Friday, August 27, 2010

Media Morons

Ah, the elitist pricks of the press, having failed to convince conservative knuckle draggers of their superior intellect and the divinity of the One have now gone to the methods of calling us stupid. No real surprises here. Seeing that they expect to lose sufficient control of congress to get it back to at least being under control by grid lock the punditry come out and tell anyone not on the band wagon what exceptional morons they are.

Read Hindraker's analysis. He does a fine job of bleeding the idiot with his own evidence. I won't link to Egan's moronic petulance. No need to help out a paper that I wouldn't wipe my ass with.

Then there is the old reporting method of speculating who is the criminal with no evidence. Another one of those making up the facts as you go. The Daily Caller has this one in hand. I suppose it is a blog after all, but I guess he should expect to get a lot of ugly responses if you want to stick your finger in the eye of a very large group of people. This does tread into that realm where I don't like blogs. You have to pull this turd out as being a jokester who can't take the heat when people don't find him funny.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Political Correctness or Just Plain Stupid?

At first I was surprised, then I realized is makes perfect sense.

A group of high school students from around the country learned that lesson the hard way on June 25 when they sang the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Lincoln Memorial. A United States Park Police officer told them to pipe down because their singing was considered an illegal demonstration, as Fox News reports. The students, who are members of the Young America’s Foundation, were visiting the city for a conservative leadership conference.

What law, exactly, was being violated? According to Fox News:

U.S. Park Police confirmed that the students were in violation of federal law and their impromptu performance constituted a demonstration in an area that must remain ‘completely content neutral.’”

Evan Gassman, who was one of the attendees, says of the episode:

This is a perfect example of political correctness run amuck. I would hope that displays of patriotism would be encouraged, not censored.

Personally, I think this is a perfect activity for a tea party event. Get a couple thousand tea partiers to fill the Lincoln, and any other memorial, and sing the national anthem.

I still can't figure out exactly how they have defined the Lincoln memorial as a "completely content neutral" site. I suppose Martin Luther King would be arrested today if he made his "I have a dream" speech there. Or maybe the present class of public servant thinks that the Gettysburg address is content neutral.

This is a regulation that should be violated on a regular basis and bludgeoned out of existence.

Then there is the Public Servant Widget giving us his opinion:
“We need to make certain that all other visitors that don’t want to be a part of that or just choose to be tourists are able to do so in the same light that probably President Lincoln wanted – which is completely content neutral,” he said.
I truly doubt that a man who was CinC during the bloodiest conflict on our nation's soil would believe everything should be content neutral. If that had been his belief during the war there would have been no war at all.