Ben Shapiro, eternal 12-year-old and right-wing Token Chew Toy, has had a Twitter Derpsplosion over the Confederate Flag and gone utterly batshit.
A collection of Ben’s Most Insane Tweets Of The Day
Ben Shapiro, eternal 12-year-old and right-wing Token Chew Toy, has had a Twitter Derpsplosion over the Confederate Flag and gone utterly batshit.
A collection of Ben’s Most Insane Tweets Of The Day
Wow, it’s gonna be hater central in Palm Beach later this month. Remember, there’s no such thing as Islamophobia—it’s just a PC thing that Muslims and their liberal allies invented to shut down legitimate criticism of Islam.
What—no Louie Gohmert, Pamela Geller, Brigitte Gabriel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Daniel Pipes, Walid Shoebat, Raymond Ibrahim, et al?
I get the distinct feeling that we Muslims are going to be the bogeyman the right-wing will use between the mid-terms and 2016 elections in their efforts to try to scare people into voting the GOP back into the White House…
FrontPageMag editor and increasingly unhinged anti-Obama yeller David Horowitz is hosting his annual “Restoration Weekend” for anti-Muslim activists at a beach resort in Florida this month. This year, Horowitz has recruited an impressive slate of Republican politicians, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine to partake in the event’s offerings of golf, spa treatments, and Muslim-bashing.
Joining the GOP politicians at the Palm Beach weekend will be anti-Muslim activists including the Family Research Council’s Jerry Boykin, JihadWatch’s Robert Spencer, National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy and, as Horowitz announced this weekend on Newsmax, far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders.
Conservative pundits Ann Coulter, Michael Reagan and Ben Shapiro will also be at the event, according to its website, along with FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe, Heritage Foundation economics chief Stephen Moore and Wall Street Journal editorial board member Kimberly Strassel. […]
At past events, Horowitz has attracted GOP luminaries including Sen. Ted Cruz, former Sen. Jim DeMint, Rep. Steve King and Rep. Michele Bachmann. […]
From last year’s event. Oh look, Caroline Glick too (she’ll be back again this year):
Full list of attendees according to the event’s website:
Governor Rick Perry, David Horowitz, Senator Jeff Sessions, Senator Ron Johnson, Kimberly Strassel, Jim Bridenstine, Dennis Prager, Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter, Stephen Moore, Andrew McCarthy, Michael Reagan, Bruce Thornton, Andrew Klavan, General David Fridovich, Larry Kawa, General William Boykin, James Carafano, Bill Whittle, Cleta Mitchell, Daniel Greenfield, Thomas Lifson, Tom Fitton, Richard Baehr, Matt Kibbe, Edwin Black, Robert Spencer and Caroline Glick.
The biggest problem for Americans, however, is that there can be no victory for tolerance in this scenario. Americans who are apathetic about Sam’s sexuality - people who believe that he will (and should) be accepted without regard to his sexuality — will be castigated as unfeeling simply for stating those views. The media needs Sam’s coming out to be a big deal, because that is how they can continue to portray America as a nasty place in need of leftist cultural and governmental correctives.
The media continually portray America as a place deeply driven by anti-gay bigotry, despite the fact that anti-gay attacks are at historic lows, and high-profile acceptance of open homosexuals is at all-time highs. There’s a reason for that: antipathy for Judeo-Christian views means insisting that those who believe in those views are intolerant buffoons. Someone must be the villain in this morality play.
And that means that Sam must be portrayed as a victim, no matter how things go at the draft. Assume for a moment that Sam, who is projected to go in the third round, goes in the third round: there will be many who claim that he should have gone higher, and that the NFL just wasn’t ready for a gay player. Assume that he goes in the first round: the media will claim he was a potential first round pick anyway, or claim that it’s too early to tell if the NFL is ready for him.
The media continually portray America as a place deeply driven by anti-gay bigotry…
Funny you mention that Ben, as a quick read of the comments to your very article strongly suggests that this is very much the case:
I am straight, have a traditional family and am proud of it.
