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January 27, 2010

The Proof is in the Finger Pointing

I have read hundreds of books, well over 800 actually, and countless magazines and watched countless hours of movies and TV so I don’t really know where I heard this.  You might recognize it though.  Somewhere, someone said you can always tell who is wrong by all the finger-pointing they do to distract you from the fact that they are wrong.  Politicians do it when their terms aren’t going that well, kids do it when they did something wrong but don’t want to get in trouble, even political parties do it to try to get votes.  It’s sad though when our media does it, a media that has lost its path, its purpose.  It’s how I can tell who I trust, who to believe.  You can watch ten minutes of any opinion show on MSNBC and you will hear derogatory words aimed at ordinary citizens, or competitive news outfits over and over again.  You will hear progressives, who profess tolerance for all, love and understanding, butterflies and ice cream cones, call every-day people names.  You will hear those same progressives bash their competition, wasting so much air time simply pointing the finger at someone else’s failings, or perceived failings.  That’s why I don’t watch that channel very much, but when I do I just laugh.  It’s why I watch Glenn Beck.  Watch an hour of his show, any day, and you won’t see poorly selected pictures of his competition, or hear him run audio of another media outlet just to make fun of them.  He only shows the other media personalities if he can show you right there that they are factually wrong.  You know, like the MSNBC report about racial tensions at a rally in California, where MSNBC conveniently cropped the picture showing the ‘racial tension’ was coming from a black man holding a rifle.  This next anecdote doesn’t have much to do with the topic, that I will get to later, just a snippet of something that I found humorous.

So, I am sitting there flipping channels, trying to convince my brain what it doesn’t want to hear, that there is nothing on.  I stop on the Ed show on MSNBC, because it makes me laugh.  They were discussing how everyone is just misinformed, and that the President’s numbers aren’t as bad as everyone thinks, according to an NBC poll!  Yep that’s right, the NBC poll, far more scientific than any other independent poll, showed that people supported democrats in congress, a congress that has had approval ratings in the high teens/low twenties since the Dems have had control.  The completely reliable poll also said that Obama had a 50% approval rating, and that more people supported the current health care bill than didn’t.  You know what they failed to mention though?  They forgot to mention the two (or is it three) degrees of separation between MSNBC/NBC and the office of the President.  NBC is owned by…GE.  GE’s CEO (lots of acronyms) is a financial adviser to the President.  Yup, that poll is very trustworthy.

So, my point.  I found a link to a facebook page for Ethical Reporters Against Faux News, so of course I had to have a look and see what kind of ‘ethical reporters’ we were dealing with.  I browsed through this, and the first thing I realize it the page isn’t organized by ‘ethical reporters’, it’s links to ‘ethical reporters’ so of course I had to do a count.  There were 31 articles when I looked at the page just a few moments ago.  Of those 31 there are 6 links to the comedy shows ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’, are these ‘ethical reporters’?  (Literally scratching my head)  There are 7 links to the Huffington Post, a group that is clearly and admittedly ‘left wing’ and out to get their opposition.  Also if I am not mistaken it is mostly bloggers that they link to, not reporters, not even ‘ethical reporters’.  Oh, yeah one of those Huffpuff pieces, written by Bill Maher, who said that all American’s are stupid.  Way to support that guy ‘ERAFN’ (that’s how they refer to themselves on the page when they don’t want to type, which is funny cause I just typed more explaining it than if I had used the full name.)  Finally, they had 4 links to MSNBC (see above for why that link is funny in the context of ‘ethical reporting’), but again, they mostly linked to the opinion shows which aren’t reporters.

Also at this page you will find the happy, shining examples of the party of love and tolerance.  I found these gems at ‘ERAFN’ from their fans.

“Well, there are some Republicans that aren’t flaming, hating, teabaggers”

“She [Sarah Palin] has about as much charisma as a rabid pitbull in my estimation – and that’s kind of an insult to pitbulls!”

“palin is gonna get raped!!” (my favorite, this shows the love, tolerance and inclusiveness of the left so well)

“I’m gonna wash that bank right outa my hair…” (a sick joke when referring to being raped by a big bank, this comment made by the supposed ‘ERAFN’)

Now, I am all for non-PC free speech, and a dirty joke now and then.  I don’t begrudge anyone the above opinions, I just wish someone could point out, maybe with a shovel, that the right doesn’t have a monopoly on bad morals, hypocritical acts, and generally being jerks.

August 27, 2009

Liberal Elitist Bill Maher Calls American’s Stupid

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 7:20 am
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Let me first start by saying that I used to have a little respect for Bill Maher.  He spoke his mind, regardless of popular opinion and he tended to pose intelligent questions.  I even watched, and enjoyed, his movie Religulous.  It didn’t change my views on my own faith, but he did pose intelligent questions in a respectful way.  Much more integrity than hacks like Michael Moore.  After Mr. Maher’s appearance on Conan O’Brien however I have lost all respect for him. You can read the entire transcript here, this site did it very well, and I don’t see the need to copy it.  Essentially Mr. Maher called Americans stupid, and that Obama should ram the health care bill through because we are too stupid to understand it. Let me be clear. I am neither Democrat or Republican, I believe the party system, any party system, ruins this country and stifles honest and civil debate. I am neither liberal or conservative, I am an American and I believe in the Constitution. I am religious, but I am not Christian, Muslim, or Jewish.

I have a few things to say to Mr. Maher, you think that a congress that admittedly doesn’t understand the bill, has any business passing it? If we are stupid, what are they? It’s their freaking job to read bills and vote, that is what they do, but they can’t even do that right. Some of us in this country believe that whatever your job is, from dishwasher to CEO, it’s your job, and you should do the best you can while you are there. Politicians like John Conyers however would rather make a joke of it, which in my opinion is insulting to the people who voted for him.

Also Mr. Maher, there are three branches of government, the Legislative, Executive and Judicial, and the Bill of Rights is the document that details our most basic rights as Human Beings and Americans.  We aren’t taxed all that much, I get most of mine back. I don’t know the exact number that is spent on Foreign Aid, and frankly I don’t care. I care more about the government spending my money to purchase businesses that should have failed. I understand the Earth’s relation to the Sun, and I know that Judaism is much older than Christianity. I have read the Bible front to back twice, and I know that Obama was born in Hawaii, the supreme court ruled that the birth certificate was all good. I know all of the things that you claim that Americans just don’t know, and let me tell you, I still think the health care bill, in it’s current form, is bad for us. I don’t need anyone to tell me that, I read it.

Answer me this Bill Maher. If insanity is “repeating the same act and expecting a different result” then why are we following Great Britain, Canada and France down the road to socialized medicine? These countries haven’t gotten it right, and our government, Democrat and Republican, has a long history of staggering failure. What makes us think this government can get it right. America, and her citizens have a legacy of leadership, innovation, and forward thinking, no matter how stupid you think we are. We need to harness that, and use ideas that are new. At least that way, if they don’t work we can say we tried something different, instead of banging our heads and wondering why we failed following Britain’s example.

Finally, from a non-christian (but religious), ’round-earther’, who has never even been to a civil war reenactment, you owe America an apology. Your statistics don’t show anything more than when asking 100 people you are just as likely to get 50% of people who can’t remember what it is you are asking about as you are to get 50% that do. If you think that our politicians are exempt from that statistic then you are extremely naive. Get over yourself Bill Maher, you state your opinion as if it were fact, and the only fact that I see here is you are a Liberal Elitist like Michael Moore, Al Gore, and President Obama.

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