1. Chris Tingles Matthews and "regime"
“I’ve never seen language like this in the American press,” Matthews said, before calling Limbaugh a “walrus underwater*.” “We know that word regime, it was used by recent President George Bush, regime change. You go to war with regimes.”Well, well, looky here:
"The use of the word regimes in American political parlance is unacceptable and someone should tell the walrus to stop using it…I don’t even think Joe McCarthy called this government a regime."
I guess Tingles never watches Olbermann? Who can blame him, really.
2. This is no longer about political dissent. It is about storm trooper sound bites, and hate.
We are 100 yards, no more than that, from the front entrance to the school. There is a stop sign here, and underneath the word "Stop" someone has spray-painted "Obama."Why, why, why did someone do this?! The horror!! The hate!
Why has somebody done it? Because in the current climate, people have been convinced they can. Or, more likely, that they should.
Tea Party Paranoia is apparently setting in for progressives. Case in point? New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica uses graffiti on a stop sign to launch into the prevalent anti-Obama attitude that is currently strong in America. You see, without a single shred of evidence, Lupica presumes Tea Party crazies must have painted ‘Obama’ under ‘Stop’ – 100 yards from a school no less!! Won’t someone think of the children?!
Hmmm...I wonder where someone ever got the idea to spray paint "Obama" on a stop sign?
3. David Shuster Insists Dems Hate Hitler Analogies - Oh really?
Sen. Robert Byrd compared Senate Republicans to Hitler:
Rep. Grayson compares Health Care to Holocaust:
Envious Ed Schultz Likens Limbaugh to Hitler
Liberal group La Rouche PAC compare Obama to Hitler (and are the ones bringing the signs of Obama as Hitler to the tea parties.
Congressman Keith Ellison Compares Bush To Hitler:
MoveOn runs ad, submitted by contestants in a MoveOn sponsored contest, comparing Bush to Hitler:
Keith Olbermann compares Bush to Hitler, and calls him a fascist:
The Gallery of "Bush = Hitler" Allusions and Bush as Hitler, Swastika-Mania: A Retrospective
On the Left, Comparing Bush's America to North Korea Makes You Supreme Court Material
4. Ed Schultz: I've Never Spewed Hate on My MSNBC Show; Our Video Proves Otherwise
5. Emanuel Cleaver: I haven’t done anything to hype that spitting incident
So transparent a lie is this that I don’t know how to read it except as a tacit admission that he wasn’t, in fact, deliberately spat on.
6. Tea party haters see racism everywhere, except in themselves.
Yesterday, we were talking about the Flickr page set up to collect photographs of Tea Party signs with grammar and spelling errors. The page is called "Teabonics," a term intended to express how stupid Tea Partiers are. But the coinage "Teabonics" is a play on "Ebonics." The word "Ebonics" isn't supposed to make fun of mistakes made by black people. It embodies the claim that speech that may sound nonstandard is, in fact, a language with its own grammar, that may be studied and learned.
You know the sign, "I did'nt serve 22 years..." and the guy was called a: "Simpleton white dumbfuck retards, all." He is African American. See him at 4:25 mark. So, did they purposely crop him out of the picture on Flikr? (this was my comment)It sure seems that Democrats have very short, or very select memories, eh? I guess that's why they're the jackasses, and not the elephant...
Be sure to check out these stories, as well:
- A tale of two time-stamps: Smoking-gun proof that Democrats, the Huffington Post and McClatchy conspired to smear Tea Party activists?
- Black Dem Rep. Who Was Reportedly Spit on by Tea Party Protester: I Never Claimed to Have Been Spit on Intentionally, Others Are Making the Claim on My Behalf, Refuses to Confirm it Happened..
- How Quickly Spread the Tea Party Smear
- Barack Obama’s Helter-Skelter, Insane Clown Posse, Alinsky Plans to ‘Deconstruct’ America
*Nice to see Tingles maintaining the high level of sophistication over at msnbc.
UPDATED: You are going to love this. Check out what Newsbusters uncovered:
Matthews said "Bush regime" on his own "Hardball" program on June 14, 2002:Be sure to see who else on MSNBC referred to "The Bush Regime".So is the Bush administration using the, using the terror war to curb civil liberties here at home? Let's go to the Reverend Al Sharpton. Reverend Sharpton, what do you make of this letter and this panoply of the left condemning the Bush regime?
"The use of the word "regime" in American political parlance is unacceptable, and someone should tell the walrus to stop using it."