Quotes of the day

posted at 10:01 pm on December 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

Not so many moons ago, President Obama urged us all to “make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.” He Who Heals advocated “a more civil and honest public discourse” in the wake of the January 2011 Tucson massacre. As usual, though, the White House has granted Big Labor bullies a permanent waiver from the lofty edicts it issues to everyone else.

This week, menacing union goons unleashed threats, profanity and punches in Michigan, which is now poised to become a “right-to-work” state. Obama met the initial outbreak of violence with the same response he’s given to every other union outbreak of violence under his reign: dead silence.

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As the union violence story gathered force Tuesday, Robert Stacy McCain noticed that blogs on the left started offering an alternative version of events. In their version of events, the entire AfP tent/assault on Crowder was some sort of “false flag” trick. The attackers, you see, were really attacking themselves. They claimed that the video was “edited,” which is true of every single video ever taken since the dawn of video. A typical lens cannot capture a 360 degree environment. When someone points a camera at a particular object or person, they’re editing most of the world out of the shot. When they zoom, they’re focusing attention on a particular portion of the vista in a way that our eyes cannot naturally do. That’s editing. The question is never whether a piece of video was “edited,” the question is whether the editing misrepresented what really happened. In the case of the tent, the assault on Crowder, and the environment of intimidation and violence that the unions stirred up Tuesday, the editing was entirely fair to the facts. It happened.

This alternative version the left offered didn’t have to be true. It didn’t even have to appear to be true. There did not have to be a single grain of a fact anywhere near it. It just had to be floated out there and give so-called mainstream journalists enough of an excuse to decide not to cover the real story. Mainstream media journalists know all about editing, for instance, since they go out of their way to edit out the conservative world view in just about every story they write or produce. Many journalists know about false flag operations, because they are living false flag operations. They pose as objective while they work as Democratic Party operatives. That’s how they spend their entire careers…

This is not what democracy is supposed to look like.

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In other words, the justification is that Right to Work laws constitute “stealing” from workers. And since stealing is a violent act?–the workers are within their rights to retaliate.

To be sure, these opinions are in the minority. But the fact that outlets and individuals feel proud to broadcast this sort of message should be alarming.

There’s also hypocrisy involved here. Would liberals condone violence if the situation were reversed? And how would the mainstream media handle it if a conservative political leader promised “There will be blood,” just before a beat-down occurred.

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“I think in fact it is the opposite, Neil, that a lot people are happy to give this impression,” Steyn replied. “It is extremely valuable for people to understand that your guys mean it and you may want to play along because, otherwise, things are going to get very unpleasant for you. That is the message these guys are sending in Michigan. It’s basically the domestic version of what you see in the Arab Spring. All of these protests against Morsi in Cairo were completely peaceful, then Muslim Brotherhood show up to protest and seven people die. There is always an advantage to the side that means it and to the side that is willing to apply the muscle. And that’s why I don’t think the unions are bothered about bad publicity over this at all. They understand the people get the core message.”

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Via the Dana Show.

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Crowder: He was attacking a tent with women and children in it! People were pulling him off!

Sullivan: Oh, he was attacking a tent! Then what were you doing?

Crowder: We were there trying to prevent people from being hurt in the tent!

Sullivan: Listen, Steve, you deserve what you got!

Crowder: You are a liar, sir!

Sullivan: You deserve what you got.


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What is so great about candy canes? Red licorice is way better.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 2:31 AM

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

thatsafactjack on December 13, 2012 at 2:31 AM

Night Jackie!

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 2:32 AM

What is so great about candy canes? Red licorice is way better.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 2:31 AM

Ew!

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Want to fall asleep? Eat a lot of bread pudding, you will take a long nap.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 2:33 AM

You like black licorice better? How about gummy fish?

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 2:35 AM

You like black licorice better? How about gummy fish?

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 2:35 AM

Licorice is like — punishment candy. “You better clean your room, or you’ll be eating licorice, mister.”

