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Liberal Fascism Watch

By Jesse Taylor
Friday, July 4, 2008 19:24 EDT
 

imageRoger L. Simon, on the news that Obama will be holding his acceptance speech at 76,000-seat Invesco Field:

They are floating the idea of changing the venue of his acceptance speech from Denver’s Pepsi Center to the much larger outdoor Invesco Field. I’m not going to indulge in the obvious comparisons. But I am disturbed by this development. 76,000 people blindly screaming “Yes, we can!” in a giant stadium is not an image I relish seeing in a free society.

76,000 people “blindly” screaming “Defense” a week and a half later, though, is as American as apple pie in a motherfucking Camaro parked on Mahmoud Achmedinejad’s balls.

I’m sorry, but a candidate rallying thousands of people someplace in order to accept his nomination, and concurrent cheering/chanting/clapping from the assembled crowd is sort of how these things work. I understand that our conservative brethren exist with their totalitarian radar set to 11, but if we’ve reduced our standards for the impending drumbeat of fascism to public displays of excitement, I fear the only things left to us patriots as refuges on this 232nd Fourth of July are minor-league Arena Football games and John McCain rallies.

I guess, however, that would be the point.

Jesse Helms, you left quite a legacy

By pams

Jesse Helms has died. As a native and current resident of North Carolina, even today many people I run into outside of this state who know little about it — recognize the name Jesse Helms. He leaves a long, dark trail of professional racial bigotry (he opposed the MLK national holiday, and civil rights legislation) and homophobia (that list is so long, you don’t know where to begin). Former U.S. Sen. Jesse A. Helms, the…

 

Friday Random Ten “Real Patriots Shoot Fireworks, Not Bombs” Edition

By Amanda Marcotte

Ten songs off your shuffle on your MP3 player of choice. Leave ‘em in comments. Here’s mine: 1) “Down But Not Yet Out”—Felt 2) “Lake Of Fire”—The Meat Puppets 3) “Die”—Bratmobile 4) “White Wedding”—Queens of the Stone Age (Billy Idol cover) 5) “Ever Fallen In Love”—The Buzzcocks 6) “Another Day”—Sludgeworth…

 

Breaking: Charlie Crist’s getting hitched…to a woman

By pams

Drudge turns on the tired old police siren for breaking news — here it’s time to flip on the rainbow siren! Now that the Florida governor’s found that “special someone,” you know, the adulteress he’s been allegedly boinking for sometime now, he’s making his “union” legal — something gay and…

 

The weakest AFA boycott EVER

By pams

Dapper Don Wildmon and Co. have launched a boycott against McDonald’s for being too pro-homosexual. Of course you’d expect a lot of bluster right out of the box, but with this ludicrous disclaimer the AFA is already on the defensive: What the boycott of McDonald’s IS NOT about This boycott…

 

Not quite a wingnut swirlie, but definitely a wedgie

By Amanda Marcotte
Thursday, July 3, 2008 23:55 EDT

 

A Modest Proposal

By Jesse Taylor

I hereby challenge any clear-eyed, level-headed conservative blogger who really knows what torture is to draw up a list of things that aren’t torture when done to brown people, and have them done to them by trained professionals. After all, waterboarding, like so many other things, is no more than…

 

Helpful!

By Jesse Taylor

The Wall Street Journal runs an opinion piece declaring that Obama should embrace his Muslim heritage. I’m kind of conflicted about this. On the one hand, Obama should embrace the Muslim community and make clear that the smear here is his alleged dishonesty rather than his alleged faith in Islam.…

 

Protect Your Vital Bodily Fluids

By Jesse Taylor

Thieves are stealing more ATMs. I personally blame Barbershop. I have noticed that there are tons more stories about things being stolen – manhole covers, copper pipes, catalytic converters, etc. Are we falling into some sort of kleptocracy? And if so, when will we admit it’s Barack Obama’s doing?…

 

What Would You Do If I Sang Out Of Tune?

By Jesse Taylor

You know, when liberals say that the media is in the tank for McCain, it’s not because we’re trying to create some reverse ratfuck scenario in order to improve our fortunes. It’s because things like the Note exist. Here comes the McCain comeback — again. A bulldog is in place,…

 
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