Archive for March, 2010

Attitude Change Propaganda

From IUSB Vision: a lecture on how attitude change propaganda works and how the media are using it.

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The US by Facebook Grouping

Here’s a rather interesting data clustering analysis on regionalism in the US as defined by Facebook profile connections. What region do you live in?

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Tea Party Derangement Syndrome: Tennessee Flag Is Neo-Nazi Symbol

The left-wing media has worked itself into such a tizzy over imagining Tea Party racism  that it seems willing to jump on anything that might just possibly look like proof of racism, at least, if you squint just right and really, really want it to be.

We start here, at Little Green Footballs, at a post that highlights a slime of a man that the left is going out of its way to pretend is the “founder” of the Tea Party movement, despite the fact that he has no involvement other than buying up any domain names related to the phrase “Tea Party” and seeking to sell them to the highest bidder. But this person, who has been denounced by every Tea Party groups out there, and has no affiliation with any of them, despite his ownership of Tea Party related domain names, is the only evidence of racism at the hands of Tea Partiers that the left can really find. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hate, Violence, and a Short Memory

Evan Coyne Maloney runs the political website/blog/twitter feed at Brain Terminal, and is also co-founder of an independent film company known as On the Fence Films, which produced the spectacular documentary on political bias on college campuses, Indoctrinate U. If you’re not familiar with his work, I highly recommend you check some of his stiff out.

Maloney first caught my attention before the Iraq War, when he infiltrated some of the anti-war protests and filmed the antics there. He has since filmed at several protests, cataloging the rhetoric displayed at these events. And given the sudden concern that the left-wing media have over the supposedly over-the-top and hateful sentiments at the Tea Party protests, Maloney is the perfect  guy to remind the left of the recent past that they never seemed to want to notice while it was happening, and are eager to forget about now. Read the rest of this entry »

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IPCC Scientists Predicts 30 Years of Global Cooling

That impending ice age global warming climate change thinger is pretty sneaky. As expected, the heating of the earth is causing it to cool down, or something. But the IPCC says it, so it must be true. Consensus and all that.

Hat Tip: Counterculture Conservative.

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Socialism Illustrated

Jonolan at Reflections from a Murky Pond has a wonderful illustration of the philosophical underpinnings of socialism.

Socialism is not about charity or concern for others. It is about people who want to force you to be as charitable as they would like to see you be, usually while they avoid charitable obligations themselves.

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Rallies on the Right and Left

Our intrepid hero Zombie presents a telling contrast of the Tea Party in Searchlight to that of a recent “anti-war” protest in Los Angeles.

In both cases, citizen journalist bloggers were on hand to document the proceedings with eye-opening photo essays:

El Marco: Tea Party Express rally, Searchlight, March 27

Ringo: Anti-war rally, Los Angeles, March 20

Two rallies, not very far apart in time or location — and yet they couldn’t be more different.

I consider myself neither left-wing nor right-wing, and I disagree with one side or the other on various issues — but after viewing these images, I don’t think there’s any question where I’d feel more at ease. Read the rest of this entry »

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Liberal Losers and Trolls (Updated)

A little while ago, I received the following comment to my post regarding the desperation with which the media are trying to cast the Tea Party as some hotbed of racially motivated violence.

Since their inception the Teaparty crowd (not a movement since they do have the numbers or clout) have been “haters not debaters”. In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them are just going along and fanning the flames. Read the rest of this entry »

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Political Office in Virginia Attacked!

Oh drat and curses, those evil, hateful, ignorant, racist teabaggers must have whipped up a call to violence yet again!

Oh, wait, it was a GOP office in Virginia that was vandalized. Yawn. Move along, nothing to see here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Michigan Militia Group Raided by FBI

A eight people in Michigan with ties to a so-called militia group were arrested on charges of conspiring to kill police officers.

Fox News reports:

Nine suspects tied to a militia in the Midwest are charged with conspiring to kill police officers, then attack a funeral in the hopes of killing more law enforcement people, federal prosecutors said Monday.

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said agents moved on the group because the Hutaree members were planning a violent reconnaissance mission sometime in April — just a few days away. Read the rest of this entry »

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