Gummy is completely different. :) Everything should be gummy. Gummy lettuce, gummy steak, gummy — everything.

. . . been surfing about to make sure I’ve done enough damage to all these threads and blogs. I worked hard today. I think I’m OK . . .

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 2:39 AM

I could eat a head of Gummy lettuce with a gummy fork. Gummy bacon could be a new phenom.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 2:46 AM

Gummy bacon could be a new phenom.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 2:46 AM

OMG — We’re rich!

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 2:53 AM

Resist’s been tweaking her blog thing and everything. She’s got a twitter thing. I can’t make out RWM’s twitter thing avatar thing. You think that’s Resist or something iconic I should recognize?

https://twitter.com/SophieRo3

Spark, do you have a twitter thing?

I don’t know, man.

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Autopoof paused.

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Ah. Nothing for it. I’ll have to go do this thing.

Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever. See you on the other side — How long could it take, anyway? :)

Night, Spark! Night, night crew!

Morning, morning crew!

*poof*

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 3:27 AM

“This studio was built by union labor”

…NOONE ELSE IS ALLOWED TO BUILD IT. GOD.

Reaps on December 13, 2012 at 4:08 AM

obama calls this a civility…he revels in it….

There’s also hypocrisy involved here. Would liberals condone violence if the situation were reversed? And how would the mainstream media handle it if a conservative political leader promised “There will be blood,” just before a beat-down occurred.

ya think?

look at palin for cripe sakes, it’s already occurred and she didn’t even make that kind of statement

cmsinaz on December 13, 2012 at 5:46 AM

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 3:21 AM

good tune

cmsinaz on December 13, 2012 at 6:12 AM

This, however, is one of my favorite violin pieces.

thatsafactjack on December 13, 2012 at 1:16 AM

My favorite violin piece is the chin rest.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 1:22 AM

LOL! SparkPlug always makes me laugh, but this one was really funny.

Night Owl on December 13, 2012 at 6:50 AM

O/T: Singalong: Oh, we wish you a Merry Bonding Ritual…My take.

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 6:58 AM

Yeah, that was really great how Boehner came out and spoke so strongly against Union violence. It was so wonderful how he really stood up for Americans being attacked for free speech and peaceful protest. It was so great how he took it to the Democrats and Obama in particular about the hypocrisy of the left on this!

Yeah.. just kidding. Boehner would never do anything like that.

JellyToast on December 13, 2012 at 7:03 AM

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 6:58 AM

unstinkingbelievable…

cmsinaz on December 13, 2012 at 7:05 AM

cmsinaz on December 13, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Yep. That’s why I wrote about it. Please share.

Jelly, you need to read it, too, my Brother in Christ. Your cotton-pickin’ head will explode.

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 7:09 AM

I could not even listen to that union guy on Hannity. What an idiot…these people are terrified he says…poor union babies…well, I am terrified too..terrified of what is going to happen to this country with a moron like Obama in there for a second term but I doubt that he would agree that that fear gives me sanction to punch someone. What hypocrites these people are.

Terrye on December 13, 2012 at 7:09 AM

Speaking of idiots……..

Pelosi Accuses GOP Of Lack Of Concern For Kwanzaa
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/12/12/Pelosi-Blames-Boehners-Lack-Of-Kwanzaa-Concern-For-Delay-In-Fiscal-Cliff-Deal

PappyD61 on December 13, 2012 at 7:16 AM

PappyD61 on December 13, 2012 at 7:16 AM

That what I just posted:)

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Yeah, that was really great how Boehner came out and spoke so strongly against Union violence. It was so wonderful how he really stood up for Americans being attacked for free speech and peaceful protest. It was so great how he took it to the Democrats and Obama in particular about the hypocrisy of the left on this!

Yeah.. just kidding. Boehner would never do anything like that.

