Chuck Todd rocks Meet The Press

Chuck Todd, the Dude, hosted his first Meet The Press this weekend. And if you thought that former host David Gregory was shallow, glib and an unctuous creation of the village hive-mind, then Chuck just might be your man. He’s dumb, insensitive, impatient, impervious to the answers from his first guest (…some guy, the president…), prone to wielding cliches, to speaking in broken English, and repeating himself, because Chuck has a point, a point, his point – eh what? – and, also, prone, again, to saying the same thing over and over. Because why would the outside-of-Chuck world matter any more when you’re the new host of Meet This Fraternity Guy, Chuck freakin’ Todd?

Say, Mister President-Man. The guys from ISIS are pretty scary, yeah? Scary to you. Right, or what? To you. Huh?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: [...] It is an abortion — a distortion — an abomination of that — that has, you know, somehow tied Islam to the kind of nihilistic thinking that any civilized nation should — should eliminate.

CHUCK TODD: Did you — did you see those messages they sent to you, naming you, when they — when they — when they beheaded those American journalists?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Yes.

CHUCK TODD: They sent messages addressing you personally. Did you watch ‘em?

Don’t just say ‘Yes,’ ANSWER me! Did you SEE them? Did you WATCH them? Did you become AWARE of them?? And then, shortly, Chuck’s follow-ups: Did you CRY? Did you PUKE?! Were there CHUNKS?! Awesome!

The president might avoid taking the lurid acts of ISIS personally because that’s precisely what they want. Terrorists try to make their public behavior your private problem. But Chuck is so fascinated with the prospect of the president being upset by New Kids On The Jihad he can’t let it go. Just think if the president wet his pants over this…SCOOP OF THE CENTURY.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Did I — I was — I review — as part of our overall counterterrorism effort, I review all the social media of many of these groups. And then these are – this isn’t the first organization to deploy social media. This is increasingly [blah blah]…

CHUCK TODD: I’m just curious. You know, when they address you like that and they behead an American, I mean, does it — what — how does that impact you?

C’mon maaan, you can tell me. This is the sort of professionalism and adult-style discourse we’re meant to expect from Chuck’s Sunday Bro Corner from now on. Look for the emergence of some sort of denouement for special guests at the top of the hour, like, “Mr. Prime Minister – BOXERS OR BRIEFS?”

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Gay Marriage something something bad ooby dooby God’s Love

Gallic brainy-guy knock-off Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry gazes in wide wonder at the political support for same-sex marriage. He can’t believe the way progressives have ignored the great moral traditions and intellectual prowess of the Christians who are freaking out about homosexuality. Could you liberals be more insensitive? You simply deny that conservatives hold a deep concern for the health and well-being of Homo sapiens. And dare I say this ignorance bodes ill for the planet’s denizens?

…this movement is based on a premise that is based on a misreading of history. And this misreading could drive the movement to ends it wouldn’t desire.

I dare – I dared. Of course, you might argue that religions have always adapted to fit the times, and it’s merely time for Christianity to do so again. For instance, they don’t bury slutty women up to their necks and use their heads for target practice any more (outsourcing). But on this matter, heathen-sexuality, Christians are and continue to be unshakable. There’s a good reason for that. Because…GREEN EGGS AND HAM.

The God who made the Universe is also, by his very nature, Love, and he made human beings with a very lofty vocation. Humans are meant to reflect His glory in the world; to be like God, that is to say, to be lovers and creators.

Isn’t Gobry knowledgeable? Homosexuality is out of its league, with him.

The fruitfulness of the marriage act reflects that God is a creator and has charged man to be an agent of his ongoing work of creation. And, finally, if God’s love means total self-giving unto death on a Cross, then man and wife must give themselves to each other totally — no pettiness, no adultery, no polygamy, no divorce, and no nonmarital sexual acts.

And such is the Godly practice of Marriage. Well, not in any Earthly reality, of course, because that would be hellish. But there’s a point to be reckoned with here about the quintessence of penis-in-vagina, and about utopian standards of behavior. Those things are what marriage is really about, very obviously. Right. The institution wasn’t meant for non-traditional flakes and weirdos. See you at the Liza Minnelli spousal, I’ll be sitting with Larry King.

