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    There oughta be an award for this

    There oughta be an award for this

    Maybe the David Sirota Award?

    “xaxnar” diarist at Daily Kos, April 16, 2013, The Right Wing Media Is Nervous:

    Charles P. Pierce noted today that the conservative media wing nuts are freaking out over anything or anyone that suggests what happened in Boston at the Marathon just might, might have anything to do with, um, you know, conservatives, right-wingers, etc.

    You know – the audience that gets constant messaging from Limbaugh, Hannity, Ingrahm, FOX, etc. etc. that Obama is coming to take their guns away, liberals are destroying America, the gays are coming for their kids, the new Black Panthers are coming for their stuff, and so on. The audience that gets a constant stream of talking points intended to gin up fear and anger. The audience that believes George Soros is funding the black helicopters of the U.N. that are coming to seize their guns and their golf courses. The audience that’s been told expanding access to health care like the civilized world has is a plot to enslave Americans and make them dependent on government.

    Oh, and government is the source of everything that’s wrong in their lives….

    If the right wing media machine feels it is being unjustly accused (and there is no evidence at this time that points to any particular ideology, or cause, organization, or individual), all I can say is that tired old line:

    If you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about.

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    Henry Hawkins | April 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Now there seems no reason why
    I should carry on
    In this land that once was my land
    I can’t find a home

    It’s lonely and it’s quiet
    And the horse soldiers are coming
    And I think it’s time I strung my bow
    And ceased my senseless running

    For soon I’ll find the yellow moon
    Along with my loved ones
    Where the buffaloes graze in clover fields
    Without the sound of guns

    And the red sun sinks at last
    Into the hills of gold
    And peace to this old warrior comes
    With a bullet hole.

    [Bernie Taupin/Elton John – Indian Sunset, Madman Across The Water]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S-jdXJ0H4w


     
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    dorsaighost | April 22, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I would point out the Alwaki’s 16 year old son (a US citizen) would disagree with that final statement …


     
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    deadrody | April 23, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Strange. That is the second time in two days I’ve seen an unhinged lefty describe Obamacare as allowing healthcare in the US to keep pace with the “civilized world”. Yesterday I saw someone claim that the US had the worst health care system in the “developed world”.

    Anyone know the source of this new talking point ? Yesterday I pointed out that the 100,000+ that die every year on the UK NHS “Liverpool Pathway”, (which is the benign name given to the cost cutting process in the UK when they decide you don’t get any more health care, you just get to die) probably don’t feel too good about THEIR health care system.

    It is so surreal to see liberals describe the world in a “sky is green” kind of distortion. Is health care in the US expensive and getting moreso ? Yes. Is it the worst in the developed world ? Ask a Canadian.


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