No media outlet would put me on TV, especially when espousing traditional family, Christian values.
Jesus is no myth, and you know that..He speaks to our hearts. The scripture verifies what is spoken.. you condemn yourself when you deny truth. you chose the smell of an anus over salvation.. you judged yourself.ALL we do is say what GOD says. The power of that WORD convicts you..You dont find Believers on silly farms but you do find a lot of homos residing there come on now.
Comments like yours are par for the course of a flaming kool-aid drinker and sodomite.
What is sad is how many of these grown adults may become homo-sexual because of the viewing of Pornograhy. [sic]
Hey AL, looks like they are in the Brokeback formation.
New name for the redskins… Washington Brokebacks.
Gay pro wrestling. There’s got to be some contact to make it worth the medias attention.
Note to Mr. Goodell….If you embrace this (like you almost did the Redskins idiocy) you will see your empire begin to crumble. A lot of us long time fans are already quite disgusted with the direction the NFL has gone in general, this will be the last straw.
Last one out, turn out the lights. $93.00 a ticket to go watch a Homo.
I think Obama will invite this young man to the White House. They have more than skin color in common!
stupid sodomite.. Christians will always be makin babies.. y’all dont.. one Christian dies at least 2 takes his place.. you are sorely mistaken and have fallen into the pit of stupidity.. HOMOS CANT REPRODUCE!!!!
Then there are these comments to this short story from “Breitbart Sports:” First Lady: Gay Football Player Is ‘Inspiration’:
Well, she is married to a gay. Ol Barry REALLY inspires her!
Why aren’t we allowed to refer to Michelle as Han Solo’s buddy - that tall, hairy creature in Star Wars?
Opposites attract; he’s gay; she’s a dyke. Their big problem is what goes where.
Bath House Barry inspires us, too!!
Barry was known as bath House Barry in Chicago…had a penchant for older white guys.
Only a libturd idiot demoncrap would consider a lifestyle choice of butt licking (salad tossing) as inspirational.
Might give a new meaning to “ground and pound”.
You’re right Ben. This is just a media morality play. Homophobia has gone the way of the Betamax player. No need to make a big deal about the first openly gay football player because clearly, most people don’t care about it….as your thoughtful and insightful public ably proves.
My God these people are sick…
Steve Greenberg is a political cartoonist. This week, he chose to lampoon the Tea Party with an editorial entitled “Tea-Hadist,” and we, The Jewish Journal, chose to print it.
The purpose of political cartoons is to comment on both deep and topical political and social issues via satire. They almost always offend someone. Political correctness has about as much place in an editorial cartoons as a bacon-cheeseburger has in a kosher market.
This is not simply my opinion, but that of our publisher, Rob Eshman, as well:
“Steve is a satirist. His point was that in pursuing their ideology, the Tea Party conservatives in the House are actually destroying gov’t for others, as well as the GOP and ultimately their own movement. It’s a point many Republicans have made: John McCain, Peter King and many others. (washingtonpost.com).
“Greenberg makes his point via a medium that doesn’t reward subtlety.
Meanwhile, Ben Shapiro, a “nice Jewish boy” at the right-wing Breitbart site, seethed with righteous rage:
On Friday, October 11, the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, which is handed out free to virtually every synagogue in the city of Los Angeles and which has a circulation of 50,000 copies and 150,000 weekly readers, ran a cartoon by Steve Greenberg, who does editorial cartoons for the paper each week. Greenberg’s cartoon, labeled “Greenberg’s View,” depicted a suicide bomber with a Republican button and a Tea Party tri-corner hat, a suicide vest around his waist, a detonator in his hand. “Of course I don’t feel any regrets about the cost everyone will pay for my beliefs! After all, there are 72 virginsawaiting me!” The drawing was titled, “THE TEA-HADIST.”
You know what is despicable, Ben? A small cadre of right-wing extremists in Congress who are threatening to put this nation into default because they do not like the results of the 2012 election. Do you know what can happen in a default? The U.S. Treasury will not be able to pay debts that it already owes: this includes Social Security and Medicare and veterans’ benefits. You know, those veterans you care so much about, because they can’t visit their war memorials?
