I had hoped to have the site up by last weekend, but it took our tech guy until today to get to it. I should have it ready to go by tonight, or tomorrow morning at the latest. The site is ready to go, I just need to fill it with content, which I’ll work on after dinner. Obviously, I have a lot to work with.
Left-Wing Institute For Civil Discourse was the top vote-getter in my poll. Hubby’s been helping me with the header – tell me what you think of it, (so far):
Oh, I see some of it got cut off. Here’s a smaller copy:
The email for the new site is email@example.com. Send me your tips.
While some members of the GOP are gettingwobbilly, I say man up. The reason why the left and the unions are screaming so loud is because they are losing both the argument and the visuals: as Powerline puts it:
I agree with Roger that this is a watershed moment. I think it is George Will who supplies the appropriate term for what we are seeing: “reactionary liberalism.” The petulant public employee unions and their associated goons swarming the Wisconsin capitol remind me of nothing so much as George Wallace blocking the schoolhouse door against integration, or the scenes, played out on national television in the early 1960s, of Democratic politicians whipping up mobs and setting dogs on civil rights marchers in the South. It was a clear sign the old order, also dedicated to preserving illegitimate privilege, was collapsing.
These protests aren’t a sign of strength, they are signs of weakness as the union bosses can’t quietly slip in the goodies they want. Or as even EJ Dionne acknowledges (and deplores) the Tea Party is winning.
Chris Kobus, otherwise known in the right-wing blogosphere as The BlogProf, was interviewed over a week ago by a reporter from the Oakland Press, which Kobus notes is one of the bigger papers in the Southeastern Michigan area.
The idea of the interview apparently got going after the severe snow that we have gotten here in Michigan, especially in the month of February. So Carol contacted Oakland University where I work and media relations contacted me.
The new civility means conservatives are supposed to shut up and let liberals have their way, apparently. This isn’t a climate of hate…. it’s a climate of righteous indignation, you see, because being “anti-union” is “deplorable”. (Some guy told me that in the comments.) Free speech isn’t for fascist, non-liberal points of view. “Union busters” and Faux News are just getting what’s coming to them.
“One thing I think should make clear – the people coming after us from every live shot here, these people hate,” Tobin said. “These are people who don’t respect diverse viewpoints. In fact, they’re so afraid I’ll present a diverse viewpoint, that’s why they try to heckle me and shut down every live shot. They’ve made it clear, that what they want to make it harder for me to do my job. They are proud of that when they disrupt a live shot, when they really trample over the First Amendment rights or the First Amendment’s obligations of a reporter. Now, I am not saying that’s all of the people. Those are the people that come here and heckle and try to disrupt things. I look in their eyes – there is hate in their eyes. They don’t want to hear any kind of viewpoint that is different from their own. That’s why they do what they do.”
Later on, Fox Anchor, Greg Jarrett spoke with New York Post Columnist and Fox News contributor, Michael Goodwin about what we’ve been seeing in Madison. Goodwin nails it when he notes that the ugliness as evidence of the entitlement culture:
Oh, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention how the MoxNews Video viewing lowlifes responded to that last video at YouTube—-all class as you can imagine:
Jes*s H. Ch**st, this is some serious f*cking propaganda. F*CK FOX!
F*CK YOU FOX NEWS!! AND TO THE F*CKING RETARDS WHO SUPPORT WALKER!! FASCIST F*CKERS AND F*CK YOU OLD RETARD FOR TWISTING HISTORY!
Pictures of the signs, please? <<<<Low info voter right there.
Wow, I love how the protesters are chanting “Fox News Lies”. My own personal twist would be “Mainstream Media Lies” but its a step in the right direction none the less.
FOX NEWS LIES!!!!!!!!
These people respond to the truth the same way vampires respond to the cross .
Lefty thugs have no self awareness what-so-ever. They obviously have no idea how they look to normal people, which is why this stuff keeps happening. This works in our favor in the long-run, but it doesn’t work for the poor older woman who got shoved in the short run:
Watch as one of the thugs violently assaults a Tea Party Patriot from behind:
Tea Party Patriot, Bill Greene, the man who was violently thrown to the ground by the union thug, explains what happened in this video. He says he tripped over the older woman’s walker, after the thug swiped him.