John Doe handled the situation badly, but apparently David Mastio, the good editor of BNN, is on to the problem now. Let’s hope that David does the right thing. And. Kicks. That. Communist. POS. Blogger. Off RightBlogs. I’m not advocating censorship. Hell, I’ll defend that POS’s right to voice his assinine opinion all he wants. But I won’t support his right to lie about being a “RightyBlog” when as we all know he is a f’n moronic liberal (probably queer) uneducated leech on society. Please, David, kick his worthless ass out of RightyBlogs!
From The Ace of Spades: …”the war in Iraq is winding down with few casualties and troops shipping out every month, the war in Afghanistan (which lefties claim to be all gung-ho to fight) is winding up with at least 20,000 soldiers soon to be deployed there, and your boy is now President. Continue reading
They know what you should eat. And drink. And drive. And not smoke. They. Want. To OWN YOU. Philip Klein says it great:
“Liberals believe that the best way to stimulate the economy is for the federal government to spend taxpayer money on pet projects, while conservatives believe it’s better to allow families and firms to keep more of what they earn and that permanent tax cuts are better because much economic planning is done over the long-term. Furthermore, liberals fail to grasp the moral argument for tax cuts. Liberals see tax cuts as inefficient because people who end up with more money may either save it or spend it on something like new Blu-ray players, which wouldn’t be as effective at boosting the economy as government spending, so they argue. But the the fact remains that it’s the taxpayers’ own money, and they should be able to do whatever the heck they want with it. When I argue in favor of cutting the payroll tax, I’m advocating a policy that would increase the take home pay of virtually every working American, whereas when Yglesias argues for more government spending, he’s rejecting the idea of giving such a break to working families, because he thinks, based on newspaper articles and academic reports he reads, that he knows how to spend their money better than they do. As it turns out, history has proven the central planners wrong time and time again.”
Imagine GWB attacking Keith Olberman for something the little piss head said? Or Ronald Reagan attacking Helen Thomas. But Obama attacked Rush Limbaugh and Obama hasn’t even been in office for a month. First, it should be beneath the dignity of the Office to deign to reply to the criticism of a private citizen. Second, it is scary that the President should use the full weight of the Bully Pulpit to try to silence or marginalize a private citizen for expressing his own personal views.
Rush Limbaugh has no power to tax a company out of business. He has no power to exercise the power of Eminent Domain in order to take somebody’s personal property in order to give it to somebody else. He has no power to re-institute the draft, or to permit an unarmed aircraft to bomb persons in Pakistan. He has nothing except the power of pursuasion. This is truly scary. I would oppose any President using their power to try to squash the voice of dissent, any time, anywhere. If any can point out to me where other Presidents have done this before, I would like to know, and to see the error of my ways. But I think this demands a bi-partisan approach to try to stop this. If they can shut Rush Limbaugh up, arguably the most conservative voice in America, they can shut any of us up. And you liberals or moderates, don’t get too smug. They can shut you up too. This issue transcends partisanship. If liberals don’t speak up, don’t be surprised if you are left dangling in the wind when your side is attacked.