The U.S. defaulting on its debt will have global repercussions. The national debt will grow even larger as interest rates skyrocket. Families will lose their investments and their life savings. International corporations, which employ millions, will crumble as consumer confidence fails. Unemployment will mushroom in addition to the 800,000 “non essential” federal employees whose unpaid leave you and your cohorts cheered. You think the 2008 financial meltdown was bad? Stick around and see what happens in a default.
And you are angry because JJ compared this to a suicide bomber who blew up a pizza parlor?
Have another one.
THEIR ARE MOAR.
Several conservative bloggers repeated talking points given to them by a proxy group for the Ukrainian government — and at least one writer was paid by a representative of the Ukrainian group, according to documents and emails obtained by BuzzFeed.
The Ukrainian campaign began in the run-up to high-stakes Ukrainian parliamentary elections last year, and sought to convince skeptical American conservatives that the pro-Russian Party of Regions, led by President Viktor Yanukovych, deserved American support. During that period, articles echoing Ukrainian government talking points appeared on leading conservative online outlets, including RedState, Breitbart, and Pajamas Media.
The emails and documents, which include prepackaged quotes from election officials and talking points that some writers copied nearly word-for-word, offer a glimpse into how foreign governments dodge tight Justice Department regulations on foreign propaganda to covertly lobby in the United States: The payments were routed through a front group in Belgium to an American consultant, who has urged writers not to cooperate with a reporter investigating the campaign.
The source who provided BuzzFeed with the emails and documents said that other writers involved in the Scoville campaign had included Breeanne Howe of RedState and Warner Todd Huston, a freelance conservative writer. The source estimated that around five or six writers were on the October 26 conference call.
Writers involved in the campaign had been individually warned by Scoville not to talk to BuzzFeed during the reporting of a story on this subject that appeared in March, and to deny any payment if asked, according to the source…
Other writers who were producing incongruous pro-Party of Regions stories at the time include Ben Shapiro of Breitbart and Seton Motley, a conservative blogger.
One of Shapiro’s Ukraine posts, “Hillary Sides With Anti-Semitic Ukrainian Opposition,” is nearly identical to a post that appeared four days later in a different publication under Huston’s byline: “Clinton Dept. of State Backing the Anti-Semitism Party in Ukraine?”
Shapiro said he hadn’t been paid by anyone other than his employers to do the posts.
Scoville “was not the one pitching me as far as I recall,” Shapiro said.
Over on Right Wing Watch they have documented the case of American Decency Association’s Lisa Van Houten claiming this, among other bizarre things.
2. Homosexuality will be a protected class by the government. Christian school teachers and administrators, pastors, business owners, etc. could be charged with discrimination if they speak out against or refuse to embrace homosexuality.
3. Organizations such as our own American Decency could easily lose their (c)3 tax-exempt, non-profit status as we continue to call homosexuality what it is - SIN
It does beg the question, why do hate groups think they are entitled to tax-exempt status? Also, why doesn’t the American Decency Association care about non-Christian religious types that could be fired? Where’s the decency in that?
This could be a new talking point among the religious right though, seeing how Ben Shapiro stated this very lie in a June 26 post on Breitbart.
Based on Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling, in which the Court majority determined that the Defense of Marriage Act’s federal definition of marriage had to incorporate state-based same-sex marriages, Internal Revenue Service regulations could be modified to remove non-profit status for churches across the country.
The DOMA decision makes clear that marriage is a state-to-state issue, meaning that religious institutions that receive non-profit status on the federal level but do not perform or accept same-sex marriages in states where it is legal could have non-profit status revoked. Furthermore, should the IRS move to revoke federal non-profit status for churches, synagogues and mosques that do not perform same-sex marriage more generally, the Court could easily justify that decision on the basis of “eradicating discrimination” in religious education.
At least Ben was kind enough to include other religions in his ramblings.
Media Matters has refuted Shapiro’s nonsense.
