Watch this. Totally blows up the Godless Commie rhetoric that has put us on the ropes.
Across the US, from Maryland to Seattle, work is underway to construct user-owned wireless networks that will permit secure communication without surveillance or any centralised organisation. They are known as meshnets and ultimately, if their designers get their way, they will span the country.
Likely as important as the 2nd Amendment, in its way.
The booklet explicitly urges foes of the Second Amendment to abjure rationality in favor of the argumentum ad passiones, or appeal to emotion. "When talking to broader audiences, we want to meet them where they are," the authors advise. "That means emphasizing emotion over policy prescriptions, keeping our facts and our case simple and direct, and avoiding arguments that leave people thinking they don't know enough about the topic to weigh in."
If the goal is to generate abiding contempt for all things Lefty, then I must say these clowns succeed.
Congratulations Media Matters for further denigrating public discourse by taking a wholly innocent use of a non-racial term and turning it into a racial issue. But that was not the worst of the week for the language police. Seattle is considering banning the use of the term Brown Bag when referring to workers bringing food to work because it is racially insensitive:
Read his entire, excellent post. Lawyers do write well, and some seem to have retained their souls. Or, perhaps the ones in academia re-grow them, despite the Ivory Tower.
JE post title refers to a simple, joking animal reference that one of my commenters tried to turn into a racial reference. I troubleshot the issue, and it turned out that my keyboard, in fact, held some racist vowels, so I replace those keycaps, to regain political correctness*.
*For the humor impaired, this is called a 'joke'.
Now since I've been forced to read this imbecile's piece, I'll just run with it and note that this guy, Andrew O'Hehir, usually fills his days embarrassing himself in movie reviews.
Here's his review of The Conjuring, a dumb horror movie about a demonic possession and exorcism which supposedly occurred in real life, during the 1970s. The 1970s are a special problem for O'Hehir, and clearly the time this brokedown hippie came of age, as we'll see a little later.
Now I'm not going to quote much of this but I'll let you know he actually thinks most aspects of this movie are good to superior -- that is, it's a good movie. But let's not let that fact interfere with his ability to spill embarrassment all over himself by reading every single thing as some sort of rightwing cryptomessaging.
Maybe because I've met the author in real life, AoS's jolly sarcasm is especially funny. Or maybe because of the total contempt I feel for the modern beta male like O'Hehir. Great read.
I'd just like to respond to a variety of my good interlocutors, briefly, on a swath of topics.
So, there you have it. These are my positions, arrived at slowly, and not given to much adjustment. I'm not accepting blame, nor do I think I've blamed anyone in particular. I don't even blame Obama for ObamaCare. Our situation sucks, and it sucked Cthulhu right out of R'lyeh. If Barack had stayed a stoned Hawaiian, tearing tickets at Jack Johnson concerts or whatever, they'd've polished another tool for his role. So don't over-credit the putz. Our decadent point in American history has plenty of sad little Commies who could've done the job. Our task is to realize the dream of the Founders, with an informed, educated electorate.
For a warmup:
Itâ(TM)s always a little galling (not to mention hilarious) for those of us on the right to reflect that the Democratic Party â" the party of slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, and family-destroying social programs â" the party of Detroit, New Orleans, Newark, and Baltimore â" the party that facilitates a black abortion rate that would bring a smile to the face of Planned Parenthoodâ(TM)s genocidally racist founder â" has somehow managed to sell itself to African Americans as the friend of black people!
But itâ(TM)s beginning to be equally galling (and equally comic) to reflect that the Democrats have also contrived to present themselves as the party of women.
Read the whole thing, and forward it to a Lefty woman.
Things are not as simple as they seems at first. - Edward Thorp