Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Right Wing Vs Paul Krugman and 9/11

Damn Liberals and their perverting of 9/11! Now where are my Freedom Fries.
  This should be common knowledge by now but man  the Right hates Paul Krugman. In case you aren't aware (maybe you've been under a few rocks or something) today happens to be the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks. Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman does a column for the New York Times entitled "Conscience of a Liberal" and it just so happens today he wrote this piece called "The Years of Shame". I didn't have a problem with it- given a tweet I made hours before it , but the Right-wing Blogosphere literally exploded with rage over this.

  I've read just about every Right-Wing tweet, blog post, and article about this but none of them seem to address anything he wrote. They only seem interested in name calling, demanding an apology and wanting the Times to suspend Krugman. This once again proves the Right can't handle the truth.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

LOL @ Michelle Malkin

I'd put something witty here, but this is a Michelle Malkin Tweet. I know I used that joke before, bite me. 
  When I first became aware of this the first thing that honestly popped in my head was "it's Soulja Boy, who cares?". The second thing that came to mind was a curiosity of how the Right wing would react, and thankfully they didn't disappoint. Seeing as I'm not a mindless tool, I have never heard the song causing such a stir among the media- and I don't plan to listen to it. The story goes like this, Soulja Boy recently released a song titled "Let's be real" and in it he rapped the following: "Fuck the FBI and the Army troops... fighting for what? Be your own man." Now needless to say, people were offended by these lyrics and chaos ensued. By chaos I mean an apology after a flood of complaints from military personnel and their families. Now the lyrics could have been better written but then again, he isn't a lyricist so I can understand if he completely bastardized the point he alleges he was trying to make. Can we go back to not caring about Soulja Boy now?

  Nope, because Michelle Malkin (read lunatic) decides this is the time to come after the Left by trying to tie this non-story together with the all too real story of the shooting that took place in Carson City Nevada which left 4 people dead including 2 National Guardsmen . The fact that she thinks these two things could even be remotely linked astounds me. It really does, at the time of this writing there's zero proof that this was a targeted attack on the National Guardsmen. They weren't in uniform, there were no real signs that these men were purposely picked because of their role in the Armed Forces and even less evidence that this guy was some radical Leftist Soulja Boy fan. By all accounts it seems as if it's just a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. My thoughts go out to the victims of this tragedy and I'm sorry some feel to use this as a tool to attack their political opponents. 

  Now I'll feel bad if I didn't acknowledge this, but Soulja Boy once 'beefed' with Ice-T, who also drew a large amount of Right Wing criticism after his song "Cop Killer". I know it's different but the links are closer than the ones Malkin is trying to connect. Just sayin.
  

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I'm Tired of "Reverse Racism"

Charles and David Koch, don't ask why. 

   An interesting article was brought to my attention today, it's not really a new thing but I just felt the need to talk about it. According to a new Harvard study white people in America feel more discriminated against than Black people. I've heard this malarkey over and over and over again. I feel the need to shed a bit of light on "Reverse Racism". My first issue with "Reverse Racism" is that it doesn't exist, and you people (YOU PEOPLE? WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU PEOPLE?!) feel the need to whine over something that isn't real. Racism is racism regardless of the perpetrator's or the victim's ethnicity. Racism isn't just a White on Black thing, it's a "everyone like me" on "everyone not like me" thing and we all need to realize this. It's true that racism in America as a whole isn't at the epidemic levels it use to be but it isn't like that was hundreds of years ago and everything is just peachy for black people now.

  There are a lot of things I personally dislike about Affirmative Action but the thing that gets me the most is the notion that every moderately well off African-American individual is only moderately well off because of it. From President Obama, to Herman Cain, to Alan West there's this idiotic idea that these guys were handed everything and got to where they are because the system favors them. That they don't deserve what they have, they took high profile positions because of their skin and nothing more. More recently, since the release of Rick Perry's disastrous college grades, we have seen various Right Wing bloggers, pundits and personalities call for Obama's grades in hopes that they are horrible. Barack Obama went to Columbia and Harvard Law without being a "legacy student" and graduated from Magna Cum Laude. Because of those things I'm pretty sure his grades were fine, but why was this made into a talking point?  Because they don't think he deserved to go to these schools, because he's an outsider. Darker complexion guys with funny names get into prestigious schools with horrible grades everyday right?

   I mentioned this on twitter once or twice, but in case you didn't know- White women have benefited the most from Affirmative Action. Now that isn't a bad thing considering the gender wage gap is shrinking every year and that unemployment for that group is considerably lower than the national average around 6.1% while among Black men  it's 16.5%.  But why is it that despite this, white people still feel they suffer more discrimination? After numerous studies shown that employers will not hire "black sounding" names with the same resume as more common "white" names, after 'Mud People loans', Redlining, disproportional conviction rates, sentencing rates, and poverty rates why do they feel the most victimized? It's pretty simple, what you're feeling isn't discrimination or "reverse racism". What you happen to be feeling is known as  a loss of entitlement.

  You people see things as "oh Blacks and Mexicans and Asians and the Feminists are taking over because of programs that favor them". That's not it.  What's happening is they are getting more opportunities that at one point were strictly only reserved  for the White Protestant male. You're losing White privilege  and you project this as discrimination against you. All I can really say is, calm down.  People like you still pull all the strings and a lot of them are trying very hard to keep it that way.