1. The DOMA Decision Had Nothing To Do With Tax Exempt Statuses For Churches. The Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor v. United States dealt exclusively with whether the federal government should be allowed to deny federal benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married in their state. Allowing married gay couples to file joint tax returns has nothing at all to do with whether churches are required to perform same-sex weddings to maintain their tax exemptions.
2. Every State With Marriage Equality Already Has Exemptions For Churches. In every single state that’s legalized marriage equality, churches are exempt from having to perform same-sex weddings. No church in America has ever been forced to perform a same-sex wedding. Laws like DOMA only deal with the civil definition of marriage, not the religious celebration of weddings.
When do Breitbart News and io9 have something in common? When there’s a kids’ cartoon about a gender-swapping superhero, of course.
In SheZow, a 12-year-old boy accidentally puts on a magic ring that turns him into a female superhero, known as SheZow. It’s an excuse for lots of fish-out-of-water comedy and some personal growth. Or, if you’re Breitbart News, it’s a left-wing conspiracy. We talked to SheZow’s creator about the controversy.
Nothing says “child-appropriate material” quite like gender-bending underage superheroes.
The chief executive of the Hub, who may or may not have been high (and leftist) when she greenlit this project, is Margaret Loesch. Loesch commented, “When I first heard about the show, my reaction was ‘Are you out of your minds?’ Then I looked at it and I thought, ‘This is just funny.’”
The target audience for the Hub is children aged two to eleven.
And here Ben Shapiro was probably just trying to watch something highbrow for once.
The comments go about the way you might expect:
Liberals abort their children so they have to try to indoctrinate ours.
Regardless of the intention of the Hub’s senior executives, this is the begining of teaching our children that a male, becoming a female is cool. There is a progressive LGBT activist behind this somewhere, we only need to follow the trail to its inevitable conclusion.
If you want this sort of thing on television, move it to the Logo network and run it during the after school hours. This is the way the Soviets controlled children and got children to turn in their parents. This is the mechanism used on television in the middle east to teach anti-semitism to young children.
And so on, and so forth.
James Taranto, who not only writes a column for the Wall Street Journal but also edits its opinion website, rightfully became the most hated man on Twitter yesterday afternoon for questioning whether former congresswoman Gabby Giffords could have possibly written the New York Times Op-Ed she published last week shortly after a gun control bill died in the Senate, considering how injured she remains after getting shot in the head two years ago.
Here’s Taranto parsing the forensics of her column-writing abilities on an NRA radio show Friday, caught by Media Matters’ Timothy Johnson yesterday:
TARANTO: One fascinating thing about this is this piece was published no later than 9:03 PM on Wednesday evening, because that’s when it first appears on the New York Times’ Twitter feed. The last Senate vote on amendments to the gun bill was a bit after 6 [PM]. Giffords appeared at the White House at 5:35 [PM] when we saw that enraged rant by the president. The Manchin-Toomey [background check] provision was the first vote. That was at 4:04 PM. So if you read this piece it’s presented as a cry from the heart, as Giffords’ personal reaction as somebody who’s been wounded by gun violence to the betrayal of these Senators. So we are supposed to believe that somehow in less than five hours a woman who has severe impairments of her motor and speech functions was able to produce 900 publishable words and put in an appearance in the White House in the course of it. So I think that’s a little bit odd.
Ironically, in a column Thursday, Taranto wagged his finger at Giffords for practicing “incivility and unreason.”
But it’s not just Taranto. From Sen. Rand Paul to small-time radio hosts, gun rights absolutists seem eager to dismiss gun violence victims and condemn them for daring to speak out.
The National Review’s Kevin Williamson criticized Giffords in a particularly ugly way, saying, “It should be noted that being shot in the head by a lunatic does not give one any special grace to pronounce upon public-policy questions.” A Washington Times editorial said that Obama was “exploit[ing] the grief” of the Newtown families by “using them at every opportunity as props to make a political argument.” Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro likewise decried Obama for “exploitation of victims of violence using guns.” Another conservative blogger accused Giffords of “emotional bullying.”
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