Archive for August 8th, 2012

 

Under the Fedora: Harry Reid, Chick-Fil-A and the Oldest Trick in the Oldest Book

While left & right could, even before one shot up a Sikh Temple, both agree that Nazis are bad, at least we can tell the difference between Sikh’s and Muslims and the Onion & real news.

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On Thursday at the National Press club a group of Black Ministers announced the formation of an organization against President Obama over his stance on “gay marriage”.  One minister referred to the president as “Judas” suggesting the president did this for the sake of “30 pieces of silver”  Another compared the statements of the Mayor of Chicago, Boston and others to the exclusion of Blacks from restaurant counters.

In a tight election year when president Obama an event like this that portends an unprecedented split in the black community might normally be considered news, most normal people would consider it news, but it got little or no coverage on air by  the MSM and just passing coverage online from their sites.

This is not a shock.  There is no plus side for the MSM.  Not only would this hurt the perception of Black Americans united for Obama but it would put them in an impossible position, after all it’s one thing to call the white southern owner of the Chick-Fil-A franchise a “bigot” over opposing gay marriage, it’s quite another to do this to a black clergyman, and trust me, the same people whose money forced sorry persuaded President Obama to complete his “evolution” before the election would insist on it.

While the MSM has nothing to say, I’d be shocked if this isn’t a big topic on Black Radio nationwide.

Oh and Allen West (more on him later) purchased Chick-Fil-A for all the Congressional Black Caucus.  Alcee Hastings said all were insulted.

I can’t wait to hear them express their feelings of insult when they visit churches in their districts in campaign 2012

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Meanwhile Harry Reid is in full “I’ve got a secret” mode where he is accusing Mitt Romney of not paying taxes based on “people who have told him” without naming those people and insisting that is it for Mitt Romney to prove his charges are false.

That the media was willing to give this story legs even before he repeated these charges on the floor of the US senate says something about the MSM, none of it good.  At first the MSM seemed perfectly willing to go with this.  As Stacy McCain put it:

Grant that Reid’s wild accusation — “financial McCarthyism,” you might call it — is newsworthy even if it is absolutely false. And it almost certainly is false, Dan Primack of Fortune says. But is it now an accepted practice at the Washington Post just to repeat whatever politicians say (in interviews with reporters for other publications) without bothering to do any independent reporting at all?

Of course sometimes things don’t work out like this meme didn’t so you now have the spectacle of Mother Jones hitting Harry Reid and the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen turning on him.

Roll Call reports Reid will not run again in 2016, It shows you want kind of power a person has when he know he won’t be facing the voters again for 4 years.

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Wednesday a veritable multitude of people showed up at the 1600+ Chick-Fil-A locations to have a meal and to socialize.  It became a giant conservative event and Chick-Fil-A while not doing anything official to promote this day, they managed to have a record breaking day in terms of sales.

Friday Gay Marriage supporters scheduled a “kiss in” with considerably less success in terms of numbers, but much greater success in positive media promotion.

A lot of conservative were snarking about going to Chick Fil-A to see a bunch of lesbians kiss with lines like:  Delicious chicken and hot lesbian action?  I’m in!  Unfortunately for them the images they have in their head are from TV & porn, didn’t match the reality, nor did the numbers of either Friday’s Protest or the follow up “Starbucks Appreciation Day

It could be they don’t have the numbers, or it could be a case of Fedoraphobia.

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Some Olympics?  There was a lot of fuss over badminton.  It appears the Top Chinese team tried to throw a match in order to increase the chances of delaying the #2 Chinese team until the gold medal round.  Their opponents decided to counter also trying to throw the same match.

The fans for treated to the odd spectacle of two of the best badminton pairs in the world both doing their best to lose without trying to do so.  It was apparently the oddest match you ever saw in your life.

These pairs and several others involved have all been ejected and the fans have furiously demanded their money back.

I don’t know, I think it’s a bit of Olympic history and it’s certainly not a sight they were likely to see again in their lives.

North Korea has a lot of problems, a repressive and backward state, a starving population but one thing absolute state control does is produce athletes.  When one of their weightlifter took home gold he publicly stated it was all due to the Great Leader of North Korea.

Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama should use him in their next ads.

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A quick plug for a new advertiser of mine, the American Products store.  They own a small shop in Cherry Valley (Leicester MA) and sell products made in or manufactured in America.

A lot of people tell me they want to buy American.  Well here’s your chance.

I mentioned Allen West, he appeared in Lexington this week

It was quite a contrast to the Chick-Fil-A stuff as I noted in my Examiner Column this week:

The 30 or so protesters, dwarfed by even the lines at Chick-Fil-A that day, to say nothing of the Wednesdays informal appreciation event chanted loudly and were escorted from the mall where across the street at the local Barnes & Noble, Media trucks awaited their comment.

Yet two days later an event featuring one of the most prominent members of congress. A member who has been specifically targeted for defeat by the left draws 5-6 times the crowd in a public place in one of the bluest states of the union and Major media decided that this was not worth covering.

If Allen West feels comfortable enough about his situation to schedule events 1000 miles from his district when targeted AND can draw a large crowd than a nationally promoted protest in the home of Gay Marriage in the US by a factor of 6, it says something about election 2012 in Congressmen West s district and in Massachusetts should be afraid.

 

This election is going to be a disaster for the left, it’s no wonder they are hiding crosstabs in polls.

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Finally lets close with Religion  At the Annual convention of the Episcopal church the presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori gave the following advice to the “faithful” in attendance:

“Jefferts Schori then proclaims that she has the answer for this. We all need the ‘act of crossing boundaries’ to become God after which our hands become a ‘sacrament of mission.’ (emphasis mine)

I thought it sounded familiar and sure enough I looked in Genesis Chapter 3

Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals that the LORD God had made. The serpent asked the woman, “Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?” The woman answered the serpent: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; it is only about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘You shall not eat it or even touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly will not die! No, God knows well that the moment you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like gods who know what is good and what is bad.” The woman saw that the tree was good for food, pleasing to the eyes, and desirable for gaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

The pitch the Bishop gives the attendees is identical to the one Satan gives Eve in the garden.

We’ve all heard the expression “falling for the oldest trick in the book” but this is the first time I’ve seen an example where this is true literally.

See you next week.