…the point is clear: From the start, Christians embodied a different way of life. From the start, they understood a particular sexual ethic to be a keystone of this way of life. And they understood the logic of this ethic as prohibiting (among other things) homosexual acts.

And wasn’t ‘Christian Marriage’ an improvement upon bestiality, gang rape, and the like? Of course it was. Do you want to go back to living in caves? Having raccoons for tea? Certainly not. I believe that I, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, have proven my point. Let’s not dwell on this outrageous topic any more…

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Off we go, into the blue oyster culter

Why the American Air Force is full of god-bothering loons I don’t know. It’s just been that way for years.

…the Air Force would not accept his contract because he had crossed out the phrase “so help me God.” The airman was told his only options were to sign the religious oath section of the contract without adjustment and recite an oath concluding with “so help me God,” or leave the Air Force, the AHA said.

One of us! One of us! How very Medieval.

Air Force Instruction 36-2606 spells out the active-duty oath of enlistment, which all airmen must take when they enlist or reenlist and ends with “so help me God.” The old version of that AFI included an exception: “Note: Airmen may omit the words ‘so help me God,’ if desired for personal reasons.”

Oops sorry, how very modern. It’s not just an appalling Federal vale of Christianity, it’s of EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANITY. There are no alternatives to that, as you know. There is your Jesus, and there is you’re Satan’s rotisserie chicken for brunch. If you don’t yet realize how harsh it will be, being nibbled on by Satan, Airman Freshface will soon be here to tell you.

Colorado Springs is a nasty Jesus cult:

There have been complaints at the academy that a Jewish cadet was told the Holocaust was revenge for the death of Jesus and that another Jew was called a Christ killer by a fellow cadet. A banner in the football team’s locker room read: “I am a Christian first and last … I am a member of Team Jesus Christ.”

Also, there have been complaints that cadets were pressured to attend chapel, that academy staffers put New Testament verses in government e-mail, and that cadets used the e-mail system to encourage others to see the Mel Gibson movie “The Passion of the Christ.”

Over 4,000 flyers raving about the Gibson torture-fest were put down at dinner seats. Cadets who wanted to see the film were given time off, and the heathens were confined to barracks.

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National Review: Women in tight skirts are “mere pieces of meat”

Remember when you graduated from high school? You said to yourself, ‘I’m never coming back to this hellhole.’ But what if that hellhole came to you? What if somebody sent you an issue of National Review?

Considering Catcalls
By Molly Powell • August 30, 2014

No one is catcalling Rosie O’Donnell, Barbara Bush, or Janet Napolitano.

Blink. Blink. Umm, go on?

No one is catcalling my plump elderly mother as I wheel her down the sidewalk in her wheelchair. Marilyn Monroe once observed that she could walk down the sidewalk without drawing attention — without anyone recognizing her, let alone ogling or whistling.

Hints, anybody? I’m stumped.

She could turn her sex appeal on and off at will. Clearly the question of whether or not a woman is treated as a sex object by strangers on the street does indeed turn upon her physical appearance. To state otherwise is to ignore reality — which is not a conservative position.

Ooookay, so. Shorter: “Men never hoot at bug-eyed octogenarian scolds with thyroid disease, so why can’t they catcall your sister?”

To say, holy shit. Whoop – nearly forgot. Shorter the deuce: “Liberals are fat lesbians who can’t give a man an erection like I, Molly Powell, can.” If you think I’m overselling that second shorter compare Ms. Monroe, above, to our esteemed author, the not-Rosie O’Donnell:

When I wear a tight skirt and heels down the street, and some guy catcalls, I think, Okay, I guess this does look rather good on me. And when I wear baggy jeans and a loose-fitting T-Shirt and no lipstick, no one gives me a second look.

Who’s got the power?

ive got the power

Right, you go girl.

As women we can choose how we present ourselves. And if we are treated as mere pieces of meat, we bear at least some of the responsibility.

And if Molly were sexually assaulted, or stabbed, like a ‘mere’ piece of meat, she’d have to bear the responsibility for that as well. National Review is a fucking nightmare.

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What do black people do all day?

