Or as Mark Twain put it, “History doesn’t repeat, but it does rhyme.”
Once again Sarah Palin gave us some of her word salad. In response to Elizabeth Warren suggesting that we raise the minimum wage for everyone including people who work at fast food restaurants she had this to say. See if everything she said makes sense to you.
Now I would argue that technically liberals also usually regard minimum wage jobs as “stepping stones” as well, and the fact that we support minimum wage laws doesn’t change that. I would also argue that just about no one besides the folks at PeTA and other extreme “animal rights” organizations would ever regard someone as evil for not going vegan or working at a restaurant that serves meat. However, I think someone else could do better explaining what she said. Here’s some brilliant analysis from the world’s smartest cat.
Well, the wingnuts are gonna have another freakout, I’m thinking.
A consortium of law enforcement intelligence agencies has ranked various terrorist threats in terms of the perception of those that pose the greatest current national security risks. Sovereign citizens topped the list, shifting from Islamic extremists in prior years.
From the report (PDF):
Law enforcement is much more concerned about sovereign citizens, Islamic extremists, and militia/patriot group members compared to the fringe groups of the far right, including Christian Identity believers, reconstructed traditionalists (i.e., Odinists), idiosyncratic sectarians (i.e., survivalists), and members of doomsday cults. In fact, sovereign citizens were the top concern of law enforcement, but the concern about whether most groups were a serious terrorist threat actually declined for most groups (e.g., the KKK; Christian Identity; Neo-Nazis; Racist Skinheads; Extremist Environmentalists; Extreme Animal Rights Extremists).
Here’s the report; the ranking being referred to is on page 10.
The top three for 2013/14 are, in order of potential threat, Sovereign Citizens, Islamic Extremists/Jihadists and Militia/Patriot groups.
Yeah………the RWNJ’s aren’t gonna like that. Not one bit.
An interesting commentary by Julia Burke, on the obsession some people on the far left have with food, and how it is similar to how some people on right feel about sex. Do you agree? Do you think the analogy is appropriate?
It occurred to me a few weeks ago after a discussion based on a pro-GMO post Kavin wrote for Grounded Parents. Bring up reproductive rights and liberals shake their heads and remark on the incredible cognitive dissonance of the Religious Right. Sure, the Right is “small government” in theory, but it’s about sex, liberals shrug. It’s about policing women’s bodies and an obsessive desire to control what happens in people’s bedrooms. It’s a complete fear and denial of scientific data in favor of emotionally overblown gut reaction.
Then you bring up GMOs. Or locally sourced meat. Or whatever diet is trendy that week.
Food, and how to eat it as “responsibly” as possible, with a particular focus on “where it comes from,” has become the hot-button topic of white liberals. Witness the euphoria surrounding the dawn of food trucks. Witness the Locavore movement. Witness the spot-on “Local Chicken” sketch on Portlandia—those of us who live in “progressive cities,” like my own Madison, laugh at this parody because we’ve heard similar exchanges so many times.
Meet Kathy Weppner. She’s a Republican running for Congress in New York’s 26th District, which is greater Buffalo if I’m not mistaken.
Local Buffalo resident Alan Bedenko took a screenshot in case Kathy loses the courage of her bigoted convictions, at least on Twitter.
.@KWeppner Sometimes it's just easier to let them speak for themselves.
Less Than Half of Mississippi Republicans Say They Would Support United States Against the Confederacy
I’ve lived in Texas all my life, so racism isn’t anything that shocks me. Why should it? I see it all the time. To see a Confederate flag displayed somewhere, or hear someone use the “n-word,” isn’t anything out of the ordinary. Hell, many of the people here truly believe “the South shall rise again.”
You know, the well known phrase often used by racists referring to the time when slavery was still legal in the South.
Well, a recent poll done by Public Polling Policy found that only 41 percent of Republicans in Mississippi would support the United States if there were another Civil War. Thirty-seven percent said they would support the Confederate States with 21 percent saying they weren’t sure.
That means a full 59 percent of Mississippi Republicans aren’t loyal (or aren’t sure if they’re loyal) to the United States of America.
Larry Klayman marked Independence Day with a column railing against liberal American Jews, calling them “self-hating” and anti-Semitic. Klayman was upset that “the Obama regime and other Western leaders were quick to blame Israeli settlers on the West Bank” for burning an Arab teenager alive, which he claims is proof that President Obama and John Kerry are anti-Semites who are out to destroy Israel. (Three of the six suspects, all Jewish, have reportedly confessed to the murder.)
Klayman went on to scold “liberal Jews” who “lose no opportunity to distance themselves from their Judeo-Christian heritage in the style of Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky and indeed the evil Fuhrer Adolf Hitler himself,” adding that “these types of Jews, some of whom are present in the Obama White House to give Obama cover for his anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli acts and practices, are among the greatest enemies of the Jewish people.”
In recent months, Israel and the world have witnessed the consequences of this retreat. Hamas had now ascended to a unity government with the Palestinian Authority and is more powerful than ever, extending its reach from Gaza into the West Bank. And, just in the last few weeks, this power has become more apparent as Hamas, in a brazen act of provocation, kidnapped and executed three Jewish Israel teenagers in this West Bank. Just days after their bodies were found, a Palestinian boy was found dead, his body bad burned and left in a forest in Jerusalem. Although the cause of this death is unknown at this time and under investigation, the Obama regime and other Western leaders were quick to blame Israeli settlers on the West Bank and thus Israel for the killing. True to form, Obama’s equally anti-Semitic secretary of state, John Kerry, took the lead in gleefully blaming Jews for the killing of the Palestinian boy, while expressing only pro forma if not feigned grief for the dead Jewish teenagers.
While this type of anti-Semitic behavior is predictable from Obama and his secretary of state, what is more frightening is the reaction of many liberal Jews themselves. These Jews, indeed self-hating ones, lose no opportunity to distance themselves from their Judeo-Christian heritage in the style of Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky and indeed the evil Fuhrer Adolf Hitler himself, who many historians have concluded had Jewish roots on his father’s side of the family. These types of Jews, some of whom are present in the Obama White House to give Obama cover for his anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli acts and practices, are among the greatest enemies of the Jewish people.
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Victoria Jackson Tweet.
National Report (nationalreport.net) is a satirical website. It is published by Allen Montgomery.
Among headline-generating spoofs are a report that Arizona’s governor Jan Brewer intended to introduce mandatory gay-to-straight conversion courses into the state’s public school system, and a report that fooled researchers at Fox News Channel, in which the President was purported to have announced his intention to spend his own money to keep a Muslim museum open during a government shutdown. Another report that fooled people in Wyoming claimed that a man in Hanna, Wyoming was the first recipient of a RFID chip which, the report claimed, was part of an Obamacare pilot program. A report published by National Report on November 2, 2013 claiming a fictitious Assam Rape Festival created a furor in Indian national and local media. Several newspapers and blogs reported the same.
Obama to Visit Mosque on 4th of July? It’s Satire!
By David Emery
Viral article from National Report claims President Obama will visit a mosque and host Muslim leaders at a White House cookout on the 4th of July.
Description: Fake news / Satire
Circulating since: July 2014
Status: FALSE (see details below)
Other wingnuts follow through on the fake news.
RE https://t.co/T3tnNPS9qh *Good grief, why isn't Obama at a 4th of July parade instead of a Mosque??? Standing w/Muslims
Fox & Friends Saturday criticized President Obama for offering to personally pay for a “museum of Muslim culture” during the government shutdown, a claim that originated from a satire website.