The Legend

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Monday, November 17, 2014

And now, banned from Mother Jones

For any of you that read the previous post about being banned from Alternet, you'll appreciate the fact that I've sent two or three messages to the admins from that site asking specifically why I was banned.  No reply to date.

Well, the same (almost) can now be said of Mother Jones. I say 'almost' because I've yet to send a 2nd message... Coming soon.

So one day I was having some fun with an article they posted Mia Love: Representative From Nowhere on MJ's website.

As you can imagine, the comments section was rife with disparaging remarks on this young, intelligent, conservative rising star.  All I did was simply call them out as the racist woman-haters they all are. I did include reminders on how often their side plays the race card. This, of course, was either justified ("Hey, if she's an idiot, we call her out on it!"), or flat out denied. I was astounded at how many of them jumped to the position that she's very well deserving of the disgusting remarks whereas any criticism of anyone on the left is straight up racism, no argument, no matter how you present the reasons you oppose someone's politics. Like y'know, the debate is over, the science is settled, etc.... 

I would also like to point out that anytime I brought up ANY conservative that is not white  (Allen West, Walter E Williams, Thomas Sowell, Condi Rice, David Webb, Tim Scott, Raffi Williams to name a few) the replies were along the vein of "Uncle Tom, House N****r, sell out, mentally unbalanced, you get the gist.

The point of this post is, Alternet and MJ banned me even though I did not violate any of their rules (or at least they've failed to make it clear which rule(s) I violated). I simply presented them (and their followers) with a look in the mirror; something libs frown upon it seems. Until I get answers from them, the fact IS, they simply banned me because they didn't like my message and their faithful parrots couldn't argue very effectively against me, period. Back in the holler I grew up in we called folks like this pussies.  

If you have the time (or stomach) I recommend a visit to these sites and take a look at not only some of the snore/snort-worthy articles, but especially the comments section. All too often the article is a stretch taking remarks out of context or flat-out making crap up. Another source of entertainment is the comments section. Most comments are aping what the author said only with more colorful language. The occasional opposing viewpoint that shows up there (like mine) is met with nothing but name calling and projection constantly 'evaluating' us and telling us stuff like, how we think, what our religion is, how much we hate women, yada yada yada. I especially love the ones that reply with, "you really seemed intelligent at first but..." as if any of us care what one there would think. My personal faves are when a reply consists of nothing more than name calling (like this invalidates our remarks somehow?).

Still standing patiently by awaiting a response from one of these sites to explain, in detail, along with a reference to their own policies of which I violated. Not holding my breath...

With respect

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Being Banned from Alternet

A few months back a friend of mine posted an article from "Alternet" concerning why public schools suck so badly these day.  The article was complete rubbish but what fascinated me were the comments section (as is the case with nearly every article I read).  The *ahem* article was focused on how the religious right are at fault for the failing public schools.  As I said... rubbish. The comments section was overflowing with noting but sycophantic yes-men all chiming in with nothing but total agreement with a heaping pile of tired cliches (e.g. Republikkkans are the devil, they hate women, they hate poor people, want to see them all drink dirty water and die, and various other gems).

Enter The Bearded Bow Tie Guy (that's me, queue dramatic music).  With one simple post asking them to prove the misogyny and racism, it exploded.  I received SO many replies to this with all sort of "proof" such as "the proof is in the pudding!" and "how can you not see that?" and my personal fave.. "You're obviously too obtuse to think on our level here."  Ahh.... the fond memories.  I digress...

Recent case of the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson MO drew a lot of the same comments.  Some were, sorry to say, EXTREMELY racist toward white people.  I know that most of you on the left are like... "so? that's acceptable!"  WRONG!!  If you mark out ANY group of people and make comments akin to extermination, you are no better than the swastika sporting knee boots that stomped all over Europe mid last century.  If you sanction those acts, yes, even by "liking" them or "voting them up," you're wearing the shiny black knee boots too my friend. 

So, by asking the same questions and painting scenarios for them to try and get them to see their racism, I got the boot from their site.  HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  *Note to self: slide that one on the calendar as a red-letter day.  There was no explanation and no reply to my inquiry why as of this posting. 

NONE of my postings were racist in any way shape or form.  Unless of course you're an overly sensitive liberal or girlyman.  But I repeat myself...

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hey MSNBC... Racist much??

No words for the unabashed racism found within the liberal ilk.  Wow... just... wow.  I think it's apparent who the real racists are in this nation (hint, NOT Conservatives).  A family takes in a child of a different race who would otherwise most likely be "in the system" and probably not have such a great life and this is how they get treated?  Did they have the same comments for Brad and Angelina?  Oh.. that's right, they are liberal so you mustn't make fun of them.  Nothing like groupthink to keep us sharp. *when are these lemmings going to find the cliff???

Hat tip Newsbusters 

*Update:  MHP did just apologize so, there is that.  Still, the entire clip does kinda provide a window into the soul of liberals, does it not?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

One Tin Soldier Rides Away...

UGH!!!  How did I miss this?!?!?  Tom Laughlin, 82, Star of ‘Billy Jack’ Movie Series, Dies

I grew up watching and idolizing him in the Billy Jack movies!  Tough to determine who inspired me the most to learn self defense between him and David Carradine as Kwai Chang Cain!  Both of these fine actors and their craft are what I credit with helping to turn me in to the man I am today.  That is, a rugged individualist, lover of freedom, defender of the downtrodden, patriot, mistrusting of government, and heavily engaged in self defense of my person, property, family, and Nation.  No, I'm not a caped crusader by any stretch but I am (as you may have gathered) a staunch Constitutionalists which, by it's very nature makes me leery of government in any form.  Hence, the aforementioned description.