As we saw with Roger Simon’s effort to foil the rage of Ferguson’s citizens (you fools, the Great Society killed Michael Brown! [...or: Soylent racism, it's liberals!]), conservative ‘intellectuals’ will say almost anything to avoid discussions about race. For them, racism exists only in a historical context. Like rural illiteracy, the r-word had once – sigh, yes it’s true – been a big problem in our country. But then, because we’re American, we rooted for the Green Bay Packers, built an atomic bomb, and saw how Sammy Davis Jr. learned to live with his asshole wop buddies [harp glissando], so no problem. You heard me knucklehead, shush.

Which makes it somewhat confusing, at least for me – pray for me, won’t you? – when the same ‘intellectuals’ can’t help but tug on the sturdy threads that tie the tragedy of Ferguson, Missouri, to THUG LIFE.

Preening celebrities showed their solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., at the MTV Video Music Awards show this week. Rapper Common led the convocation, preachifying about the positive impact of hip-hop music on society as a “powerful instrument of social change” and “truth.”

Cameras showed drug-addled gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg bowing his head and flashing a peace sign during a “moment of silence” for Ferguson. MTV President Stephen Friedman aired public service announcements plying social justice messages. “It’s a call to action to our audience that we have to confront our own bias head-on before we can truly create change,” Friedman pontificated.

You’ve been listening to “Bloodstained Hypocrisy of Hollywood’s Violence Profiteers,” with Michelle Malkin. She picks her jaw off the floor, then she furies: You’re upset about white people shooting black men?

Spare me the shizzle and hypocri-dizzle.

You can’t get enough of black people doing the same thing! Amirite?

The night before the VMAs, a gunman barged into the 1Oak nightclub in West Hollywood and shot rap mogul Suge Knight six times. He survived…

The Bloods-affiliated Knight’s reign of criminal terror has been well documented by law enforcement and rap aficionados. A climax: the still-unsolved shooting deaths of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, which multiple insiders believe the record executive ordered.

Who is it that loves Negro violence? Who is it that encourages it? Liberals. And only a black person is nasty enough – and skeevy enough, frankly – to prosecute both sides of a murderous feud. Good luck sandblasting the smug look off of Michelle’s face.

Speaking of Ferguson-nasty, Ann Althouse is way too smart not to have seen the Hitler similarities. Or hadn’t you noticed? Michael Brown was a thug. Michael Brown was an ethnic. Michael Brown was shot…six times. I mean, is this freaky news or what?

Ann Althouse cares

The odds of the two greatest heroes of progressivism being assassinated days apart are like, what? 3 to 1? And shot six times? Eerie. It reminds me of that old poster on John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln.

From Wikipedia: “Marion Hugh ‘Suge”‘ Knight, Jr…. is the founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records.

And ahem, Ann dropped in that link that for the tragically un-hip. For the country cousins in the crowd. Because when she asked “Who shot Suge Knight?” it was only a question that had really been bugging her. For days on end, mystery had been gnawing at her soul [...and, mystery. *mmph?* please get that out of your mouth.]. Ann wanted to know, because she cared dammit. She wasn’t just casting hip-hop aspersions on someone who’d been shot in the head and was no longer around to defend himself from the yahoos of her world.

althouse douches

Bonus. What about that other liberal icon? Florida, the gangsta kid? ‘Member him?

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Ben Stein phones it in

Wheezing Leonberger Ben Stein calls Steve Malzberg’s Newsmax show to defame the deceased Michael Brown. Ben sounds creaky. We’ve come to expect better from the guardian of Nixon’s keen reputation than this barely racist nonsense he’s spouting.

“The idea of calling this poor young man ‘unarmed’ when he was six-foot-four, 300 pounds, full of muscles – apparently, according to what I read in the New York Times, on marijuana – to call him unarmed is like calling Sonny Liston unarmed or Cassius Clay unarmed.”

You might remember ‘Cassius Clay’ as the straight Christian name of Muhammad Ali, before he went gay Muslim. You might not remember Sonny Liston because Ben is old as a Mojave pine tree.

“I mean, he wasn’t unarmed, this was, he was armed with his incredibly strong scary self.”

You might also remember ‘armed’ as a word meaning ‘holding a weapon in his or her hands.’ In what manner Michael Brown menaced police with a second Michael Brown isn’t clear, but the allegation makes for a fascinating mind-cartoon. Until one of them gets shot in the head, of course.

