Hot Damn, a Reading Roundup

Is anyone else tired of reading about the mosque? I don’t live in New York, and I don’t visit enough to care, and honestly, it stinks of the cat and mouse media game political operatives play in August.

That game is working, of course, as the left ratchets up a shiny new racism charge, and desperately tries to get the nation to believe that 70% of Americans are both stupid and crazy. In other words, typical leftists alienation tropes that will result in political losses for them. They never freakin’ learn. They make the same mistakes they’ve been making since the 1960s, which is to shout people down instead of talking to them. The continue to sorely miscalculate the electorate.

The electorate is composed of individuals like me, and we can think for ourselves. I’ve followed the story and I don’t buy that opposition to the mosque is racist. Maybe Rush is screeching his usual crap about Islamofascism, but then I don’t waste my time listening to him. Most of what I’ve been reading from the opposition has been respectful and persuasive for the most part. Take this editorial by the Muslim daughter of a 9/11 victim. She made a point I hadn’t considered:

Yet, I worry that the construction of the Cordoba House Islamic cultural center near the World Trade Center site would not promote tolerance or understanding; I fear it would become a symbol of victory for militant Muslims around the world.

It’s not like the peaceful Muslims who want to build this could (or would) stop radical militant Muslims from using the site as a war memorial if they wanted to. And that’s exactly something that radical militant Muslims would do.

Anyway, in the end I don’t care. Build it or don’t build it, build it somewhere else, but for fuck’s sake, stop lying about it and vilifying your countrymen-and-women over it. And Obama should stay out of it. His statements in support of it were a first class blunder from a completely unqualified neophyte.

The people duped the most in this country right now are the mind-melded left, including some former PUMAs who have returned to the fold. They act in unison and take their marching orders from the online noise machine. These were the same folks who, a few years ago, were earnestly trying to warn the country about what Bush and his cronies were doing, wishing those on the right would think for themselves, and here’s where we are now. They are the Bushies, the Brownshirts of 2008-2012, having elected a virtual replica of Bush (by policy) with the same reverence and lack of critical thinking skills that led the right to elect Bush. And they aren’t even bright enough to see it, just like those on the right weren’t. <end rant>

In other news, the New York Times new slogan should be All the News You Already Know, judging by this story about how the goal posts on wealth accumulation have been moved again. They always do this. Once upon a time a college education was required, but once they made that available to nearly everybody, it stopped being what you needed. Property ownership is a goal post set way back, by the Original Barons of this country, namely our founding fathers, but now the New Wall Street Barons and their armies of banks are moving that post too.

That’s okay, though, because we are slowly exacting our revenge on Wall Street, and now some of them are feeling the pinch too. Forgive me if I don’t shed a single tear for anyone who loses a job on Wall Street. Instead of hating on each other, our fellow Americans, these are the folks we should be going after cut-throat style. Put the whole lot of them in jail. In fact, go ahead and quarantine Wall Street and turn it into one of those welfare ghettos Paladino proposed for poor people. Force them to take ethics and morality classes. Keep them in their ivory towers until they’ve nearly starved to death, and maybe, maybe justice will be served for what they’ve done to the American people.

But don’t you worry. New sharks are coming to take up the chum left behind by the retreating Wall Street sharks. You do realize we’re the chum, right? Do we ever get to the part where people have to take responsibility for the choices they’ve made? Maybe people deserve to fail if they work in an unethical industry, ya know?


4 comments on “Hot Damn, a Reading Roundup

  1. Anna Belle says:

    Despite this morning rant, I feel GREAT today. First day of freedom, and already I feel better.

    I’m working on a video for August 26th, for the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. If anyone has a good idea for public domain music to use in the video, please leave the suggestion in comments. Thanks!

  2. HT says:

    Well, it’s two days later – hope you’re still feeling GREAT! You might try the internet archive site for public domain stuff. Just watched a great video on Eleanor Roosevelt there.

  3. bluelyon says:

    AB – I tried to leave a comment on your post at TNA but I fear they don’t like me over there. Anyway, great post on Carrie Chapman Catt. Check out my place (and my video). Ciao!

  4. Anna Belle says:

    Thanks HT. Normalcy is slowly returning. We went to Val Kill with Amy Siskind on our vacation, and it was beautiful and moving. Because of her relationship with her MIL and the role of Val Kill in that, it was really kind of the perfect thing to end the trip on. I will be writing about it, and more of the trip, soon!

    BL, I don’t think it’s a matter of them not liking you over there. They just changed over their blog to a new system, and it’s causing some regular commenters to have to be “re-approved” for commenting. Your comment did get posted, and I did check out your blog post (which was wonderful!). Sorry I didn’t get a chance to comment, but I read it from my iPhone and then forgot to go back and comment later on. Thanks for sharing, lady!

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