JellyToast on December 13, 2012 at 7:03 AM

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You’re half right. Boehner should be vocal, but not In the way you suggest. He should be attacking the fraud in chief for his DIVISIVENESS and his truly Partisan nature to lead ALL of America – a theme Romney should have highlighted much stronger. The workers who do not have a choice in the Union scam ARE AMERICANS TOO. And Boehner SHOULD be highlighting this fact as to why this A$$clown in the WH has no desire or compromise- as it pertains o the fiscal cliff- and his incite full words are causing violent reactions in America.

The a union pushback has to come from more lower, regional levels, even the Chamber of Commerce. Mitch Daniels, Scott Walker need to be more vocal. But then you have the commie media backlash………who wants that, right?

FlaMurph on December 13, 2012 at 7:20 AM

O/T: Singalong: Oh, we wish you a Merry Bonding Ritual…My take.

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 6:58 AM

1- Pelosi has never been to one of my family gatherings if she thinks it is a bonding ritual.
2- It’s sad that our troops are not allowed to celebrate the birth of Christ because it might upset a muslim or an atheist.

Night Owl on December 13, 2012 at 7:32 AM

From Drudge:

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R- UT) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that he has been “thwarted” by the State Department from seeing any Americans who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Many people forget that there were Americans who survived the Benghazi attack, some of whom were badly injured and are still recovering.

Night Owl on December 13, 2012 at 7:46 AM

kingsjester on December 13, 2012 at 6:58 AM

what a moron … looking fwd to the day she can explain herself at the throne …

1- Pelosi has never been to one of my family gatherings if she thinks it is a bonding ritual.
2- It’s sad that our troops are not allowed to celebrate the birth of Christ because it might upset a muslim or an atheist.

Night Owl on December 13, 2012 at 7:32 AM

yes …

conservative tarheel on December 13, 2012 at 7:52 AM

I’ve been staying off line lately, the blood pressure meds only work so much.. and clowns like these union thugs seen me over the top,.. as badly disabled as I am, I would still hve tried to help Steve there.. and maybe I could have gotten in a shot or three..

I was in the UFCW for 17 years..

This is no surprise to me, I’ve heard the self appointed thugs make death threats come contract time./. heard them threaten peoples families, their kids..

Anyone who would attack another person in public for a union, should be expelled from the US and stripped of his citizenship. Let them live in some third world dirthole, and play by those rules, they wouldn’t last long.

This was entirely predictable… Obama’s brownshirts feel safe now, his MSM flacks will bury the stories, and the entire left will lie nonstop about it. Unchecked, this will be how democracy dies in this country, a media fith column entirely beholden to a left wing ideology will never tell the public the truth. Any reaction from our own people on the ground to defend themselves will be painted as domestic terrorism by MSNBC braindead hacks, and the rest will just nod in agreement.

If there were real justice in this country, ABC CBS NBC and NPR would be stripped of their licenses, and shut down for deliberately airing propaganda aimed at building a one party thugacracy. What kind of person at these networks can do as they have, and still sleep at night?

The real truth is, Obama and his goons are energizing and radicalizing the right.. They are creating the new voices who like Breitbart, will speak without fear, and we will not yeild to these freaks. They are planting the seeds of a second civil war, by their violence and their lies broadcast with million dollar anchors telling us to submit and shut up.

I can barely be civil to an Obama voter..

They are to blame, and they are also going to be the first to whine when the economy crashs completely.. Heaven forbid a democrat take responsiblity for their actions.. there party taught them to just lie about it. Like their were no ademitted Nazi party members in Germany in 1946, there will be no self admitted Obama voters in a year.. maybe two..

except maybe Pelosi, dumb as a post.. but an ideologue to a fault.

mark81150 on December 13, 2012 at 8:07 AM

mark81150 on December 13, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Glad to see you back!

Night Owl on December 13, 2012 at 8:12 AM

mark81150 on December 13, 2012 at 8:07 AM

welcome back friend …. good to see ya around …. agree with your post.

conservative tarheel on December 13, 2012 at 8:19 AM

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