A Different Kind Of Stupid. UPDATE

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First you had Van Jones, now this.

Another Obama appointee has stepped into the spotlight of stupidity recently. Anita Dunn, the temporary White House communications advisor recycled from the Carter administration (OK, that sets off warning bells already), said in a speech earlier in the year that Mao Tse Tung is on of her favorite philosophers. Sung gave the orders that led to the slaughter of perhaps as many as 20 million Chinese citizens. The Washington Examiner has featured a piece that suggests that Dunn isn’t aware of Mao’s history. If you watch the video clip where she declares Mao and Mother Teresa as her favorite philosophers, it’s clear by the “well, you wouldn’t normally see these two together” bit. that she does know of his history. What is it about the philosophies of murderous dictators and revolutionaries that the left find so appealing. Che Guevara comes to mind. I have no problem with studying the philosophies of those types of people. You should, if only to see how ideas of thought and politics can be used and twisted to justify evil and brutality. But how does one latch on tp Mao as a “favorite”  philosopher, when there are so many better choices. And it’s not as if Mao’s ideas were novel; many of his ideas are lifted from Leninist and Marxist screed. I’m not an expert on philosophy, but surely there must be someone better out there to admire other than Mao. Anyway, I don’t think that Dunn is ignorant of Mao’s murderous past; she just doesn’t care.

Why does it seem, that the more knowledgeable a left wing official is, the worse their judgment. I’m really beginning to have a want for the good old days, when White House staff just didn’t know anything.

UPDATE: Dunn was channeling the late Republican Devil Lee Attwater. That is what she claims, according to Britt Hume and Fox news. Of course, the irony her is that, since it’s being reported on Fox news, well, it can’t be trusted! And I wouldn’t count on the MSM to actually verify the Attwater quote…. They haven’t been too good about that lately! (Hat Tip: Insta-P)

Rush, The NFL, And Gay Marriage

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Now that Rush has been denied the oportunity to own an NFL team because of who he is, I wonder if conservatives will have a little more empathy for gay who can’t get married because of who they are. Yeah, I know. I won’t hold my breath.

Stupid, Unworkable Kyoto Treaty Is Dead.

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Best news I heard all day.

Rush Limbaugh’s Slight Of Hypocrisy.

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Rush has responded to his critics, who used fabricated quotes to justify denying him ownership stake of the St. Louis Rams. First here is the relevant quote that appeared in the Washington Post written by Sportscaster Michael Wilbon:

I’ve met Limbaugh. I communicated with him last week on the issue of his being a part-owner of a franchise. One-on-one, he comes across as approachable and open to pretty much any discussion. But his radio persona is another thing. I don’t listen to his show because his comments about people of color anger and offend me, and I’m not easily offended. I’m not going to try and give specific examples of things he has said over the years; I screwed up already doing that, repeating a quote attributed to Limbaugh (about slavery) that he has told me he simply did not say and does not reflect his feelings. I take him at his word.

Reading the whole article, Wilbon’s criticism echo’s one of the main points I wrote the other day, that Rush makes a living off saying outlandish things that rub people the wrong way. He relishes in being controversial. The two quotes are not much of a factor in the grand scheme of things. It’s the entire body of work that stands out.  That said, here is Rush’s response featured in the Wall Street Journal:

Numerous sportswriters, CNN, MSNBC, among others, falsely attributed to me statements I had never made. Their sources, as best I can tell, were Wikipedia and each other. But the Wikipedia post was based on a fabrication printed in a book that also lacked any citation to an actual source.

I never said I supported slavery and I never praised James Earl Ray. How sick would that be? Just as sick as those who would use such outrageous slanders against me or anyone else who never even thought such things. Mr. Wilbon refuses to take responsibility for his poison pen, writing instead that he will take my word that I did not make these statements; others, like Rick Sanchez of CNN, essentially used the same sleight-of-hand.

You know, this criticism only works if the same can’t be placed at you own feet. Anyone remember this gem from October of 2006?

