)Reasoned Twittiness, in a reasoned manner, but it is so obviously useless at this point.
But it’s your overt racism, James (no more cute titles here), that just burns me. Pureblood, James? I’m sure there is someone, in that bloodline of yours, like the rest of us, that was cagey, or misanthropic (oops, big word), or the “wrong race”, and I’m even more sure that you haven’t the slightest idea of that fact. Not because you don’t know your family history. But because the slime that you cite as “fact” shows what you consider “factual” argument to be.
Hey James, are you a “good” Catholic? Where do you think that bloodline goes back to, since your so scared of Obama’s middle eastern roots? Catholics weren’t just former Jews; they were Romans, and the Roman Empire stretched really far to the east, James. You know, that place with all the Obamas? And Husseins?
And since I’m pretty sure your ancestors didn’t come to America before the birth of Islam, there’s a good chance, like most of us non-Scandinavians, that you’ve got a checkered past. (Do you use algebra, James? You know that’s Arabic, right? So is our number system.)
That’s the funny part, James, and I’ll bet you can’t even understand it, much less why it’s funny: the arguments you use against Obama are the same type of arguments that can be turned right back against you.
P.S. Your video had a clip of former President Kennedy, while alluding to the idea that we need to know much about a President’s history. Are you so clueless as to not know what we’ve discovered what Kennedy was actually doing (and who, for that matter, and what drugs were being shot into him), to think that Obama is more dangerous that Kennedy was? Google “Bay of Pigs”, “Marilyn Monroe”, et. al.
P.P.S. Want to cast doubt on McCain’s heritage? I’m sure you’ve ignored this: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/28/us/politics/28mccain.html
I’ll stop now, since that’s just a few slim choices from the first 2:45 of the video.
Post like this are absolutely what I need to make me smile. If half the people who write and are otherwise involved in politics could express themselves as well as you, this country would be in much better shape.
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That was an interesting video that James provided and very informative based on facts. What bother’s me about Barack Obama is that he has horrible judgment and just lies about it. Think about it. He chose to consume cocaine whilst John McCain was risking his life fighting for the values and freedoms of Americans.
Most MSM networks are leftist, everyone knows that. Who in here actually lets the MSM control what information you know and how you think? Since you are not an educated academic and do not know how to conduct research I will provide some MSM that you blindly follow as proof.
Jeremiah Wright mentored Obama for almost half of his life. To say that Wright has no influence on how Obama thinks is just ridiculous. They both have similar preaching styles. That video that James posted is a clear and concise explanation of Obama’s “Black Liberation Theology”. Obama only acted as if he knew nothing about it because Wright became a political liability.
Tony Rezko is a convicted US criminal. He was the first person to donate money to Obama’s political career in 1995. Over the years he has raised millions for Obama as a campaign financier. To say that Rezko has nothing to do with him is ridiculous. Obama himself admits that Rezko has donated over $250,000 to his campaigns.
Bill Ayers is a terrorist. He participated in the bombings of NYC Police Headquarters in 1970, the US Capitol building in 1971, and The Pentagon in 1972, just to name a few. Obama being 8 years old at the time has nothing to do with it. The fact is that in 1995 when, Obama was much older, Ayers was the one who held a party to introduce Obama into politics in his own house.
Regarding the US economy I am sure I am a better economist than you. I have a Master’s degree in International Business and I’m taking graduate studies in financial economics. All you do is fall for things that sound good but sadly you do not understand the real world effects and opportunity costs. Please, tell me you at least understand the difference between rightist and leftist ideology. Please, tell me that you know the difference between free-market capitalism and centralized socialism. Be honest, do you prefer equal opportunity or equal outcome?
Regarding, flip-flip just watch this video and please show that you have some intelligence.
P.S. These are just a few instances that describe Obama’s judgment and lies. We did not even talk about Louis Farrakhan, ACORN, CEOs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac…
BTW, is Obama a Muslim or not?
Thank you so much for providing the comment I’ve been waiting for. Where to start?
“Most MSM networks are leftist, everyone knows that. Who in here actually lets the MSM control what information you know and how you think? Since you are not an educated academic and do not know how to conduct research I will provide some MSM that you blindly follow as proof.
Okay, the MSM is leftist. I’ll give you that premise. “Who in here actually lets the MSM control what information you know and how you think?” What? “In” where? Control what? Are you critiquing Steff for using the MSM as a source?
