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Archive for June, 2011


OK, I laughed: ‘Keith Olbermann — the Lost Trailer’

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Stand-up double standard: Gays v mentally handicapped children?

Gays have been the favored liberal “pets” for a while now, edging out blacks sometime around the late 1990s.

That’s why Tracy Morgan wasn’t spared having to undergo his “re-education/apology” tour, which resembled those public shamings during the Great Leap Forward, with Morgan wearing the invisible dunce cap.

But will Morgan be back in trouble again?

Tracy Morgan has wrapped up his tour of atonement after his homophobic rant, and he returned to the stage in New York last week. And wouldn’t you know it, he said something that isn’t politically correct! And now people are trying to get him to apologize again.

He said “Don’t ever mess with women who have retarded kids. Them young retarded males is strong. They’re strong like chimps.”

He later talked about dating a “a girl he described as ‘a cripple’ with a prosthetic arm, a mechanical larynx and a portable dialysis machine.”

Cue the outrage!

OK guys, that homophobic rant was not good, but these are jokes. If you start demanding formal apologies for use of the words “retard” and “cripple,” well, there will have to be a whole lot of apologies from a whole lot of comedians. Let’s let the man be who he is: crazy and sometimes offensive. He crossed the line and atoned for it, but don’t expect the guy to suddenly turn into some squeaky clean comedian.

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Hmmm, interesting.

Meanwhile, Louis C.K. took time off from wishing that Sarah Palin had aborted her Down Syndrome baby, to get all smug about the wonderfulness of gay “marriage.”

Am I the only one who detects a pattern here?

 

 

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Feds back out of Whatcott case

I shared the trailer for the new doc about Canada’s Whatcott free-speech/”Human Rights” Code case last week.

Now The Justice Report has a small but intriguing development:

An experienced litigator, Mark Gelowitz, is acting for the CCF as counsel, on a pro bono basis (thanks again, Mark—and to your firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP). Mark told us yesterday that the Attorney General of Canada—who has intervener status as of right in a case like this—had withdrawn its intervention. That seemed unusual. Lawyers usually relish the chance to appear at the SCC.

I e-mailed the AG lawyer and asked why. Here’s the answer:

“In response to your question, an intervention is premised on the basis that the submission will not repeat what has already been argued and will be helpful to the Court. Following a review of the parties’ facta, and given the Court’s decision to hear from 19 interveners, the Attorney General is satisfied that all positions would be satisfactorily canvassed and he would not have a uniquely helpful perspective to offer.”

Bravo! A little bit of money saved for taxpayers.

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First they came for the bullhorns…

Talk radio insider Randall Bloomquist about a troubling recent “1st Amendment” story:

Even scarier, a Richmond, Virginia man was recently arrested, fined and given a suspended jail sentence for using a bullhorn to yell at a policeman, “Stop harassing people, we pay your paychecks!” As this article makes clear, the guy seems like a jerk, but he probably would not have been arrested for yelling, “We love the police!” What’s more, we Americans have a fundamental right to be jerks. (…)

The judge in the bullhorn case rejected an early motion to dismiss the charges, saying, “Based on the content of the statement, your client was trying to be a jerk, and create trouble in a situation which had nothing to do with him, in which he had no business.”

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Ann Coulter talks to Brian Lilley tonight at 9PM ET

I know you’re probably watching Brian’s Sun News show every night, right?

But tonight, he’s got a special treat — an interview with Ann Coulter, to talk about her new book Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America

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John Stossel agrees with me: college a scam for many, not worth the ‘investment’

Yep.

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Just a reminder that families = evil and will ruin your life if you let them

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This could go either way…

SplitSider reports:

Mandate Pictures is backing Diablo Cody’s directorial debut Lamb of God, a film about “a young conservative religious woman who loses her faith after a plane crash, decides to go to Las Vegas to live the life of a sinner, and on her journey finds her way back to her faith.”

PS — “The Greatest Writers Rooms Ever” contains a few surprises (translation: I’m old.)

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As I keep telling you: it’s ‘-quiddick,’ dammit

Via Romenesko:

Five years ago I posted Pat Craig’s complaint about -gate being attached to every scandal.

“There are some tin-eared people in this business, who find it hugely funny to attach ‘gate to anything that even hints of scandal,” he wrote. “This gives you things like Shoplifter-gate and Income Tax Return Cheating-gate.”

Of course, gate is still being used — and now it’s Rem Rieder who’s irked.

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Harvard sends out press release about a 1% change in something that no one can objectively measure

No, not “global warming” this time (for once.)

Today’s lede?

A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day.

The actual findings?

The three key findings of those attending July 4th celebrations:

* When done before the age of 18, it increases the likelihood of a youth identifying as a Republican by at least 2 percent.
* It raises the likelihood that parade watchers will vote for a Republican candidate by 4 percent.
* It boosts the likelihood a reveler will vote by about 1 percent and increases the chances they’ll make a political contribution by 3 percent.

PLUS:

Finally, the report suggests that if people are looking for a super-patriotic July 4th, though should head to Republican towns. “Republican adults celebrate Fourth of July more intensively in the first place.”

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I know: I’m an idiot because I didn’t go to university. So I have to ask:

What does that MEAN?

How is “more intensively” measured?

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‘Unfortunately, whether or not I’m racist, in this area the evidence is even more so’

Best come-back yet, after “A ‘racist’ is a conservative winning an argument with a liberal.”

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Jamaica: this place was better when the British were in charge!

Colonialism = good:

60 per cent of Jamaicans think the country would be better off today if it was still under British rule. A mere 17 per cent said they believed the country would be worse off. The remaining 23 per cent of respondents said they didn’t know.

The results speak to weak economic progress Jamaica has made in the last 50 years compared to neighbouring states and other developing nations, pollster Bill Johnson told the Toronto Star on Wednesday from Kingston.

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Ezra Levant up for ‘Best Canadian Political Book of the Last 25 Years’ — cast your votes

Ezra Levant’s Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights made the shortlist!

Stiff competition from the likes of One Eyed Kings, On the Take and, especially, Harperland.

So if you loved Shakedown, be sure to cast your vote.

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‘Racial Reality Catches Up to the Onion, Onion Keeps Straight Face’

Remember: the real story is ALWAYS in the comments…

Meanwhile, commenters understand perfectly well that the attackers are black. (…)

Once upon a time, for instance, they had a satirical guest column titled “My Baby Don’t Want No Medicine.” The pictured “author” was a black woman, and the article mocked the attitude of a black ghetto mama. Later, after the Onion gained more fame, the exact same column was accompanied by a picture of a white woman wearing a bandana on her head.

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More on this summer’s racist “flash mobshere and here.

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Toronto School Board promotes Wiccan, ‘transgender’ ‘Days of Significance’

Arnie reports that official Toronto District School Board documents also support the lie that the Palestinians didn’t cheer on 9/11 (despite video proof to the contrary, [embedded]) and the b.s. that “jihad” is just an “internal struggle.”

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