“Now people are telling me they have seen Michael J. Fox in interviews and he does appear the same way in the interviews as he does in this commercial,” Limbaugh said, according to a transcript on his Web site. “All right then, I stand corrected. . . . So I will bigly, hugely admit that I was wrong, and I will apologize to Michael J. Fox, if I am wrong in characterizing his behavior on this commercial as an act.”

Pot….  Kettle…. How are things going for you? Or can I even uses that euphemism, since it has the word black in it.

PS. Some of the criticism of those who are criticizing Limbaugh is just goofy. Here’s this bit from the American Spectator:

Apparently Mr. Wilbon is an enthusiastic supporter of Justice Clarence Thomas but just forgot to write a column trashing all those liberals who went after Thomas because of his race. Oops.

Uhm, Wilbon is a sports writer, not a political commentator. Ooops.

Boobs And Squirrels!

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Like peanut butter and chocolate… They just go together!

On Rush And The St Louis Rams

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I was listening to Hugh Hewitt yesterday and heard him mention that there were some pseudo quotes attributed to Rush, but i didn’t know what they were.These are the pseudo-quotes I think he was talking about:

“I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.”

And

“You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray. We miss you, James. Godspeed”

From what I can tell, the quotes are lifted from a book published in 2006 called “The 100 People You Really Should Hate” or something like that. Rush says he never said those phrases, and I take him at his word. So lets drop the issue of these quotes and move to something Hugh said. Hugh went on to call Rodger Goodell a moron and liberal. I don’t know if Goodell is a liberal or not, but I do know he’s not a moron. Goodell has done more to put players on notice that bad behavior will not be tolerated than any other major sport commissioner. Google Goodell / PacMan Jones or Chris Henry for an example. Read more »

Admin Geek Stuff

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I just rebuilt my links section, as the old version was lost during the Great Blog Crash of 2009. I’ve added a few new links, and have added a section for car stuff too, something that was lacking in the old list. There’s more admin stuff that needs to get done to the Sonicfrog site, but this is a good start. Stay tuned!

Quote Of The Day – “This sort of thing can end up killing you.”

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Mooning’s the “thing”. From the really strange / bizarre / funny story of the day –

Train drags half-naked mooner along tracks

BERLIN – A German man mooning railway staff in a departing train got his trousers caught in a carriage door and ended up being dragged half naked along the platform, out of the station and onto the tracks…. Dangling by his trousers, the man got pulled along for about 200 meters, all the while managing to keep his legs away from the wheels of the train.

The 22-year-old journalism student shoved his backside against the window of a low-slung double-decker train when staff forced him off in Lauenbrueck for traveling without a ticket…

Never realized flashing your bum could be so dangerous. Is this what they call a “teachable moment”?

Gays In The Military – Barrack Obama, You’re No Abraham Lincoln!

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So Barrack Obama is still floating around platitudes yet taking no action to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Says it’s hard and complicated. Well, how did another president from Illinois deal with the inclusion of a minority into the armed forces? President Abraham Lincoln, realizing that more bodies in a Union uniform would give an advantage to his side during the Civil War, made the recruitment of blacks into the United States Army and Navy  part of the slavery ending Emancipation Proclaimation, issued on January first, 1963. How does Barrack Obama’s reluctance to allow gays to serve openly in the military compare?

Lincoln had a war to fight; Obama has a war to fight – Tie.

Lincoln increases troop size; Obama decreases via DADT – Lincoln for the win.

Which is harder – opening recritment for Blacks in the military in 1893, or allowing gay to serve openly in the military in 2009? Well, seeing that many more people still thought of blacks as inferior, but gays are much more “human” in our society, this is easy  –  Lincoln scores big time.

Blacks were a new addition to the troops; Gays are ALREADY IN the military (many more than most realize). So how is it that Lincoln can get over the prevailing racism of the day and open the amry and navy to black recruitment, yet, in todays “more tolerant” world, gays still can’t serve openly? Obama, stop being a wuss. Stop kowtowing to the weaknesses of the prudes and bigots. Do something to show that the Nobel Peace Prize you just got wasn’t a complete joke. Revoke DODT through exutive order.

Sometimes, a one word response is quite enough….

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DUH!!!!