Done slandering the dead, Ben moves on to the president and his attorney general:

“They’re not looking for a fair trial. They’re looking for a lynching jury. And it’s a very sad state of affairs. I mean it used to be, there was a time…when lynchings of African Americans were not that incredibly rare. Now the lynchings are the police and it’s just an outrage.”

How many cops have you seen swinging from downtown trees? Rotting in the sun? Some of you are bad at math, but that’s okay. I can wait.

“And by the way notice that in both this case and in Trayvon, Trayvon Martin’s case, it’s the very large so-called victim attacking the policeman who winds up dead. I mean if they just would not attack the policeman, if they just would talk to the policeman in a reasonable way instead of attacking the policeman, nobody would end up dead.”

I mean, what was Trayvon Martin thinking? Condominium cops don’t carry .45 calibers for good luck. The police commission had to do their thing of course – and didn’t that go on for awhile – but they ruled unanimously that Officer Zimmerman’s detention and use of deadly force were legal. I bet Ben thinks this is how Martin’s murder actually went down.

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Dinesh D’Souza, on the shoulders of giants

Dinesh D’Souza looks at the sectarian Levant militia guilty of terrorism, ethnic cleansing and mass murder and sees a domestic parallel:

“The common thread between ISIS and what’s going on in Ferguson is you have these people who basically believe that to correct perceived injustice, it’s perfectly okay to inflict all types of new injustices. Behead guys who had nothing to do with it. Go and loot shops from business owners who were not part of the original problem whatsoever. And all of this is then licensed by the left and licensed, to some degree, by the media.”

D’Souza is a convicted felon who will soon be going to federal prison. You know who also went to prison? Jeffrey Dahmer. The similarities are striking, which makes you wonder. How many young men did D’Souza kidnap and rape before he was arrested? How many of his victims’ penises did he boil and eat before someone intervened? Will he too be beaten to death in a penitentiary bathroom? We’ll have to wait and see.

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Part horrible beast, like a creature out of Greek mythology

Yesterday I criticized grizzled pundit Roger Simon for ignoring the troubling death of Michael Brown in order to criticize LBJ’s effort to help poor people, aka the “Great Society.” I thought it preposterous, and bizarre, to blame a 50 year-old government program for Ferguson’s current problems.

…because the Great Society convinced, and then reassured, black people that they were victims, taught them that being a victim and playing a victim was the way to go always and forever. And then it repeated the point ad infinitum from its debut in 1964 until now — a conveniently easy to compute fifty years — as it all became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The kid couldn’t help it Roger argued. Michael Brown got blasted in the head because he wanted to be a victim.

Roger is dumb. At the end of the piece, as is typical of luminous pundits, he advised us what to do so the next misguided Michael Brown can’t kill himself with a policeman:

Stop it already. No one has said this better than Jason Riley, author of Please Stop Helping Us. Listen to Jason if you want to end Fergusons.

And so the piece ended. Nothing more toodle-oo. A half-century of liberal malfeasance and the urban violence it spawned can be overcome with…Jason Riley. No point in working any harder than you have to I suppose.

And who is Jason Riley? He’s one of those new internet conservatives, a Fox News regular and Wall Street Journal contributor. He’s a right-winger ordinary in every possible way except for the fact that he’s black.

And what does Jason advise us to do? First you have to read his book: Please Stop Helping Us. Then you have to stop helping black people. How that will prevent white policemen from shooting their heads isn’t clear, but it happens to be the same sparkling advice Roger’s been offering America for thirty years. So naturally he’s a Jason fan. On racial matters the two are in fact so close they could practically be family, except of course that Roger’s white. So you can see why he just footnotes Jason now and then climbs back into his hammock.

He’s not the only one with exotic new friends. Having an urban wingnut on hand to do your race squawking is the hot trend in conservative discursion. It’s become so fashionable that it’s insinuating itself into the cultural iconography, like that National Review tote bag you get on a Summer cruise. And if you liberal pedagogues think a few more black officers in Ferguson’s PD would have helped Michael Brown, hey, Kevin! TELL them.

Can you imagine the reaction if a city asked for more white cops?