Steff isn’t an educated academic–okay, I’ll grant you that, but more on that below. She cannot conduct research. Research on what? Pertaining to what? Huh?
You will, quote “provide some MSM that you [Steff] [can, will?] blindly follow as proof.” I have absolutely no idea what this means. This makes no sense.
Just a final comment here, since there’s so much wrong with what you said: if you really are a grad student in econ with a M.A. in IB, well, I’ll bet my four degrees (count ’em!) that you are either a complete liar, or one of the stupidest students in existence.
You name dropped: opportunity cost, free-market capitalism (which, to be honest, isn’t really taught in econ, except as a vague historical concept), and centralized socialism–which is a hysterically redundant term. Been hitting that intro book or surfing the net lately?
And you do realize that the question–do you prefer equal opportunity or equal outcome?–makes no sense? It’s a false dichotomy (look it up) unsupported by any economic theory. I’m actually curious what cheat sheet you pulled that from.
And–rightist and leftist ideology? Again, WTF? Do you mean this in terms of straight party politics, vague governmental structure, Constitutional interpretation, or most obscurely, and incorrectly, economically?
Given your grammar, sentence structure, word and concept dropping, and general lack of cohesion, I’d fail you on this–you either have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, cribbed it from someone else’s talking points, or are faking.
That is, if you are ANY kind of academic, there is NO WAY you can say: “That was an interesting video that James provided and very informative based on facts.” If you do have the degrees you listed, and still agree to that statement, you are not only living proof to the sad statement that there are many stupid academics, but you should be stripped of your degrees. Steff has more intelligence and academic acumen in her little finger than you have…well, I can’t even think of a comparison.
Please stop trying to pass your self off as an academe. You’re really bad at it. And you’re giving the intelligent ones a bad name.
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Also, to DP: You trying to question Tonya is silly because your questions don’t even make sense…
..free-market capitalism not taught in economics? lol
..equal opportunity vs equal outcome makes no sense? lol
..centralized socialism is hysterically redundant? lol
no offense but i think Tonya is more educated than you. even i know that MSM are mainly leftist, just look at the shareholders of the media conglomerates.
Socialism, by definition, is centralized. Please find me a version that isn’t. So-called “centralized socialism” is a pseudo-faux-intellectual term for Marxism. When I teach Marxism–and when any good teacher teaches Marxism, we call it Marxism. If it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.
Equal opportunity vs equal outcome–I see you use Google well, especially WowEssays. Congrats! I should have clarified, as what I was criticizing was a classic “I bought my term paper” or “I just took intro to econ” error: “equal opportunity vs equal outcome” is a false dichotomy. Traditional microeconomic theory had, for a long time treated them as equal, yet opposing, factors. Much of intro to econ still teaches this because the issue is far too complex for an intro course. Modern social theory, in particular feminist studies, race theory, queer studies, and the study of marginalized social groups, shows that there “terms” actually exist on a spectrum and cannot be interpreted as two simple contraries.
Free-market capitalism not taught in economics–please re-read what I said parenthetically following that phrase: “[FMC] isn’t really taught in econ, except as a vague historical concept.” Except as a vague historical concept. That means, as any good econ prof will tell you, FMC does not, and cannot exist is a pure state. It is a concept. A theory. It is an idea that formed the basis for realized economic structures. But “IT” does not exist.
Finally, you said: “…even i know that MSM are mainly leftist…”
I quote myself, tiringly, one more time: “Okay, the MSM is leftist. I’ll give you that premise.”
By the way, the MSM is by and large publicly traded. That makes the public the shareholders. So…you’re saying all of the public is liberal? (And mind you, it’s not necessarily the rich who are shareholders; retirement packages, investment packages–all that stuff that normal people use–have MSM shares in them. So “Joe six pack” owns that liberal media, just like us darn liberals. You betcha!)
Don’t worry, I’m not offended. I am a teacher–and I love being one–because people need education. And I don’t know everything, nor assume I’m smarter than everyone. I just called out Tonya and you for the bullshit you were trying to dish out.
Thanks for those informative videos. I know more about potential Vice President Sarah Palin than I do about about Barack Obama a Presidential candidate. I believe anyone running for President of the US must be scrutinized. MSM tends to censor a lot.
McCain was way funnier than obama
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