The only reason I bring this up is that it's kinda odd that one could credit (or blame) Hollywood for the man I've become.  Sure, there are many more external influences responsible (family, experience & education to name a few).  But to be reflective on this, I do recall watching the old shows and thinking to myself, maybe I should learn self defense just in case there ever comes a day I run in to bad guys.  Even though I grew up in a VERY rural area, I still saw the news and read the papers and understood what sort of bad things happened elsewhere.  

It was also parts of these bastions of entertainment that had me thinking that one day... maybe... albeit a long shot, government officials (at any level) could be corrupt and try to take away my liberties.  (i know, I know... that's just crazy talk).  This could be blamed on the movies as well as a few hippie wannabe teachers I had telling me daily to "always question authority!"  "Never trust the government!"  Surprisingly, these folks were as liberal as they come!  I wonder if they ever thought that any of their students would keep that advice close to heart and use it when the LSD crowd gains the upper hand?  Hmmm.... the strangeness of life cannot be measured.  "One Tin Soldier Rides Away...."

Wolf Anyone?

As I was having a heated (yet respectful) debate with a liberal relative I haven't seen in many moons, I was reminded of the old story I heard growing up called "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." If you're unfamiliar with it, look it up and pay close attention to the lesson the story imparts. 
The reason I was reminded of it was that when I pointed out many of the lies & scandals of the Obama administration, my dear uncle had heard enough & informed me that I'm a racist. Meeeee? "Yes, you! You hate it that a black man is in the White House!" I resisted the urge to point out that he's actually only half black, no slave blood, and the description he used is widely unpopular with the liberal crowd. But, being the consummate 'bigger man' I resisted.
Me, with a spouse not of my race; me, friends of nearly every race I can think of; me, one of the few kids who was friends with my high school's only student of African decent (we'll call him Stan) & remained his friend even when he came out of the closet. Keep in mind folks, this was "Smallville USA" at a time when that wasn't so popular. Yeah, I was ostracized & got in some fights over this. But Stan was a good person, that's all I knew or needed. The whole point of this paragraph was to point out stuff that dear uncle knows.
The accusation barely registered with me. Why you may ask? Because I've heard this waaaayyyy too many times. Not only from liberals who are losing to me in a debate, but from the likes of the MSNBC crowd. Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Ed Shulze and the usual bouquet of useful idiots.  in Hollywood.
Liberals, this tactic may have worked about 10 years ago but your overuse of it in recent years has watered it down. Years back if you accused someone of being a racist you could get them to give up their own mother and back-peddle any opinion they had just to prove their innocence. Today, not so much. You throw the accusation about on a whim when you don't have a constructive retort to support your views. When cornered in a debate or at a loss of an explanation as to why someone don't agree or conform, you cry racist.
In some cases I'd dismiss this as the last resort of a weak mind. But, the aforementioned TV "news" personalities I think they actually believe that the tactic works.
Bottom line... you've watered down the word and it's effectiveness.  Nowadays, whenever it's thrown out there to try and deride a conservative, we all smile to ourselves knowingly, we've won.  

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Alan Grayson's Mirror

I wonder what Alan Grayson sees in the mirror everyday? He recently pulled the old "blame your enemies for your own transgressions" routine with a disgusting ad aimed at Conservatives, namely the Tea Party. 
Alan, provide evidence that the Tea Party is in any way associated or even remotely resembles the KKK. I dare you, I double dare you!!  You've only succeeded in taking me really close to calling you names which is something I try to avoid in my discussions.  That's it.  Anyone with two brain cells to rub together know that your ad is representative of someone who has clearly run out of constructive, logical support for your argument and what you stand for.
One thing that I've learned in my number of years on this planet is that those who resort to violence and name-calling have lost the debate, you have no valid points to make in a logical, civil manner.  Your ad is a perfect example of a temper tantrum akin to a toddler.
I challenge you Alan, show me solid proof of racism from the Tea Party or I'll accuse your beloved Democratic party of supporting slavery and Jim Crow laws and of starting the KKK.  Oh... wait. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Little 'Slight of Phrase"

Picked this up off social media comments today…

“There are historic parallels to how another extreme party turned a different democratic government in Europe into a dictatorship. One rule at a time, slow erosion.”

Oddly enough, the author was referring to the Republicans in the House and their purported part in the current shutdown. 

I say ‘oddly’ because as many of you know, the NAZI party name translates in to “National Socialist German Workers' Party.”   Newsflash… there is one of the two major parties that leans toward socialism in this country… just sayin. 

To further your edification on this you may want to check out a book called “Liberal Fascism: by Jonah Goldberg.   This book lays it all out as to how the Left in this country is, in fact, far closer to the Nazi party than the Right as portrayed in various media outlets.  

Interestingly enough, I never heard the phrase “Godwin’s’ Law” passed around so much until AFTER Mr. Goldberg’s book came out.  I think partly because since then, and the following year when Obama was elected, many have learned from his book and turned the charges of Nazism back toward the place it belongs. (See Notable Examples)

Face it, if the left in this country had their way, we would be controlled in our speech (re: political correctness) controlled in our habits (smoke in a building much these days?) and controlled in how we live our lives in general.  And these are just a few examples of how the Left actually works to control the nation… a few elites in DC telling the rest of us how to live our lives.  Think about it folks… this is where we’re headed.  Socialism has been creeping up on us for the past century at least.  

**Caveat:  The right in this country isn’t much better.  There are some in the Republican Party that are in lockstep with the Democrats and wouldn’t bat an eye at pushing through socialistic legislation designed to control.  Oddly enough, one of the first 'side-steppers' of the Constitution in our history was a Republican.