This call for “blackness” as an answer to what’s plaguing the black community is happening a lot, and quite frankly is disturbing…

For the life of me, I don’t understand why on Gore’s green Earth black people would want more black people controlling their lives.

This is Pat Buchanan material, the sort of stuff that appeals to big-hearted Stormfront enthusiasts. But you can’t really call this Jackson guy a fringe character when he’s been on TV with Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck, can you? And his book, The BIG Black Lie, why that’s a ‘bestseller.’ Well it’s really only a hot read for the Savage-Levin churls, but still. A book-writer couldn’t possibly be a racist…

“Colorization” seems to be the answer to all things for Liberals, and is most important to black Liberals. More black is supposed to be better. It never is!

It never is. Anyone who claims that having more black cops – or patent lawyers, or bank regulators, whatever – is “never” better would in fact be a racist. I don’t get much satisfaction in pointing out that Kevin’s a white supremacist but I also suspect that’s why some of these ‘refreshing’ conservatives have become prominent. It’s the reason why Joe the Plumber posted Jackson’s electioneering on his blog’s front page:

Admit it. You want a white Republican president again.

Now before you start feeling like you’re a racist, understand you are not.

Wanting a white Republican president doesn’t make you racist, it just makes you American.

He can argue that when you associate bad things with colored people you’re perfectly normal. Heck it makes you a typical American. That may sound like klavern banter to you, but don’t try pushing any of that liberal crap on Joe. He only posted the piece because it was thought-provoking, okay? If you really have to accuse someone of being a racist you can take it up with the black guy.

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How the Great Society surely killed Michael Brown

The police had shot and killed a black man again but, this time, the neighborhood wasn’t taking it. They’d long ago gotten fed up with a white police department that treated them like second-class citizens – pulling them over, harassing them and arresting them much more quickly than they did whites. Now a policeman had pulled aside a young man on a Saturday afternoon and then ended his life. The cop had gunned down an unarmed teenager in the middle of the street, as if the kid were public enemy number one. Shot him six times for the crime of jaywalking.

Every night now Ferguson, Missouri, explodes in protests, mayhem and looting. No one pretends to be surprised by the violence because they’ve seen it before; they’re only surprised to see it now, in 2014. Accordingly there have been hours and hours of national news coverage and solemn TV punditry, and an endless number of op/eds and blog posts arguing how and why this is happening in what many hoped was a post-racial America.

Tragic as this is, though, we can all be thankful for one thing. Conservatives have figured out what went wrong.

Okay, it’s a media circus but an eighteen-year old kid died here, even if he was a bit of stoned thug who liked to beat up clerks in convenience stores just to make off with a box of cigars. He didn’t deserve to die.

Of course, Michael Brown was just another street thug, but Roger Simon doesn’t believe he deserved to die. It’s a start.

Everyone knows we’ve seen it before and everyone knows we’ll see it again. In fact, many parties don’t want it to go away. The beat must go on. It has to go on or their very personalities will disintegrate. And I will tell you why — what caused it.

Give him credit for admitting that America has tolerated the deaths of young black men for too long. It’s being tolerated even today. Unfortunately, Roger’s advice will have little to do with that. He’s not interested in answering the central question arising from Brown’s death: How could it have happened? He won’t address the secondary question either, which follows the first: What’s wrong with the Ferguson police department?

Roger’s concerns are more traditional. He’d like to take on the issue that people like him have been obsessed with since slaves first arrived here in the 1600s. To wit: What’s wrong with black people? Over the centuries conservatives have always had a theory to explain that mystery. Here is today’s theory, courtesy Roger:

The Great Society. There, I’ve said it.

What?

Ferguson is the Great Society writ large because the Great Society convinced, and then reassured, black people that they were victims, taught them that being a victim and playing a victim was the way to go always and forever…

You thought this Ferguson controversy was about police casually killing an unarmed teenager. Roger knows better. This is really about how BLACK PEOPLE ALWAYS END UP LOOTING IN THE STREETS. Hot tip: the second thing is wrong.

And then it repeated the point ad infinitum from its debut in 1964 until now — a conveniently easy to compute fifty years — as it all became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

For decades the government worked to pull Americans (of all colors) out of poverty but that massive wide-ranging effort ended – just now, incidentally, a week ago Saturday night – as predictably as ever, in a self-fulfilling prophecy. Some cop shot a teenager and black people started yelling like they were victims. If it weren’t so pathetic it would be annoying.

Those misbegotten kids running around Ferguson high on reefer and wasting their lives screaming at cops are the product of all this. Stop it already.

Enough with the whining. And look how these Ferguson kids waste their lives. Running around town, getting high on drugs, yelling at cops and being completely…misbegotten. Don’t pretend they weren’t going to get shot, at some point. Don’t tell Roger that “the product of all this” is anything but deadly denial. And when some three year-old catches a bullet I’m sure we’ll hear from him how ‘misbegotten’ city toddlers have become.

How is it we can no longer agree that the death of Brown is the real problem? We can’t go on without the tragedy being addressed. But half of us, like Roger, want to pretend that when a violent act is followed by a violent argument somehow the act no longer matters. They seem to be saying that if Ferguson could only behave itself then the town might have a point. But how many Michael Browns have been killed without sparking even the slightest controversy?

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Report: A policeman has asked everyone to obey him

I fear the Washington Post is merely trolling a troubled country with this op/ed. The author is Sunil Dutta, an LAPD officer turned ‘Professor of Homeland Security’ for an online university. The title imparts a bit of Dutta’s sorely needed expertise: “I’M A COP. IF YOU DON’T WANT TO GET HURT DON’T CHALLENGE ME.” The sub-head provides further nuance: “It’s not the police, but the people they stop, who can prevent a detention from turning into a tragedy.”

Perhaps you thought, prior to this, that the officers invested with legal authority and lethal weaponry held the majority of responsibility in these interactions. You were wrong. The person with all the control and authority turns out to be you. After being stopped for jaywalking, you can easily avoid being shot in the arm, or through the skull, by the practical application of your prodigious civilian power. Dutta gives you pointers on how this is done:

…just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me.

Try not to open your mouth. If you move your feet you could end up in trouble, but definitely don’t move your lips. Don’t say ‘I want your name and badge number, pal.’ Or ‘Why are you pulling a gun on me?’ Or ‘What the hell did I ever do to you?’ Any time you have a conversation with an officer, just do your best to avoid using words.

Try to use non-verbal communication instead. Your puppy dog, incidentally, is a master of these techniques. Whenever you get stopped by law enforcement, greet the patrolman with audible whimpering. If that should fail, and it appears the officer wants to kill you, try piddling down your own leg. If, finally, the angry policeman begins to advance on you, weapon drawn, fall flat on your back and stare idly at the sky. As if you only needed a belly scratching. This technique typically gets the hair on the police officer’s neck to lay down, usually followed by the re-holstering of his cocked and loaded weapon. Now isn’t that better? Of course it is. No one really wants to make a peace officer fill out a bunch of paperwork or stay hidden in his house for months on end. In short, when negotiating any misdemeanor confrontation with law enforcement remember your options: Getting killed or getting a new master. The choice is up to you.

For more on living in urban police zones see this episode of My Life As A Dog.

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Everybody knows so much about Robin Williams…

Robin Williams’ death provides a great opportunity for America’s right wing to vent. Because he was so talented, sensitive, prone to snort cocaine and help the homeless, his suicide gives the high moral grounders a chance to bend over and flick the ashes of their scrupulous cigars in our wounded faces.

Rush Limbaugh.

“He had everything, everything that you would think would make you happy. But it didn’t.” Now, what is the left’s worldview in general? What is it? If you had to attach not a philosophy but an attitude to a leftist worldview, it’s one of pessimism and darkness, sadness. They’re never happy, are they?…

I mean, it fits a certain picture, or a certain image that the left has.

Joe Shimmel.

Everybody is currently talking about Robin Williams and his tragic suicide. Many are puzzled as to how a man, who made so many people laugh, could be so depressed that he would violently end his life. What people are not learning is the deeper truth about the insidious forces that tormented Robin Williams and drove him to suicide.

Robin Williams acknowledged that he had opened himself up to transformative demonic powers that aided him on stage.

This is the best, though.

Kevin is here to help

Kevin Burke at ‘Priests For Life’ unravels the mystery of Williams’ suicide. Back in the seventies Robin had a New York girlfriend:

When they decide to “end the pregnancy” by abortion, a very complex set of emotions are unleashed upon the young couple.

There were likely some rather pressured but reasoned discussions between the couple of why abortion was the only rational choice…as Williams shared:

‘…we were too young and it wasn’t right.’

Few relationships survive the complex emotional pain and complicated grief that naturally follows the decision to abort one’s unborn child. The powerful memories and emotions from such an experience defy our desperate rationalizations, and remain long after the relationship ends.

How is it a priest knows so much about ‘the powerful memories and emotions’ that follow an abortion? Color me skeptical.

In 1982, Williams was doing coke with John Belushi the night Belushi died of an overdose. Keep in mind that his association with Belushi the night of his death would naturally trigger his repressed post abortion pain and guilt connected to his role in the death of his unborn child.

And why do speedballs provoke ‘post abortion pain?’ I don’t know, I quit at LSD. If Kevin ever split a bag of mexican tar with an altar boy I’d give him some leeway.

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You want a race? Try Steve King’s ‘continental.’

“Get the fuck on the sidewalk” the police officer demanded of Michael Brown. Seconds later, having already been shot, Brown stopped running some 30 feet from where the cruiser was parked. As he turned and faced the policeman, with his hands up, the officer bore down on the unarmed teen and shot him at least twice more, killing him.

Ferguson, Missouri, has been a town racked with anger and protests ever since. It’s been overrun as well with hyper-militarized and indignant police who have been quick to deploy tear gas, rubber bullets and anti-riot tactics to clear the streets of the local vermin:

The tension in a St. Louis suburb following the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer was thrown into stark relief Sunday night in a video captured by CNN of a police officer yelling a derogatory phrase at protesters.

“Bring it, all you fucking animals! Bring it!” the officer said in the exchange.

There are many disturbing facts to come to grips with in the aftermath, beyond the armed cop being white and the unarmed victim black. Though the town is black (67% – 30%), the police force is white (94% – 6%). When the cops stop somebody, 86% of the time it’s a black person. When they search someone, 93% of the time they’re black. When they arrest someone, 93% of the time they’re black, again.

Colonial India was never this badly divided. There’s clearly something wrong with law enforcement in the outlying communities of St. Louis. I’d say if the Congressional Black Caucus didn’t raise the possibility of racist police practices in Ferguson they wouldn’t be minimally doing their jobs.

Now we are seeing reports, some of your colleagues in Washington, the Congressional Black Caucus, writing directly to the Attorney General…apparently concerned about racial profiling in Ferguson, Missouri. Does this help within the investigation…?

A Newsmax reporter asked this of congressman and recurring auditory hallucination Steve King. The paleo-conservative seized upon the opportunity to dismiss the outrageous idea that racism now exists, or has ever existed, in America. King came up with what I can only call a demonstration of right-wing Klingon flabbergast:

“This idea of no [trying to stop] racial profiling. I’ve seen the video. It looks to me like you don’t need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of a single origin. I should say, a continental origin might be the way to phrase that.”

The CBC requested an investigation of police practices in force before the shooting, concerned that profiling could have contributed to Brown’s death. The 18 year-old was inexplicably stopped by police for walking in the street on a Saturday afternoon. But King ignores those worries to address the real ‘problem,’ which is now of course the damned protestors.

And here’s his galactic trump card: “I see from the video the rioters all appear to have come from the same continent. So tell me, where’s the bias?” Anyone? Bueller? “How can the police show any favoritism without a white person being there?” Alright then, I get it now. No one is being singled out. All of the troublemakers are African-American, and they’re all being beaten equally. No one thought a human being could be this big an imbecile but, boy, no one was really wrong.

It is reassuring for some to see the Iowa race wizard undaunted by civilization. King carries on as archetype from the past. I’m not nostalgic for white supremacy so I’m stuck with the realization that people this odious still live among us, in snake-infested shacks, or abandoned tree hollows, or jailhouses this side of the county line. A few of them are politicians.

“I just reject race-based politics, identity politics. I think we’re all God’s children. We all should be held to the same standards and the same level of behavior.”

It’s hard to believe.

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